Fenton History Center To Install Military Exhibit

The Fenton History Center will host an open house for veterans and their families on Friday, Sept. 14, from 4-6 p.m. Submitted photo

The Fenton History Center is excited to announce that it is installing a new military room exhibit this fall. The history center excited to update the exhibit and include new research, collection items, personal stories and interviews that have been gathered over the last few years.

In order to involve our veteran community in the process, the Fenton will be hosting an open house for veterans and their families on Friday, Sept. 14, from 4-6 p.m. at the Fenton History Center. Veterans and families are welcome to come for refreshments and to tour the exhibit space to see the work that has been done and to give feedback on the future of the exhibit and the final installation during Veterans Day week in November.

Education director and Curator Jenn Champ will give a guided tour of the mansion at 4:30 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., Barb Cessna, Fenton’s Vets Finding Vets Coordinator will talk about the work of the program.

In addition to the activities inside the mansion, the 9th New York Volunteer Cavalry Reenactors will be on the Fenton grounds for the weekend. They will set up camp Friday, Sept. 14, at noon and will host a Regimental Flag presentation on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. All are welcomed to attend. In March 1863, 155 years ago, Governor Reuben E. Fenton paid for the cost of the flag and pole and hand delivered the flag to the 9th Cavalry Regiment.

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