Jamestown, New York is where Lucille Ball first began her acting career, so this museum is there to honor her, as well as Desi. They have a small area in the back in which they show some of Lucy's history, which is interesting. Overall, the museum is small, but they have many of the actual costumes, props, etc. from the show with information about each. Also, they have so many items that they frequently have to rotate their displays, so you may not see the same items if you visit twice! The museum is also a gift/souvenir shop, so you can purchase various "I Love Lucy" memorabilia!
If you remember the original TV series then you're old enough to enjoy this place.
A couple of rooms packed with artifacts and memoribilia, sets and props from the TV series, posters, postcards. There is a host/hostess who has a spiel about the famous couple and the TV show. And then you are left to self-tour all the stuff.
It costs $5 and takes less than an hour of browsing before you are ready for some fresh air.
If you are not a big fan of Lucille Ball, then this may be something you want to skip and just go get a cup of coffee.
There also is a Theatre (where they have recreations of the TV series) on Third Street and a Gift Shop (where you can buy copies of artifacts and souveniers) on Main Street, all within walking distance and at extra cost.
The Reg Lenna Civic Center is where Lucille Ball, from "I Love Lucy" first began her acting and comedy career. You can set up a tour of the building and its history, which is quite interesting, if you want to learn about the theatre. However, the theatre is still operating as a theatre, so you can also purchase tickets to see a play! It's a nice theatre with a good view from just about any seat!
The Chautauqua Institute is a private estate that contains gorgeous victorian homes. The estate has an ampitheater, hotel, and a museum just to name a few. Be prepared to pay a small fee to enter if you are visiting during the summer season. Also, call and check if any special concerts or lectures will be going on the day you choose to visit because there are on most weekends.
If you are an I love Lucy fan this museum is a must. Jamestown is Lucille's hometown and this is right where the museum is located. It houses many of the dresses she and Desi wore on the show and has a lot of memorabilia.
I LOVE LUCY!
Jamestown New York is the Home to the Lucy Desi Museum. Lucille Ball was Born in Jamestown New York and got Her Start in the Little Theater. The Museum has a Great Web site. You can register to be the Fan of the Year,Purchase things and get Great info.
Give fishing a try on Lake Chautauqua. These are sunfish but there are large Muskis in the lake. Also calico and Bullheads. You will catch alot of Perch.
The Balloon Fest will be held the first weekend of August 2001 at the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown New York.
Lucy Stepping into Grapes for the Stomping. The Other Girl was the winner of a contest and got to also Stomp Grapes.
2001 Lucy Fest In Jamestown New York.
Picture is Lucy lookalike picking winner to stomp Grapes with Her. The first several Peoples names She Drew wern't there.
Jamestown New York Marching Band in front of the Reggie Lenna Civic Center. Music was great. All Lucy Songs.
This is a Penny with The Lucy Desi on it. You put 51 cents in a machine and the penny is turned into a medelion. Great for kids and Cheap.
The Jamestown High School Marching band Marched accross 3rd street kicking off the start of the Fest. The weirdest thing was they were marching in Traffic and no cop escort. Only in Jamestown!