On Wednesday, Janet Wahlberg, president of the Board of Trustees for the Fenton History Center, presented to governmental officials and key stakeholders about the center’s new exhibits, potential corporate partnerships, and upcoming community events. One of the highlights of the presentation was the addition of items to the Fenton History Center’s display that belonged to its namesake, late Gov. Reuben Eaton Fenton.
During the nearly 20-minute briefing, Wahlberg touched on various topics, including the center’s official mission statement and the new artifacts that were being donated to the center. These items were some of the personal properties of the late Gov. Reuben Eaton Fenton.
Wahlberg mentioned that the McClurg Museum has some of these artifacts and believes they belong on display at the Fenton History Center. The McClurg Mansion is a 14-room, federal-style mansion built in 1818 and is home to the Chautauqua County Historical Society.
The recent gathering included government officials and other stakeholders, whom Wahlberg said the center wanted to reach out to for possible corporate memberships to boost funding. The center is looking to invite various organizations that have an interest or are stakeholders with the Fenton. They are also interested in donors and corporate partners who may be interested in a corporate membership. This would allow them to pick which programs and projects they would like to sponsor, instead of being asked for donations throughout the year for each project.
Additionally, the Fenton Museum will be hosting a Community Open House on December 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and everyone is invited to attend