Step Back in Time

Step Back in Time

This weekend you can slow the pace of your busy world.  Turn back to a quieter time, a time when there were no cell phones, email or 24-hour stores. The Fenton History Center’s 9th annual living history day, Old Fashion Day, is this Saturday, August 10 from 10 Am to 5 PM at the Fenton […]

Walking tours of Jamestown

Walking tours of Jamestown

The Fenton History Center is offering a variety of walking tours this summer.  The next tour is of the Southside neighborhoods around the Fenton Mansion.  It will be Saturday July 27 at 1 PM at the Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St.., Jamestown, NY.  Explore the beauty and majesty of an era gone by in […]

Christmas Season 2012 – Holiday Events for Everyone

Christmas Season 2012 – Holiday Events for Everyone

JAMESTOWN – Every town, village and hamlet in Chautauqua County, and just about every church, school and club will find its own, one-of-a-kind way to celebrate this joyous season. Many of the holiday festivities have been lovingly and brilliantly created to attract as many friends and neighbors as they can to enjoy the beauty and […]

Famous Fireball Run – Astronaut and Hometown Girl Find Missing Children

“You’ve blown the lid right off !” Fireball Run Adventurally planners told Lee Harkness after their 4-day visit to Jamestown. “Jamestown is way above expectations. We didn’t know anyplace like it existed in the U.S.A.” Lee Harkness, Executive Director of the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation, was quoting Universal Studios Florida Executive Producer, “JJ” Sanchez, and […]

Finding Civil War Records

JAMESTOWN – Are you curious about a Civil War soldier, sailor or unit? The Fenton History Center will present an interactive talk about what paper records the Center holds for public use. From unit records to the census, many bits of information are available to the researcher who knows where to look. Fenton Researcher Barbara […]

Fenton Hosts Furniture History Lunch Talk on July 11

JAMESTOWN – Come hear about an important part of our area’s history during the lunch hour on Wednesday July 11 beginning at noon.  Fenton Trustee and local historian Clarence Carlson will talk about the evolution of the Swedish Furniture Co., started in 1883,  that eventually became Crawford Furniture.  The talk features images, stories and more […]