The Fenton History Center Love Your History

The mission of the Fenton History Center is to connect the past to the present and make the vibrant history of Jamestown and Chautauqua County meaningful for today’s communities, and for generations to come. 


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COVID-19 Collection:

We are living in unprecedented times, help the Fenton History Center to record this history as it happens. Click here to respond to our google form, or submit photos and videos to the email address 

New Exhibit Announcement
The Fenton is Proud to announce the start of a project in collaboration with the Mental Health Association of Chautauqua County, and Jamestown Pride. Starting this month, we are launching an initiative to document the current experience and history of the local LGBTQIA+ community, which will culminate in a featured exhibit at Fenton Mansion in 2021. For more details about this project and see how you can contribute click here.

Thanks go to the New York State Council on the Arts and the Greater Hudson Heritage Network for their support in making this project possible. #creativityincubator

Attention Teachers:
Are you a Chautauqua, Cattaraugus or Warren County teacher? Please consider filling out our teacher survey here.
We are making plans to provide digital services in the coming year and would love your ideas and feedback. Please contact Curator Victoria Parker at  for questions or scheduling.

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