BUSTI - The Busti Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the basement of the Busti Museum building.
There will be a business meeting to discuss the Apple Festival. A nominating committee will be appointed.
Thomas L. Greer from the Fenton Historical Society board of trustees will present a program on the historical archaeology project being conducted on the Fenton Mansion grounds. The Fenton Mansion was built in 1864 as the home of then New York Gov. Reuben E. Fenton. For the 20 remaining years of his life Fenton lived in the mansion with his wife and three children. His widow, Elizabeth Scudder Fenton, lived there until her death in 1901. From photos, maps, and accounts, it is known that several other buildings and structures were constructed on the grounds for a variety of purposes. Over the summer, personnel working with Dr Ryan Austin, project director of historical sites for the University at Buffalo Archaeological Survey, dug test holes and trenches in an effort to improve understanding of the exact locations and functions of some of these buildings.
The project is part of a larger effort to gain a better understanding of the life of the only state governor native to Chautauqua County.
The public is welcome at all Busti Historical Society meeting.