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The Fenton Historical Society of Jamestown, N. Y. better known as The Fenton History Center, operates in the beautiful Italian villa-style mansion built for New York State Governor Reuben E. Fenton (1819-1885) in 1863. Reuben Eaton Fenton was one of a class of developers and entrepreneurs, newly affluent in the mid-nineteenth century. After securing his fortune in lumbering and financial investments early in life, Fenton spent most of his adult years in political office. Moving from Town Supervisor to U.S. Congressman to Governor of New York and U.S. Senator, Reuben Fenton became one of the most famous citizens in the history of Chautauqua County.

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All members receive these basic annual benefits:

  • Unlimited complimentary admission
  • Unlimited access to museum library.
  • Museum gift shop discount.
  • Members only e-mail updates

Student $15

Receives basic benefit of free admission to the museum and research center for the year of membership and reduced fee for Fenton events and programs unless specified.


Senior $30  (for ages 62 and over)

Receives basic benefit of free admission to the museum and research center for the year of membership and reduced fee for Fenton events and programs unless specified.


Educator $30

Receives basic benefit of free admission to the museum and research center for the year of membership and reduced fee for Fenton events and programs unless specified. PLUS access to educator online area. ( Special educator online resources coming later this year.)

 


Individual  $40  (for up to age 62)

Receives basic benefit of free admission to the museum and research center for the year of membership and reduced fee for Fenton events and programs unless specified.


Family $75

Receives basic benefit of free admission to the museum and research center for the year of membership and reduced fee for Fenton events and programs unless specified for immediate family (2 adults and up to 3 children).


Supporting $120 (can be paid monthly: $10/month) also receives a year subscription to WNY Heritage Magazine, a $24 value

Receives basic benefit of free admission to the museum and research center for the year of membership and reduced fee for Fenton events and programs unless specified PLUS four complimentary admission passes for guests.

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Friend of Fenton $250 (can be paid monthly: $20.83/month) also receives a year subscription to WNY Heritage Magazine, a $24 value

Receives basic benefit of free admission to the museum and research center for the year of membership and reduced fee for Fenton events and programs unless specified PLUS six complimentary admission passes for guests.

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Representative’s Circle $360 (can be paid monthly: $30/month)also receives a year subscription to WNY Heritage Magazine, a $24 value.

Receives basic benefit of free admission to the museum and research center for the year of membership and reduced fee for Fenton events and programs unless specified PLUS eight complimentary admission passes for guests.


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Senator’s Circle $500 (can be paid monthly: $41.67/month) also receives a year subscription to WNY Heritage Magazine, a $24 value.
Receives basic benefit of free admission to the museum and research center for the year of membership and reduced fee for Fenton events and programs unless specified PLUS unlimited complimentary admissions for guests, lunch with Executive Director or genealogy expert and a behind the scenes tour of Fenton History Center for four people

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Governor’s Circle $1,000 (can be paid monthly: $83.33/month) also receives a year subscription to WNY Heritage Magazine, a $24 value

Receives Senator Circle benefits PLUS tea party for you and 9 closest friends.

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Today, the Fenton History Center provides a rich resource for:

Education – to facilitate over 10,000 student visits, provide speakers for many community groups and create new after school programming and adult education
Museum – to research, build, and install at least 3 exhibitions per year, to continue to collect and preserve the permanent collection, and to maintain our largest artifact – the Governor’s 1863 mansion.

enton Mansion

Fenton Mansion

Library – to enhance computerized access to the collection materials, provide an on-line catalog to the reference library and to provide genealogy materials for a wide variety of researchers.
Facility – to support operations of the 12,000 sq. ft. Mansion, 2,000 sq. ft. off-site storage and the Hall House Research Center

To enroll or renew please either:

download the membership form
(and mail to the address below or renew online at The Fenton Museum Shop by clicking on the shopping cart)

OR

Send name, address and telephone number along with your check to:

Fenton History Center
67 Washington Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

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Join or renew online now, using your credit card or PayPal account, by selecting your desired “Submit” button above.

OR

Become a Business Member.

 

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