Jamestown Air Museum Closes, Makes Room For National Comedy Center Expansion


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JAMESTOWN – The Lucile M. Wright Air Museum is closing its doors to make way for an expansion of the National Comedy Center’s training team, according to the museum’s president, Ella Maternowski.

On Wednesday, a Jamestown moving company was seen inside the storefront removing several planes and office furniture.

The museum will store its contents in an undisclosed location pending the discovery of a new home.



“We’re going to put it in storage until we find a new building,” Maternowski said. “Then we’re going to find a curator and go from there.”

Maternowski said she’s going to miss the children of the community who really enjoyed looking at the planes.”

“The kids really like it,” Maternowski said. Maternowski said Jamestown has really changed over the last several years.



The current Lucile M. Wright Air Museum has been at that location for five years but was told in September that its lease would not be renewed.

The National Comedy Center declined comment for this story.

WNYNewsNow Multimedia Journalist Justin Gould contributed to this report.

1 Comment

  1. This Lucy Deal is going to destroy this city. That Air Museum was a part of the city, Lucy did not like Jamestown and never visited it. WHO is getting rich in this mess called the Comedy Center. Jamestown is going down the tubes for the Gain of out siders.

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