ATTENTION: New Fenton History Center Website Coming Soon!

Vets Finding Vets

If you are a Veteran, THANK YOU for being part of the 1% who have served our country! We salute YOU!
Fenton History Center has a program just for you, as a thank you for your time spent in harm’s way (or not), away from your families and friends, doing the behind the scenes work that keeps our country safe.

Veterans, Reservists, or those still serving have free access to our Fenton Research Center for family genealogy, looking for old service buddies, documenting the other service members in your family, or helping us find and preserve the service record of past Chautauqua County Veterans before they are lost in the pages of time!
As Veterans, you are the only segment of our population who receives this perk, a one year membership for free access to our resources, computers, online genealogy subscriptions, and staff/volunteer expertise.

For more information about the Vets Finding Vets program and to find out how to enroll please call the Fenton History Center at 664-6256 during hours of operation or email:  The Fenton History Center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Please call ahead to confirm research center hours before visiting the Hall House on a Saturday.

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For any who are interested in looking through, or contributing to, the  Chautauqua County Veterans Memorial Commission database, the website can be accessed through this at If you see an error in anything in the database, please let the Fenton know!We are trying to make sure the database is fully accurate, but can always use your help.

ATTN: Edits made from the public site do not correct an existing Veteran record. Please contact Barb with the new information Mon – Fri at 716-664-6256 during our business hours of 10:00 – 4:00. Or send and email to with any comments or corrections.


Vietnam Memorial Wall of Faces Update:

Photos of Charles T. Thielges and Dahl LaPorte have been located! A special thank you to anyone who may have contributed to contacting the fallen soldiers’ families.

To see the 37 soldiers included from Chautauqua County visit:



Help the Fenton History Center share the story of local veterans. We would like to help loved ones honor veterans (both living and fallen) who are close to their heart. All submitted items will be passed on to the Fenton History Center’s Chautauqua County Military Collection, allowing each veteran’s story/memory to live on indefinitely.

Those who would like to submit military documentation, photographs, stories, and other related information to the Fenton History Center’s Military Collection should contact by email or call (716) 664-6256 Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Please note all original items will be scanned and returned unless it is specified that the original is to become the property of the Fenton History Center’s Military Collection by its owner.


Join us for the monthly Fenton Canteen: Fenton Canteen

Learn more about upcoming programs: Upcoming Talks & Outings  

Browse past talks held at the Fenton History Center: Past Talks & Programs  

Discover stories about Vets Finding Vets members: Veterans in the News

Learn more about Project 22: A Message of Hope: Project 22