Historical Society Open House Sunday

Holiday decorations can be found throughout the McClurg Mansion in Westfield, home of the Chautauqua County Historical Society and location of the 2017 Holiday Open House, which is 2-4 p.m. on Sunday.

WESTFIELD — The Chautauqua County Historical Society will say goodbye to 2017 with its annual holiday open house on Sunday at the McClurg Museum in Westfield.

The open house provides an annual opportunity for visitors to learn more about the museum and the historical society, 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 Kent Knappenberger, Westfield Academy and Central School music director. Guests will also get to see a new exhibit focusing on the New York 112th Infantry Regiment of the Civil War, which includes portraits of several locals who fought while serving in the regiment.

As with past years, the event will also have refreshments and delectable desserts, provided by trustees, volunteers and members of the 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 $20 and provides free admittance to the museum throughout the year and a subscription to the Timelines newsletter, which is mailed to all members five times each year.

There is no cost to attend the open house. It will take place on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the McClurg Museum in Moore Park, Westfield. For more information call 326-2977 or email cchs@mcclurgmuseum.org.