Chautauqua Township Historical Museum

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 in Architecture, Chautauqua, New York | 0 comments

Chautauqua Township Historical Museum


The museum is a house built in 1818 by pioneer James McClurg, the wealthy son of a Pittsburgh industrialist. Its grand salons and formal rooms stood in sharp contrast to the rugged homes of neighboring frontier settlers. In 1984, the mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the 14-room Federal-style mansion is the home of the Chautauqua County Historical Society.


Janet completed this piece in 2011 inspired by the McClurg Mansion in Mayville, New York. It is a pen and ink drawing with watercolor overlay.

Chautauqua Museum - copyright Janet Jacques


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