Historical markers honors 19th century Silver Creek artists
As part of Silver Creek’s 175th celebration, two New York State historical markers designed by Vince Martonis, Hanover historian, were unveiled Sept. 5 at the Hanover Town Hall. Following the unveiling, Martonis presented a PowerPoint program at the Anderson-Lee Library to honor Silver Creek’s two 19th century artists — Amos Wight and Ammi Farnham. Attendees at the unveiling, seated left to right, were James Feldmann from the Chautauqua County Executive’s Office; state Sen. George Borrello; Mayor Jeff Hornburg; Lou Pelletter, Hanover councilman and Silver Creek historian; Ed Schintzius, Hanover councilman; Sandy Lindstrom, Silver Creek village trustee. Back row, left to right, Jillian Jones, Buffalo AKG Art Gallery; Ron Raczka; Vince Martonis, Hanover historian; Linda Beach, Anderson-Lee Library; Elaine Hotelling, First United Presbyterian Church.