Chautauqua County Historical Society Holiday Open House is Dec. 11

Volunteer docent Beth Tarplay decks the boughs of a Christmas tree at McClurg Museum with ornaments from an extensive collection donated by Marlin Casker of Jamestown. The 12-foot tree is in the parlor of the McClurg mansion in Westfield, one of five rooms on the first floor elaborately decorated for the holiday open house, which is 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 11.

Volunteer docent Beth Tarplay decks the boughs of a Christmas tree at McClurg Museum with ornaments from an extensive collection donated by Marlin Casker of Jamestown. The 12-foot tree is in the parlor of the McClurg mansion in Westfield, one of five rooms on the first floor elaborately decorated for the holiday open house, which is 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 11.

WESTFIELD, N.Y. – Chautauqua County Historical Society will say goodbye to 2016 with its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, Dec. 11 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 acclaimed WACS music director Kent Knappenberger. The event will also once again have refreshments and delectable 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.

There is no cost to attend the open house. It will take place on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the McClurg Museum in Moore Park, Westfield. For more information call (716) 326-2977 or email cchs@mcclurgmuseum.org

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