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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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County Historical Society Summer Picnic is Wednesday, July 11

Are you interested in learning more about the Keelboat, Flatboat and Storeboat industries of early Chautauqua County? The Chautauqua County Historical Society’s summer picnic will take place this year in Falconer Park (N. Phetteplace St., Falconer, N.Y.) beginning at 6 … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 121 – 125

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring  John Heyl Vincent, Lewis Miller and Arthur Bestor (Chautauqua Institution); Emily Mulkin Bishop (Forestville) and Alpheus Hodges (Ashville). Originally broadcast on local radio stations June 27 – July 1, 2011. … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 116 – 120

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Willard McKinstry (Fredonia), Almet & Sheldon Broadhead (Jamestown), Warren Packard (Lakewood), Robert “Ellick” Alexander Carter (Jamestown) and Thomas Mariann Skidmore (Lily Dale). Originally broadcast on local radio stations June 20 – June 24, 2011. Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 41 – 45

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, featuring Alvin Plumb (Jamestown), George Stoneman Sr. (Busti), General George Stoneman (Busti), Katherine Stoneman (Busti), and Mary Smith Lockwood (Hanover). Originally airing on local radio stations March 7 – March 11 2011. Continue reading

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The Dexter Brothers – Bicentennial Biography No. 21

The Dexter brothers were among the earliest settlers of Chautauqua County. Darius Dexter was the first to arrive, coming to Mayville, N.Y. in the spring of 1808 from Herkimer County, New York. He was hired by the Holland Land Company to cut a mile and a half of road from the lake through Mayville towards the Cross Roads [Westfield]. He returned to Herkimer… Continue reading

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