McClurg Museum (Chautauqua County Historical Society)
The McClurg Museum is the home of the Chautauqua County Historical Society, which was founded in 1883. The building itself was constructed in 1818 by James McClurg, the son of a wealthy industrialist. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. The society is dedicated to preserving the history of the county. To this end, the museum contains exhibits and displays featuring exhibits relating to the settlement and development of the county. Items on display include fine art, antique furniture, textiles and dolls.
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