Perrysburg Historical Museum

Share this

Tucked into the most Northwest corner of Cattaraugus county surrounded by the borders of Erie and chautauqua counties, is the Township of Perrysburg.

The museum is found in the Town Hall in the village of Perrysburg and is open the last Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. until noon or by contacting the historian or town clerk and an appointment can be set. Many local artifacts have found a good home within the walls of the museum, formally the school house. Prize possessions are the minature of the JN Adam Tuberculosis Sanitarium made in the late 1930's showing the entire campus of the institution in perfect scale; a signature quilt made in the 1850's by local women to accompany a family leaving the area for the west and returned from the west coast in 1980's to its original home; a wonderful genealogy library as well as many other fine pieces of history including Native American displays, one room school house histories and post office and war memorabilia.

Open

Last Saturday of every month: 10:00AM - Noon
or by appointment.

Pictures

Antique firefighting equipment antique firefighting uniforms Model of Perrysburg, NY Intricate Headstone at nearby cemetery

Photo of Perrysburg Historical Museum
Perrysburg Historical Museum
Town Hall
Perrysburg, NY 14129
United States
Phone: 716-532-1558
42° 22' 12.5076" N, 78° 54' 57.7044" W

General Information

  • Wheelchair Accessible: Unknown
  • Parking: Unknown
  • 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
  • Swimming:
  • Boat Launch or Dock:
  • Fishing Access:
  • Equestrian Trail Access: Unknown
  • Bicycle Trail Access: Unknown
  • Hiking Trail Access: Unknown
  • Mountain Biking Trail Access: Unknown
  • Snowmobile Trail Access: Unknown

Please note

Please note that this information may change and may be incorrect

Perrysburg Historical Museum is categorized in

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.

Read more