On Wednesday, Janet Wahlberg, president of the Board of Trustees for the Fenton History Center, presented to government officials and key stakeholders on the center’s new exhibits, potential corporate partnerships, and upcoming community events.
The presentation highlighted the addition of personal properties of late Gov. Reuben Eaton Fenton to the Fenton History Center’s display. The McClurg Museum has these artifacts and believes they belong on display at the Fenton History Center. The 14-room, federal-style mansion built in 1818 is home to the Chautauqua County Historical Society.
Wahlberg mentioned that the center wants to reach out to government officials and other stakeholders for possible corporate memberships to boost funding. They are 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.
In addition, 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.