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2017 Holiday Exhibit: A Shiny Bright Retro Holiday

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Visit The Fenton History Center for” A Shiny Bright Retro Holiday”, the 2017 holiday exhibit featuring a 1960s aluminum tree forest complete with presents drawn from the permanent collection of the museum, ornaments, lights, and plenty of nostalgia. Transport yourself to a time when the holidays were as silvery and

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Halloween Party at the Mansion

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Join us for a family-friendly historical Halloween party at the Fenton Mansion. Kids can tour the non-scary Halloween displays, learn about the history of Halloween and Victorian funeral customs, make Halloween crafts in the dining room, and enjoy several fun photo opportunities. Standard admission rates apply. Costumes are encouraged.  Admission

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Lucille Ball Comedy Fest Cemetery Tour and Walking Tour Itinerary

See a full itinerary for Lucille Ball Cemetery Tours and Walking Tours below: Lucille Ball Cemetery Tours  Experience a beautiful horse-drawn, covered carriage tour of Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, New York.  Visit the resting places of Ball, her family, & others who touched her life. This tour features local actors, is

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Why Not New York? The Road to the Vote Exhibit

New Yorkers played a pivotal role in the struggle for women’s suffrage and equal rights beginning in 1848 in Seneca Falls through the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. November 2017 marks the Centennial of New York State granting women the right to vote. Celebrate New York State’s triumph.

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Brown Bag Lunchtime Talks 2017

Brown Bag Lunchtime Talks will take place the second Wednesday of each month in the Fenton History Center dining room at no cost from 12 PM to 1 PM. Food and drink is permitted. Donations are not required but will be graciously accepted. View this season’s Past Brown Bag Lunchtime Talks

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