Help us tell Jamestown's story

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Help Save Our Hometown History

We need your support to teach Jamestown's history- in the classroom and in the museum.

Every year fewer school children come visit the elegant Fenton Mansion. Why? The area school district classroom teachers are short on time and money. The Fenton History Center museum teachers can ignite a passion for learning and history. We've seen students focus on saving their history and preserving important artifacts for future students. The students understand they are the future of our work. All history is local, as they say, because of extraordinary ideas and actions from local people. Help the Fenton History Center assist teachers in their important work.

We need your financial support to bring our local history to the classroom. Help us connect our local accomplishments to the national and international stage.

Jamestown is part of the world's history. Jamestown boasts of Congressman, Governor, Senator Reuben E. Fenton, Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, Illustrator and scientist Roger Tory Peterson, Comedienne Lucille Ball and many other inventors, artists and fascinating people. They all have stories to tell.

We need your financial support to reinvigorate the current exhibits.

The Fenton Mansion exhibits need to be brought into the 21st century. It is essential that the exhibits immediately attract the attention of our visitors and leave a lasting impression. National statistics report that the average visitor spends less than 10 seconds looking at an exhibit before they decide to read further. Your donation today can help us!

Thank You!