Doors Open Jamestown Event Draws Record Attendance

A record-setting number of attendees recently participated in the 2013 edition of Doors Open Jamestown.

The event attracted visitors from throughout Chautauqua County and as far away as Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

Thousands of visitors had the opportunity to tour participating organizations, including the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, Fenton History Center, Infinity Performing Arts, James Prendergast Library, Jamestown Audubon Center, Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center, Reg Lenna Civic Center, Robert H. Jackson Center and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.

The newly renovated, historic Erie-Lackawanna Train Station hosted more than 1,400 visitors and more than 800 guests became more familiar with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz at the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center. The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame reported the largest single day attendance in the history of the organization. More than 300 skaters skated for free at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena. The Fenton History Center, Roger Tory Peterson Institute and the Robert H. Jackson Center all reported record-breaking numbers. The Jamestown Audubon Center hosted a hike for outdoor enthusiasts while The Reg Lenna Civic Center and Infinity Performing Arts were on hand to provide tours and other entertainment throughout the day.