Home » Blog » 2013 » 12 Salamanca Area Historical Society honors Ray Evans by Jacquie on Dec272013 Perhaps a little known fact is that Ray Evans, co-lyricist of the Christmas Classic was a native of Salamanca, NY. Salamanca knows it however, and honors him each year with the Silver Bells Festival. Now there's one more way he is forever remembered in the town in which he was born and raised in.The Salamanca Area Historical Society and Museum has created an exhibit that teaches the details of Evans' life. He has remained on the "Wall of Distinction" in the museum since it's opening in 2012, but with the help of the Ray and Wyn Ritchie Evans Foundation, visitors can view his younger years in Salamanca all the way up to his days in Hollywood. Museum Staff member, Nancy Sedlak, worked with this Foundation, who donated money in deciding what should be a part of the exhibit. He is a significant part of Salamanca's history. The Foundation donated many items including the ten minute video clip you can watch, photographs, posters, telegrams, and more. The museum is located at 125 Main St. For more info call (716) 945-2946. About Jacquie "Live in the Sunshine. Swim the Sea. Drink the Wild Air." - Emerson Filed in Winter Historic Museums Museums Music Arts, Culture & History Ray Evans Silver Bells Salamanca Login or register to post comments Email this page Travel Guide It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!! View the visitor's guide online or request that the Enchanted Mountains guide be snail mailed to you for FREE! Related Events Southern Tier Symphony's 15th Season Session 3 Friends of Good Music presents Fire and Grace Friends of Good Music presents Windsync! GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2018 Olean Community Theatre presents "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"