Nestled within the Westfield village green, surrounded by majestic shade trees and manicured lawns, is a unique learning experience for children and adults alike: the McClurg Museum and History Center. Operated by the Chautauqua County Historical Society (CCHS), the museum offers a rare glimpse of life in Chautauqua County.
The house was 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. Today the 14-room Federal-style mansion is the home of the Chautauqua County Historical Society. Since 1883, CCHS has been collecting and preserving the significant history of Chautauqua County.