Janet Wahlberg, the president of the Board of Trustees for the Fenton History Center, presented on Wednesday to various governmental officials and key stakeholders. The presentation focused on new exhibits, potential corporate partnerships, and upcoming community events.
One of the highlights of the presentation was the addition of items to the Fenton History Center’s display that belonged to its namesake, late Gov. Reuben Eaton Fenton. During a nearly 20-minute briefing, Wahlberg touched on various topics, including the center’s official mission statement and new items being donated to the center. These items were some of the personal properties of the late Gov. Reuben Eaton Fenton.
Wahlberg mentioned that she believes these artifacts should be displayed at the McClurg Museum in Jamestown, New York. The McClurg Mansion is a 14-room federal-style mansion built in 1818 and is home to Chautauqua County Historical Society.
The recent gathering included government officials and other stakeholders whom Wahlberg said she wanted to reach out to for possible corporate memberships to boost funding. She emphasized that they are looking for organizations interested in or are stakeholders with Fenton History Center, as well as donors and corporate partners who may be interested in becoming members for their programs and projects. This would allow them more control over which projects they sponsor instead of having to make yearly contributions for each project.
Finally, Janet announced that Fenton Museum will be hosting a Community Open House on December 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and everyone is invited to attend.
Overall, Janet’s presentation provided valuable insights into how Fenton History Center plans to expand its reach and engagement within the community while also creating new opportunities for partnerships with businesses and other organizations.
Janet highlighted several key aspects during her presentation: firstly, she mentioned that there were some new exhibits being added to the museum’s collection that belonged to late Gov. Reuben Eaton Fenton – these artifacts showcased his personal properties which include documents, photographs and other memorabilia.
Secondly, Janet discussed potential corporate partnerships – this included reaching out to government officials and other stakeholders in hopes of forming relationships with businesses interested in supporting their work through corporate memberships.
Finally, Janet announced an upcoming event – a Community Open House which will take place on December 2 from 2:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m., where everyone is welcome