On Wednesday, Janet Wahlberg, president of the Board of Trustees for the Fenton History Center, presented to various 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 personal items belonging to late Gov. Reuben Eaton Fenton to the center’s display. These items were donated by the McClurg Museum, which believes they should be 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.
During her presentation, Wahlberg discussed various topics including the center’s official mission statement and its plans for future exhibits. She also mentioned that the center is looking for corporate memberships to boost funding. The recent gathering included government officials and other stakeholders whom Wahlberg said they wanted to reach out to for possible corporate memberships. They are interested in inviting various organizations that have an interest or are stakeholders with the Fenton as well as 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.
The Fenton Museum will also 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.