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Roger Tory Peterson; The Life, The Work, The Legacy
New exhibit opening at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History in Jamestown, NY. 
In the early 1900s, Jamestown, New York's urban nature inspired young Roger Tory Peterson to pursue his celebrated career as a naturalist, nature artist and influential educator. Peterson brought the study of natural history to the people, in a time when this was the realm of academia only. Through his field guides he opened the eyes of millions of everyday people to the beauty and intrinsic value of nature that exists in our backyards.

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI) of Natural History is the only official institutional steward of Roger Tory Peterson's body of work and his enduring legacy. It is our mission to successfully foster understanding, appreciation and protection of the natural world in the spirit of Dr. Peterson's many accomplishments.

From April 21st through August 5th, 2018, RTPI will present, "Roger Tory Peterson; The Life, The Work, The Legacy." This exhibit is comprised of pieces from the archives including never before exhibited original works, significant artifacts and memorabilia that tell the story of the Jamestown native.

Visit RTPI to experience the life works of renowned artist, naturalist, photographer, filmmaker and author Roger Tory Peterson. In addition to nature trails in a beautiful wooded setting, the Institute features nature art and photography exhibits, a museum store, and world-class architecture by Robert A. M. Stern.

A Family Spring Getaway to Chautauqua County
A guest blog by Liz Cleland
Double D.A.B. Stables -Ripley, NY

As the final signs of winter melt away, the mud start to dry up and the flowers bloom, it's safe to say spring has arrived in Chautauqua County. Have a sense of cabin fever? Need to get out with the family or enjoy a weekend with your friends? Escape to new surroundings or rediscover some great events and places throughout Chautauqua County that bring people back year after year.

Upcoming Events
Wine and Cheese Weekend, Lake Erie Wine Country Fri-Sat. April 20-22, 2018

Visit all the wineries for fabulous cheese-inspired food samples, each paired with a complementary wine. Cheese provided by Yancey's Fancy. This year, Wine & Cheese Weekend has an "International Flair!"


Lake Erie Outdoor and Fishing Show at the Dunkirk Clarion Hotel Sat., April 21, 2018

Get a taste of what Dunkirk and its waterfront has to offer at the Lake Erie Outdoor and Fishing Show. This premiere event will include vendors, exhibits as well as local displays.

Presenters include: Chautauqua Lake Association, Gary Dedek on hunter safety, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Alberto Rey on flyfishing for youth, NYS Parks Western District.
Wits'n Giggles at Northwest Arena Sat., April 28, 2018

Tickets for the event are $10 pre sale, $12 day of show for adults or $5 for students. Must be 18 or older to attend. Get your tickets by calling 716.484.2642, visiting, or by stopping by the Landmark Chevrolet Box Office. 

Rolling Hills Radio at Shawbucks ft. Todd Burge and Rachael Sage
Mon., April 30, 2018

Rolling Hills Radio is a great place to hear talented musicians come together and perform live. Rolling Hills Radio with Ken Hardley is taped live monthly in Jamestown, NY.

Hopyard Twilight Tour with the Lake Erie Research & Ext. Lab
Tue., May 1, 2018

Join Cornell's LERGP  for an educational tour through the hopyards with IPM Specialist Tim Weigle.  Hops information and topics will be open for discussion.  Light refreshments will be served. $5.00 per person 

Westfield Book & Paper Show presented by the Chautauqua County Historical Society
Sat., May 5, 2018

This one day event features 25 dealers of Antiquarian books, photography, fine art prints, maps, children's books, sheet music,  postcards, first editions, historic documents, trade cards, Americana, illustrated books, etc.

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