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Shining Light on Chautauqua County’s Lesser Known History

Guest blog by Aurora Treacy in partnership with SUNY Jamestown Community College’s Writing for Electronic Media course. Chautauqua County is full of timeless stories and events that are worth being shared. Many associate Chautauqua County with Lucille Ball’s lasting legacy,

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50 FREE and Low-Cost Things to Do in Chautauqua County this Summer

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There is so much to do in Chautauqua County, New York this summer! The staff at the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau has assembled a list* of FREE and low-cost activities to experience in the coming months. While you could easily

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Must Do Tours to Take this Summer in Chautauqua County, NY

Join the Fenton History Center for guided walks around town and learn about Jamestown’s history. Walking Tours of Jamestown are held each Saturday through September. Each week is one of four tours which are rotated throughout the season and include

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Chautauqua Institution Chosen Northeast Regional Finalist in “Prettiest Painted Places” Competition

The search for the “Prettiest Painted Places in America” is narrowing, with Chautauqua Institution chosen as one of 10 finalists from the U.S. Northeast named by the Paint Quality Institute, an informational entity whose mission is to educate the public

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Celebrate New York State’s Museum Week in Jamestown

Visit Jamestown’s museums during New York’s Museum Week, May 31 – June 6, 2012. Each day a different location will be featured so you can visit one a day for seven days, or several in one day. Thursday, May 31st, visit

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Spotlight On Chautauqua

Jamestown Community College will offer a three-part series exploring the rich history of Chautauqua Lake and Chautauqua Institution. The series which begins on October 12th will be conducted by Jonathan Schmitz, Chautauqua Institution archivist. Themes for the three programs are:

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