WESTFIELD - The Chautauqua County Historical Society will say goodbye to 2013 with its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday at the McClurg Museum in Westfield. The event allows visitors an opportunity to learn more about the museum and the historical society - including its exhibits and collections - free of charge.
The day will feature music provided by The McClurg Street String Band, which is comprised of music students from Westfield Academy and Central School, under the direction of acclaimed WACS music director Kent Knappenberger. The event will also once again have desserts provided by members and friends of the Chautauqua County Historical Society.
The historical society holds the open house each year to provide visitors the opportunity for to see the latest items that have been added to the collection, as well as learn about renovations and new exhibits that have been added during the past year. It's also an opportunity for the organization to recruit new members for the new year. A single, annual membership is just $20 and provides free admittance to the museum throughout the year, plus a subscription to the award-winning Timelines newsletter - which is mailed to all members five times each year.
Pictured is the 2010 Holiday Open House.
"The historical society will once again open its doors to the public and provide refreshments, music, and camaraderie as we celebrate the holiday season," said James O'Brien, historical society president. "Anyone interested in learning more about the county's rich history and the McClurg Museum is invited to stop by."
There is no cost to attend the open house. It will take place on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the McClurg Museum in Moore Park, Westfield. For more information call 326-2977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.