Cattaraugus County Historical Museum

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Stop by and see our latest display! We have antique guns, native american artifacts, war-time memorabilia and more!

Looking for information on an ancestor from Cattaraugus County? Contact us for information or stop by to use our research area.

Open Monday through Thursday 9am - 4pm, and the 3rd Saturday of each month through October 10am - 2pm.

Photo of a speaker at the Cattaraugus County Historical Museum
Cattaraugus County Historical Museum
9824 Route 16
Machias, NY 14101
United States
Phone: 716-353-8200
42° 25' 32.7324" N, 78° 29' 14.0244" W

General Information

  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Parking: Yes
  • RV Parking: Unknown
  • Bus Parking: Unknown
  • Pets Allowed: Unknown
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Unknown
  • Internet Access: Unknown
  • Conference / Meeting / Banquet: Unknown
  • Playground: Unknown
  • Indoor Pool: Unknown
  • Outdoor Pool: Unknown
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  • Equestrian Trail Access: Unknown
  • Bicycle Trail Access: Unknown
  • Hiking Trail Access: Unknown
  • Mountain Biking Trail Access: Unknown
  • Snowmobile Trail Access: Unknown

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Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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