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Latest News

Fenton Slice of History Pizza Challenge

Pizza vendors from all over the City will battle to be the best on April 29th from 1 PM to 3 PM. Enjoy a performance to be given by the Italian Heritage Dancers with music by Uncle Joe Iuculano, try pizza from multiple vendors, and help the Fenton History Center choose

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Brown Bag Lecture Series

Beyond the Ghosts: Preservation in Rural Cemeteries: America’s small town cemeteries are woefully in need of preservation and support, both money and volunteers. Local historian Amada Branard has a plan. Learn about her plan at the April Brown Bag Talk.  The public will be invited to sit in on a lecture

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Walking Tours of Jamestown

Walking tours will take place the last Saturday of the month, beginning in May and ending in September. This year’s walking tours will include Jamestown’s Lakeview Loop, Jamestown’s Historic Downtown, Jamestown’s Hidden Alleys, and Jamestown’s Churches. Jamestown’s Hidden Alleys, and Jamestown’s Churches will meet at the Fenton History Center at

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Winter Trivia Tournament @ SHAWBUCKS

It is not too late to be in the running for the grand prize! Two preliminary game nights remain (February 15th and 22nd) before the grand prize round that is to follow the contest on the 22nd. Weekly winners will receive a gift certificate to a local restaurant and the

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Taste the Difference: An 1850’s Farm to Table Event

The Fenton History Center and the Busti Historical Society would like to announce the “Taste the Difference: An 1850’s Farm to Table Event” to take place at the Busti Victorian Hall on May 18th. Robert Cross of Three C’s Catering will discuss meal preparation in the 1850’s while guests enjoy

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