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Fenton History Center
The Fenton History Center Invites You to Join them for Upcoming Guided Tours!
Guided Tours Cost $10 for adults and Fenton History Center Members are $5. Children 17 & under Free. You can call the museum at 716-664-6256 for more information about each tour.
Saturday, July 27 & August 31 – Behind the Scenes Tour of the Fenton Mansion & Grounds
Join Trustee and Director of the Walnut Grove Archaeology program Dr. Tom Greer for a behind-the-scenes architectural tour of the Fenton Mansion and grounds. This tour includes stories and information not included during regular tours and explores areas of the Fenton Mansion that are not shown to the general public. Get an up-close and personal look at the architecture of the house and find out more about what we have discovered during many summers of archaeology digs on the grounds. Meet at the Fenton History Center at 10 am.
Saturday, August 10 – A Peek Inside: A Tour of Four Historic Churches
Join us for the second annual “A Peek Inside: A Tour of Four Historic Churches.” Last year we changed our church walking tour so that we could go inside the churches and take a look around. This year we will visit Bethel Lutheran, A.M.E. Zion Blackwell Chapel, First Covenant, and Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church. We will get a tour of each church from congregation members, and Fenton History Center staff will provide historical information about the neighborhood and community. Meet the group at First Covenant Parking lot at 9:45 am.
Saturday, August 17 – The Magic of Allen Park Walking Tour
We are excited to announce a new walking tour for summer 2019, “The Magic of Allen Park.” The Fenton will partner with the Allen Park Women’s Club to offer a historic walking tour of Allen Park. Join us to explore this wonderful park, and discover new memories or relive the old. After the tour, please stay and enjoy lunch in the park or bring kids and play on the playground. It truly is a magical place! Walking tours take place rain or shine, and can cover a few miles of distance. The Allen Park tour will go up and down hills, and there is some uneven terrain. Meet at the Allen Park Bandshell at 10 am.
Saturday, August 24 – Industrial Walking Tour of Jamestown
Join author and historian Clarence Carlson for a walking tour of Jamestown’s industrial past. Carlson will highlight the various manufacturers that made Jamestown a booming city known for its textile mills and furniture factories. The tour will also explore how the Chadakoin River and the railroad connected to form a powerful center of industry in Jamestown. The tour concludes with a stop at the sight of the former American Aristotype Factories, an innovative company that made pre-sensitized photographic paper that revolutionized photography. The paper was made here from 1889 to 1925 when all operations were moved to Rochester as part of the Eastman Kodak Company. Meet at the Fenton History Center at 10 am