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Barcelona’s fishing history topic of upcoming lecture

March 1, 2017
Westfield Republican

Barcelon was a thriving commercial fishing community for much of the 19th and early 20th century. Learn about its rich history at a presentation by Cristie Herbst, Chautauqua County Historical Society president and retired Post-Journal editor, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 at the Octagon Gallery at Patterson Library in Westfield.

The program is co-sponsored by the Patterson Library and is being held in conjunction with Karen Glosser's exhibit "Soulscape: Reflections on Lake Erie." It is the first of the 2017 speaker series offered by the CCHS. There is no charge.

For information call 716.326.2977 or email

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A 19th century postcard depicts hanging fishing nets on the shore of Barcelona.

ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Chautauqua County Historical Society was established in 1883 and is the oldest historical society in Chautauqua County. Since 1951, the organization has been based out of the historic McClurg Mansion (built in 1818) in Westfield. Annual membership rates start at just $20. All members are given free access to the museum year-round and a subscription to the quarterly "Time Lines" newsletter.



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