Hanover Historian to visit Farman Library Sept. 11

Vince Martonis next to the Hanover Elm at the Chautauqua County History Fair in 2011.

ELLINGTON — The Ellington Farman Library will host Hanover Historian Vince Martonis on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. The program is called Chautauqua County Curiosities and features interesting and unique historical items.

The curiosities will include the Famous Hanover Elm, the largest tree east of the Rockies; the Great Black Walnut Tree of Silver Creek–so large that it was made into a room; the incredible Sottle Horse Skull Fiddle–made by the first settler of the county; and Dr. Pettit’s medicines of Fredonia–a story which involves Mark Twain, Sears and Roebuck, and the Underground Railroad.

Attendees will receive a free historical item related to the program.