New Grant Awarded to Lucille Desi Museum to Showcase Rarely-Seen Archives

JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) — One of Jamestown’s most-loved attractions is getting funding for a project that will allow rarely viewed artifacts of the beloved superstar couple, including documents and photos, to be seen by visitors for the first time.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced a new grant for the National Comedy Center’s Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum last week, that will enable students, researchers, scholars, artists and the general public to explore Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s trailblazing contributions to the entertainment industry as visionary artists, producers and businesspeople.

The $400,000 project will include new, state-of-the-art, interactive portals and displays featuring over 3,000 items from the archive collection, drawing visitors to the museum in Jamestown and empowering them to uncover new stories and points of connection with the Lucy Desi legacy for years to come.


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