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Mansfield Historical Society Summer Programs Begin June 11

The town of Mansfield’s Historical Society is hosting a lecture by Ed Chapman on the beekeeping and honey production industry in Mansfield and its relationship to the history of farming in the region.

The free event is the first lecture planned for this summer, and is the last in the society’s lecture series on farming in Mansfield.

It all takes place on Saturday, June 11 at 7 p.m. at the Mansfield Town Hall. Light refreshments will be served.

Then, on July 14 at 7 p.m., join the Society again for a presentation by Earl McElfresh, who will be talking about the “Life and Times of Cattaraugus County.”

FYI, Society President Kelly Keis notes that the Mansfield Historical Society building at 7691 Toad Hollow Road in Eddyville (Little Valley zip code 14755) is open by appointment from April through October.

Membership is open to anyone willing to participate, support and contribute to the purpose of the Society, which is to “preserve the historical records and artifacts of residents of the Town of Mansfield for the local community, interested visitors and future generations.” Dues are $5 per year, with active membership requiring attendance to a minimum of two meetings per year.

For information or to schedule a visit, contact Kelly Keis at 716-474-6104 or Town Historian Sue Cross at 716-307-2904.

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