Author Archives: Jason Sample

Chautauqua County: A Place Fit for a President

Note: This article originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of Timelines, the Chautauqua County Historical Society’s quarterly newsletter. All members of the historical society receive the news letter as part of their annual $20 membership fee. You can sign … Continue reading

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Armistice Day Centennial, Return of Annual Picnic Highlight 2018 CCHS Program Schedule

WESTFIELD – The Chautauqua County Historical Society’s (CCHS) programming committee has finalized its 2018 Program Schedule with several unique lectures and events planned. Highlighting this year’s program schedule is a collaboration with local historians from across the county in November … Continue reading

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Reflections on the United States Entering World War I, 100 Years Later

Below is an article originally appearing in a Saturday insert of the Jamestown Post-Journal on April 1, 1967 on what was then the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Entering “The War to End All Wars.” The article was written by … Continue reading

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Chautauqua County Historical Society Holiday Open House is 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 … Continue reading

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Support Local History by Donating to Community Foundation’s #BigMatchDay on Giving Tuesday

WESTFIELD – Chautauqua County Historical Society (CCHS) is asking community members to consider donating to CCHS on #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. #GivingTuesday was … Continue reading

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History of Ice Harvesting Lecture Set for Saturday, Nov. 12 in Dewittville

DEWITTVILLE, NY – The Chautauqua County Historical Society’s final lecture for 2016 will take attendees to the shore of Chautauqua Lake for a special presentation on the history of ice harvesting. Local historian and author Fletcher “Ned” Ward of Bemus … Continue reading

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