On Wednesday, Janet Wahlberg, president of the Board of Trustees for the Fenton History Center, presented to various government officials and key stakeholders on the center’s new exhibits, potential corporate partnerships, and upcoming community events.
During her nearly 20-minute briefing, Wahlberg highlighted several topics including the center’s official mission statement and new items that were being donated to the center. These items were some of the personal properties of the late Gov. Reuben Eaton Fenton.
One of the most notable additions to the Fenton History Center’s display was a collection of artifacts from its namesake. 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.
Wahlberg mentioned that she wanted to reach out to government officials and other stakeholders for possible corporate memberships to boost funding for the center. She stated that they are looking for 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 recent gathering included various organizations that have an interest or are stakeholders with