Calendar

  • July 28-August 1

    Archaeology Camp
    For grades 1-3. Limited space, 9-noon, please register early, $50 fee.
  • July 31

    Jim Roselle booksigning event from 4-5:30 PM in the newly remodeled gift shop.
  • August 7

    Grave Matters
    9 am to 4 pm – Documenting and Preserving Your Historic Cemetery seminar in Batavia.
  • August 9

    Fenton's Old Fashion Day
    10 am to 5 pm – Free admission to the festival and the museum. Experience our hometown's living history to life. Many crafts & games for kids, a variety of food vendors, modern crafters, and much more!
  • August 13

    Brown Bag Lecture Series
    Topic: Lake View Cemetery.
    Come hear about an important part of Jamestown's history during the lunch hour. Noon to 1 PM. Donations encouraged. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month April through October at the Fenton Mansion.
  • September 10

    Brown Bag Lecture Series
    Topic: The Fenton Archaeology Project: Year 3.
    Come hear about an important part of Jamestown's history during the lunch hour. Noon to 1 PM. Donations encouraged. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month April through October at the Fenton Mansion.
  • September 20-21

    Blue and Gray 2014
    Members of the 9th Cavalry NY volunteers and the 155th NY Volunteers will be encamped at the Fenton Mansion and welcoming the community to learn about the life and times of the Union soldier. Sat. 10-4, Sun 10-3.
  • October 4 & 11

    9th Annual "Saints and Sinners" Lake View Cemetery Tours
    From 3 pm until 8 pm stepping off throughout the day and evening. At historic Lake View Cemetery, corner of Buffalo St. and Lakeview Ave., Jamestown. Horse drawn carriage and walking tours available. The tour will uncover some of the more than 43,000 personal stories at Jamestown's beautiful Lake View Cemetery. Be ready to learn some interesting information about Jamestown and Lake View Cemetery. Presale: $10 for adults, $2 for children & youth; half price for Fenton History Center members. Carriage rides: $18 all seats, Reservations are required; please call 664-6256 to reserve your tickets and time slot. Call early as the later tours fill up fast!
  • October 8

    Brown Bag Lecture Series
    Topic: Jamestown's Speakeasy Era.
    Come hear about an important part of Jamestown's history during the lunch hour. Noon to 1 PM. Donations encouraged. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month April through October at the Fenton Mansion.
  • October 12

    Mausoleum Tours and More at Lake View Cemetery
    A guided behind-the-scenes tour of a number of the elegant mausoleums and gravesites in Jamestown's 1859 cemetery. Costumed actors tell the family stories. Light refreshments follow the tour. 8 PM. The cost is $20 for potential members, $15 for members. Youth and children are $5. Reservations are requested; please call 664-6256 to reserve your tickets.
  • November 25

    35th Annual Holiday exhibit - Members Only Sneak Preview
    4-7 PM. New members welcome, join and see the exhibit for FREE.
  • November 28

    35th Annual Holiday exhibit opens to the public. through January 19, 2015

 

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News

Grand Opening

  • Time for the public to see what we have been up to! Thursday, June 19th from 4 - 7 PM will be our Grand Opening of the newly renovated first floor of the mansion! Stop by for refreshments, a drawing for a free book and check out the improvements that have been implemented over the past several months.

Fenton Travelers

  • Fenton Travelers plans first trip, scheduled for October 26 - November 2, 2014 to Salt Lake City and the Family History Library. Read more...

New cards for sale in Gift Shop created by a Fenton member

  • The Fenton History Center Museum Gift Shop is offering a new line of Jamestown cards. Read more...

Victorian Images on the Wall at the Pub

  • Norman Carlson asseses the much talked about "mural" discovered after the recent fire at the Pub.

Area Events Listing

  • The Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau lists area happenings to help you know what is going on from auto racing to orchestras. See events.

Fenton History Center Annual Report

  • The 2013 annual report is available online now.

Buried In Time

  • History Center digs for information on Gov. Fenton's life. Learn more in this August 25, 2012 Post-Journal article.

Mark H. Dunkelman's New Book

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The Fenton History Center is available for small private events including birthday parties and wedding pictures. Please contact us if you would like to use our facilities.

The mission of the Fenton History Center is to provide educational and cultural opportunities for the residents of southern Chautauqua County and its visitors through the collection, preservation and exhibition of artifacts and archival materials pertaining to Jamestown and southern Chautauqua County, New York.