Learn the “Seven C’s of Chautauqua County” at Audubon on Saturday, September 17

Photo caption: Whether your fascination is local history or local waterways, you’ll want to hear Dr. Tom Erlandson’s presentation on “the Seven C’s of Chautauqua County” at the Audubon Nature Center on Saturday morning, September 17. The event is a collaborative presentation by Audubon and the Chautauqua County Historical Society. Erlandson is pictured here in Chautauqua Gorge, through which flows Chautauqua Creek, one of the 7 C’s with a rich history all its own.

Whether your fascination is local history or local waterways, you’ll want to hear Dr. Tom Erlandson’s presentation on “the Seven C’s of Chautauqua County” at the Audubon Nature Center on Saturday morning, September 17. The event is a collaborative presentation by Audubon and the Chautauqua County Historical Society. Erlandson is pictured here in Chautauqua Gorge, through which flows Chautauqua Creek, one of the 7 C’s with a rich history all its own.

Did you know there are seven different waterways in Chautauqua County that begin with the letter “C” and each played a prominent role in the settlement and growth of various communities?

You are invited to join the Chautauqua County Historical Society, in collaboration with the Audubon Nature Center, on Saturday, September 17, at 10 a.m. when Dr. Tom Erlandson delivers a unique presentation on “The Seven C’s of Chautauqua County.”

Well-known locally by both historians and naturalists, Erlandson will not only answer the question of which are the seven waterways that start with the letter “C,” he will also provide details on how they contributed to Chautauqua County’s rich history.

A retired Jamestown Community College professor, Erlandson is a long-time resident of Chautauqua County, public servant, author, and member of the Chautauqua County Parks Commission.

Thanks to the Chautauqua County Historical Society, this is a free event. Reservations are not required.

The Chautauqua County Historical Society was established in 1883 and is the oldest historical society in Chautauqua County. Since 1951, the organization has been based out of the historic McClurg Mansion (built in 1818) in Westfield, N.Y. Annual Membership rates start at just $20. All members are given free access to the museum year-round and a subscription to the quarterly “Time Lines” newsletter.  For more information, call (716) 326-2977 or visit McClurgMuseum.org.

The Audubon Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. The building, with its collection of live animals, interactive exhibits and the Blue Heron Gift Shop, is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays.  The grounds, including trails, gardens, picnic tables, arboretum, and Liberty, the Bald Eagle, can be visited from dawn until dusk daily.

To learn more about the Nature Center and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.

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