Ned Ward entertained and enlightened a nice crowd with his lecture on the history of spearfishing and the use of fish decoys on Lake Chautauqua. As usual, he provided an in-depth look at the social and economic forces driving this thriving 19th and early 20th-century industry.

The audience enjoyed a wonderful social hour with appetizers provided by The Village Casino and beverages courtesy of Bag and String and Ellicott Brewing Company. As always, we thank our business neighbors for their generous support.

We celebrated Dave Lawson's 89th birthday on Sunday 8/14 with cake and lemonade. Volunteers from the museum and the local ACBS chapter gathered to wish Dave well and to enjoy some fun and fellowship. The weather was great and a good time was had by all.

 

We had a wonderful turnout for Marla Connelly's lecture on the history and future of Long Point.

Created by a glacier, Long Point has been a prominent feature of our lake forever. Marla entertained a crowd with stories about the people who owned the land on and around the point, how it became a New York State park, and what the plans are for improving the park for all of us to enjoy.

For our members: Register your boat with us and use our docks any time you’re in Bemus Point–whether the museum is open or not.  Now you can enjoy the shopping and dining while you’re boat is safely docked at the TLC.  Click on the red  “READ MORE” button below for a link to the printable registration form or pick up a form at the museum desk.

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