Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum
Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY honors the legacy of “The First Couple of Comedy” with the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum. The museum attraction is open seven days a week, and features replica sets, Lucille Ball’s Emmy awards, props, costumes, and rare memorabilia from “I Love Lucy”. Tripling in size in 2006, the mission of the museum and center for comedy is to preserve the legacy of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and enrich the world through the healing powers of love and laughter through its commitment to the development of the comedic arts.
The museum annually produces the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, held on the weekend closest to Lucille Ball’s birthday of August 6. Past festival headliners have included Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneres, Ray Romano, Lewis Black, Bill Engvall, Joan Rivers, Nick Offerman, Kathleen Madigan, Billy Gardell, Paula Poundstone and many more.
DESCRIPTION: Whether it be a wedding, shower or business meeting, our museum is the perfect place to have an event that your guests will remember for a lifetime! A Wedding in our re-creation of Ricky Ricardo's Manhattan "Tropicana Room"? We can do that. A bridal shower with a cocktail hour next to Lucy's Emmy awards? We can do that too! Located in the heart of downtown Jamestown, our museum is within walking distance to many hotels, restaurants and nightlight