Step Into the Past at the Fenton History Center

What's New — By Lia Del Priore on October 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm

If you’re looking for a bit of education along with your vacation, look no further than one of the best museums in Buffalo.  At the Fenton History Center, you’re sure to spend the day learning the history of Buffalo.  Take a gander at the historical life of Buffalo, New York.  This area is rich with history; and the museum pulls out all the stops in the name of education.  This beautiful mansion was built in 1863 and was originally the home of Reuben Fenton.  Reuben Fenton was the governor of the state from 1865 until 1869.  The house was later added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, making this one of the more interesting spots in town.  The museum has a wide variety of attractions, including a massive library.  The library contains a grand total of over 5,000 volumes.  The museum showcases the rich history of Jamestown and Chautauqua County.  There is also a small dedication to infamous people who have impacted our nation’s history.  One of the top attractions in the museum, however, is the Civil War exhibit.  It’s here you’ll find an extremely rich detailed account of the Civil War, including it’s impact on lesser known towns.  If you’d rather take a tour of the museum, one can easily hire a guide for a private or public tour.  An added perk; if you’re visiting the area in order to learn more about your own routes, look no further than this wonderful museum.  You can actually research your own family history here.  There are also genealogy researchers in the mansion that can help you trace your own family tree right back to its routes.  This is definitely one of the top reasons to visit the museum.  If you’re traveling with small children, there are special exhibits and opportunities specifically designed just for them.  If you’re looking to learn more about the area, this is a great place to start.