SPRING BUS TOUR VISITS LUCY DESI MUSEUM

SPRING BUS TOUR TO LUCY DESI MUSEUM IN JAMESTOWN JUNE 9

Do you love Lucy? Then hop on the bus with us June 9 as we make a day of it in Jamestown, N.Y., birthplace of comedienne Lucille Ball. The History Center’s Spring Bus Trip will hit the road at 8Lucy 4a.m., headed for a tour and lunch at the Lucy Desi Museum, plus stops at other Jamestown “Lucy” sites.

The museum is dedicated to the life and laughter of the famous redhead and her husband, Cuban-born bandleader Desi Arnaz. Their long-running popular sitcom, I Love Lucy, became an icon for classic comedy, running from 1951-57, and is still a favorite rerun today.

The duo portrayed madcap Lucy Ricardo and her loving and long-suffering musician husband, Ricky, delighting TV audiences with their antics. Lucy’s impulsive nature led to one hilarious disaster after another as Ricky and the couple’s friends dealt with the consequences.

The Lucy Desi Museum features exhibits from the couple’s life and career and draws fans from all over the world. Our tour will include “Desilu Studios” and the gift shop. The museum preserves the couple’s legacy as it carries on the mission of offering laughter’s healing powers through a commitment to developing the comedic arts.

Tropicana-Room2-150x150The museum’s Tropicana Room, modeled after Ricky Ricardo’s Manhattan nightclub, will offer us a delicious buffet lunch.

A tour guide will then board our bus as we take a “Lucy Town” tour. We’ll  travel to Lake View Cemetery, Lucille Ball’s final resting place, and also to her hometown of nearby Celeron, site of a newly crafted statue of Ball as her Lucy character.

Tickets for the motorcoach trip are by reservation only, at $73 for History Center members and $78 for non-members. The price includes admission and lunch. The bus returns around 5 p.m. Get your tickets at the History Center or call (716) 434-7433. Our bus trips are quick sellouts, so don’t delay.

If you miss out on this one, Ricky Ricardo would say: “You got some ‘splainin’ to do!”

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