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2016 County Historical Society Program Schedule Begins in April with Presentation on ‘The Year without a Summer’

WESTFIELD – The Chautauqua County Historical Society’s (CCHS) programming committee has finalized its 2016 Program Schedule with several unique lectures and events planned. Highlighting this year’s program schedule is a lecture on the 200th anniversary of The Year Without a … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies – No. 91 – 95

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring William Seward (Westfield), Olive Risley Seward (Fredonia), Calista Jones (Jamestown), Horatio Brooks (Dunkirk) and Marion Dickerman (Westfield). Originally broadcast on local radio stations May 16 – May 20, 2011. Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 71 – 75

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Davis Hanson Waite (Jamestown), Clarissa D. Wheeler (Jamestown), John Murray Spear (Kiantone), Simeon Howes (Kiantone) and Oliver Willcox Norton (Sherman). Originally airing on local radio stations April 18 – April 22, 2011. Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 61 – 65

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Henry Rouse (Westfield), Francis Brewer (Westfield), Bainbridge Colby (Bemus Point), Oliver Smith (Jamestown) and Simeon Clinton (Arkwright). Originally airing on local radio stations April 4 – April 8, 2011. Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 33 – 35

A collection of biographies from Chautauqua County, featuring Heman Bush (Busti), Elial T. Foote (Jamestown), and Silas Shearman (Jamestown). Continue reading

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The Pettit Family – Bicentennial Biography No. 29

The Pettit family played an instrumental role in the Western New York Underground Railroad. Dr. James Pettit was born in 1767 and practiced in both Madison and Onandaga Counties, N.Y. prior to coming to Fredonia. His son, Eber M. Pettit, was born in 1802… Continue reading

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