Brown Bag Lunchtime Talks will take place the second Wednesday of each month in the Fenton History Center dining room at no cost from 12 PM to 1 PM. Food and drink is permitted. Donations are not required but will be graciously accepted. View this season’s Past Brown Bag Lunchtime Talks here: https://www.fentonhistorycenter.org/past-brown-bag-lunchtime-talks/
See the complete 2017 listing below:
August 9th: 12 PM to 1 PM: Patrick Tyrrell: Lincoln’s Hero, Scoundrel, or Both?: Michelle Henry, Chautauqua County Historian & Records Manger, will discuss Patrick Tyrrell’s personal life and life as a Secret Service Agent on August 9th promptly at 12 PM.
Patrick Tyrrell is credited with thwarting an attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln’s body and was hailed as a hero in Springfield, Illinois, but his early life in Chautauqua County was marred by corruption and personal strife. Was he a hero or a scoundrel, or perhaps a bit of both?
September 13th: 12 PM to 1 PM: Walnut Grove Archaeology Project: Year 6: Dr. Thomas Greer will discuss the archaeological excavation that has been underway on the grounds of the Fenton History Center and additions to the artifacts that have been collected on September 13 promptly at 12 PM.
Team members of the Walnut Grove Archaeology Project will continue in an area where an early structure associated with the mansion once stood. Dr. Thomas Greer and his colleagues will also be investigating the location of the carriage house and west side house addition.
Interested in participating? Dig days take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer beginning in June. Excavation may also take place on some Saturdays. The days that are not spent digging will be spent washing artifacts. Due to the confined space and small scale of the project, the number of participants is limited. If you would like to join us call the Fenton History Center at (716) 664-6256.