Doors Open Jamestown To Be Held Saturday

A map of the attractions participating Doors Open Jamestown Saturday. Doors Open features free admission to a number of area attractions, many of which will be offering special events or features on site. Submitted photo

Did you ever want to see the inside of Gov. Reuben Fenton’s mansion for free?

How about paying nothing to take a selfie with the bust of Robert H. Jackson?

These are just a couple of the activities people will be able to do for free during the Doors Open Jamestown event to be held Saturday.

Zach Agett, Jamestown Renaissance Corp. marketing and events manager, said 19 attractions will be participating in the annual event that features free admission to a number of area attractions, many of which will be offering special events or features on site.

Along with special features at all attractions, there will be a giveaway contest hosted by the JRC that can be entered by spending $10 at any attraction, downtown restaurant or retailer. Also, people can enter by completing the scavenge hut, with the form online the day of the event and paper copies at all locations. There will be three prizes awarded that will include one free night at the Doubletree by Hilton Jamestown, $20 gift certificate to Pearl City Hops, which will be located at the new Fourth Street hotel once it opens, a $30 Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce gift card and $30 to a downtown restaurant or retailer of the winners choosing. For more information, visit Jamestown Renaissance or Jamestown Up Close on Facebook.

“Doors Open is a great opportunity to come and see all that Jamestown has to offer,” Agett said. “Many of the attractions in and around Jamestown are evolving, so even if you’ve been somewhere before, you may see it differently this time around. We hope people will come to Doors Open and share their experiences with family and friends.”

The attractions that will be participating in Doors Open Jamestown includes Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road; Busti Grist Mill, 3443 Lawson Road; Chautauqua Harbor Hotel, 10 Dunham Ave.; Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet, 21 E. Third St.; Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, 15 W. Third St.; Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St.; Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, 301 E. Second St.; James Prendergast Public Library, 509 Cherry St.; Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, 2 W. Third St.; Lucille Ball Little Theatre, 18 E. Second St.; Martz-Kohl Observatory, 176 Robbin Hill Road, Frewsburg; National Comedy Center, 203 W. Second St., preregistration was required due to limited capacity and openings for free admission are no longer available; Northwest Arena, 319 W. Third St.; Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St.; Robert H. Jackson Center, 305 E. Fourth St.; Roger Tory Peterson Institute, 311 Curtis St.; Spire Theater, 317 E. Third St.; Tot Spot, 14 E. Second St.; and Venue 31, 31 N. Main St.