County Historical Society finalizes 2013 events and programs

WESTFIELD – The Chautauqua County Historical Society’s board of trustees recently held its first meeting of 2013 at the McClurg Museum in Westfield. During the meeting the organization finalized its programs and events schedule for this year.

The Historical Society’s first event of 2013 will be the organization’s annual meeting at 11 a.m. on April 20 at the Westfield Methodist Church. The annual meeting will not only feature an annual report on the status of the organization, but also a luncheon and a presentation on the “Milk Bottles of Chautauqua County and Their Stories” – to be delivered by local dairy history expert and milk bottle collector Alberta Oonk of Clymer.

The annual meeting and presentation are free to attend, but anyone wishing to have lunch is asked to pay $15 per person, with a deadline for reservations by Tuesday, April 16. To make a reservation by calling 326-2977 or email at

The Historical Society’s complete 2013 program schedule can be found online at, under the “Events” section. Further details on all scheduled 2013 events and programs will also be posted later this month in the local media, on the historical society’s blog ( and on Facebook at