“The Jamestown Furniture Industry”


Book Signing and Dinner Event at Shawbuck’s Press Room Restaurant 

Article Contributed by
The Fenton History Center

The Fenton History Center will be hosting a dinner, discussion and book signing to introduce local historian Clarence Carlson’s “The Jamestown Furniture Industry, History in Wood 1816-1920” at the newly opened Shawbuck’s Press Room Restaurant on February 26 from 6-8:30 PM. After years of research and the help of local historians, editor Pamela Brown and photographer Ed Voss, Carlson was able to publish the 190 page volume last month with a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. The book is a chronological history of the many furniture makers and companies that made Jamestown the second largest furniture producer in the country at the turn of the twentieth century.

The book signing event will start with a sit down dinner, followed by remarks by Mr. Carlson and then the book signing. Books will be available at the event. Guests are encouraged to bring their copy of the book for the author to sign as well. The cost of the evening is $25 for potential Fenton History Center members and $20 for members. Visit
www.fentonhistorycenter.org or call
664-6256 for more information.