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The mission of the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is to preserve the legacy of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and enrich the world through the healing powers of laughter through its commitment to the development of the comedic arts.

The Lucy Desi Museum  continues its strategy for establishing Jamestown as a destination for comedy through its programming and Legacy of Laughter Plan:

1) Produce a comedy festival of national scope and quality, celebrating comedic artists and art form.

2) Foster professional development through comedic arts education and industry incubation.

3) Develop a comedy film festival paying tribute to the production side of the Desilu legacy.

4) Establish Jamestown as the home of the National Comedy Center.