Lucy Places to Visit:
Lucy-Desi Museum (Jamestown, NY)
Nestled into the Western-most corner of New York state is Lucy's hometown of Jamestown -- now the proud location of the world's only Lucy-Desi Museum. Under the direction of longtime Lucyfan Ric Wyman, the Museum boasts revolving displays of memorabilia and items from Lucy and Desi's personal estate. On display recently were merchandise items released during the heyday of I Love Lucy, as well as items from Desi's "non-Lucy" career.
The museum is also home to many items from Lucy's personal wardrobe -- and an oil painting of her when she couldn't decide what to wear! (Just kidding -- the oil painting is a prop created for an episode of Here's Lucy, in which Lucy Carter took a job as a model for an eccentric artist, played by Danny Thomas.
Down the street from the Museum is the Lucille Ball Little Theatre -- christened for her in 1991. Originally built in 1881 as an Opera House, the theatre is home for live stage productions and special events.
Every August, the Museum sponsors weekend-long festivals in Lucy's honor. Included are everything from town tours to grape-stompting contests. Fan Richard Hatch attended a 1993 festival, and sent us the picture below of the town's special Trolley:
Fans Ken Wessler and Joe Genua have attended many of the Jamestown Lucy weekends -- and always enjoy a side trip over to nearby Celeron, NY (just a hop, skip and a blab from Jamestown) to visit the house in which Lucy grew up.
For more information about the Lucy-Desi Museum, visit their web-site at:
Lucy Places to Visit
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