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Turn Of The Century Through The Eyes Of The Marvin Family

Through storytelling, guest speaker, J. Marline Casker, local resident and retired architect, reveals life lived as an upper-class Chautauqua County family in 1900.

The April 2021 program at the Elizabeth Warner Marvin Community House, 2 W. Fifth St., Jamestown, features the story of The Marvin House, the Marvin Family and life in Jamestown at the turn of the 20th century.

The April 15 luncheon, followed by the esteemed speaker, begins at noon. Contact the Marvin House for reservations at 488-6206 or marvinhouse@netsync.net. The cost is $17 for members of the Marvin House and $20 for non-members. The Marvin House follows all COVID-19 protocols.

Through storytelling, guest speaker, J. Marline Casker, local resident and retired architect, reveals life lived as an upper-class Chautauqua County family in 1900.

He tells the story of the Marvin House, circa 1900 and a host of topics capturing peoples’ attention at that time.

The story comes from firsthand sources or what can be inferred from what people know.

The story was written after many months of pouring over historical documents of the period.

Casker also reveals architectural details of the Marvin House previously undiscovered.

Following Casker, Dottie Maitland, certified tour professional, will explain linking the Marvin House storytelling into tourism opportunities for the region.

The Marvin House, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a meeting place for women engaged in literary, musical, educational, patriotic, scientific or historical work.

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