Fenton History Center (Gov. Reuben Fenton Mansion)
The Fenton History Center is a local history museum in Jamestown, New York. It preserves the history of the city and Chautauqua County through its exhibits and education programming. It is located in the mansion of former governor Reuben Fenton (1819–1885), who built the Italian Villa style building in 1863. The interior retains its Victorian design. The museum features exhibits and period rooms that relate to the area's history. An item of note is the original American flag carried by the 112th New York Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War; the regiment was mostly comprised of men from Chautauqua County county. The mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
Backstory and Context
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