Museums, historical societies to host Open House Day

MAYVILLE — Local residents and visitors are encouraged to learn more about local history by participating in the first-ever countywide Museum and Historical Society Open House Day, taking place Saturday.

The event is being presented by the Chautauqua County Museum Consortium, which consists of nearly two dozen different organizations and historical groups from throughout the county.

The purpose for the open houses is to help raise awareness of the vital role that local history groups provide for their community by preserving and promoting our county’s rich past. Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., visitors are welcome to stop by their area museum and see items in their collections, learn more about upcoming programs and activities, and find out how they can help preserve local history by becoming a member or even a volunteer.

While many historical groups are offering free admission to the open house, not all are. Contact your local organization to find out if they are participating in this event.