FREWSBURG - The Carroll Historical will open its summer season on Saturday with the annual open house celebration from 1-5 p.m.
This year our commemoration is for Gov. Reuben Eaton Fenton, "A Soldier's Friend." He was born in the town of Carroll on July 4,1918. He was supervisor of Carroll from 1846-52, and went on to serve five terms in the U.S. Congress from 1853-64. He resigned from the congress after election as governor of New York state in 1964, 150 years ago. He worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, and then served as a United Sates Senator from 1869-75, being one of the founders of the new Republican Party.
Harold Bennett and William Reynolds are speaking about Reuben Fenton at 1:30-2 p.m., and at 3-3:30 p.m. Dawn Peterson and Dr. Thomas L. Greer will be speaking.
Many new exhibits are available. The society is featuring Frewsburg Business both Past and Present, and The Frewsburg High School Class of 1944. New exhibits also open are music, military, Odd Fellows, Frewsburg Fire Department, Lumbering and Rafting, One-room schoolhouses, Timeless and Time worn Toys, James Myers and Myers Memorial Library.
Saturday is Armed Forces Day and the society will have a special veterans display. The society is celebrating veterans with a drawing for an American flag. You must be a veteran to enter but do not have to be present to win.
The entire community is invited to attend. Refreshments are available. As always, no admission charge. The Carroll Historical Society is located in the building behind the Carroll Town Hall, 5 E. Main St., Frewsburg.