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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. Sample pizza from various vendors, learn about Jamestown, New York’s Italian heritage, and enjoy a performance to be given by the Italian Heritage Dancers with music by Uncle

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Brown Bag Lunchtime Talks 2017

Brown Bag Lunchtime Talks Presents: Beyond the Ghosts: Preservation in Rural Cemeteries: America’s small town cemeteries are woefully in need of preservation and support, in terms of, both, money and volunteers. Local historian Amanda Brainard has a plan. Learn about Amanda Brainard’s vision to address the preservation needs of local cemeteries

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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, Jamestown’s Churches, and Jamestown’s Southside. Historic Downtown Jamestown, Jamestown’s Hidden Alleys, Jamestown’s Churches and Jamestown’s Southside will

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The Lost 74 Soldiers of the Vietnam War

The public is invited to join us April 19 at 2 PM in welcoming Randy Henderson of Mayville, New York, whose brother was killed during the early morning hours on June 3, 1969 aboard the American destroyer USS Frank E. Evans along with 73 other U.S. soldiers, who are now

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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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