Historic Museums

Historic Museums in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Historic Museums Events

Local Summer Speaker Series

Local Summer Speaker Series in Cattaraugus County
Thu, 05/18/2017 - 7:00pm - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 5:00pm

Explore your local historical museums this summer to discover the fascinating history of our area, Cattaraugus County.  I guarantee you will be amazed at the knowledge of our Historians and Curators as well as the wealth of information, including genealogical researches housed. 

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The Biography of inventor Birdsill Holly

Franklinville Inventor Birdsill Holly
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Allegany Area Historical Association will meet on Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 25 North Second Street, Allegany to hear Maggie Frederickson talk about her new book, a biography of the inventor Birdsill Holly. 

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African American History in the Southern Tier by the Salamanca Historical Society and Museum

African American History in the Southern Tier
Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Leading up to the Celebration of Juneteenth, listen to Della Moore, founder and director of the African American Center for Cultural Development give a presentation on the African American Center of Cultural Development in Olean and the history of the African American community in our area.  This is presented by and will be located at the Salamanca Historical Museum, which holds three floo

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Heritage Day at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

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Sat, 06/03/2017 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Join the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum for a day of Seneca Heritage! 

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Our Own History Show & Tell by the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

Ellicottville Historical Museum
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to this FREE event to learn about the history of Ellicottville NY.  Guests who come to the presentation can ring their own bit of history and talk about it!  Or get an answer to a question you have always had!  Come see this informative lecture!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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"Why the CIA Killed JFK and Malcolm X" at the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

JFK presentation at the Ellicottville Historical Museum
Wed, 08/09/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to this FREE event to hear John Koerner speak on "Why The CIA killed John F Kennedy and Malcolm X".  Come see this exciting lecture!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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Presentation on Joseph Ellicott at the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

Joseph Ellicott presentation at the Ellicottville Historical Museum
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to this FREE event to listen to Katy Sergel who is from the Holland Land Museum.  She will be speaking on "Joseph Ellicott and the Museum".  Ellicottville was named in honor of Joseph Ellicott, who was an agent for the Holland Land Co.  Come see this exciting lecture!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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"Railroads of the Area" at the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

Salamanca Railroad
Wed, 10/11/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to this FREE event to listen to Stan Carlson from the Salamanca Rail Museum.  He will be talking about the different railroads of the area and the roles they played in the development of the area.  Come see this informative lecture!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2017It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Home to the Largest New York State Park

The Largest New York State Park is Allegany State Park which is the 3rd largest in the nation with 65,000 acres (97 square miles) and lots of trails. Allegany State Park has over 35 miles of Cross Country skiing trails, 18 hiking trails and 5.6 miles of paved multi-use trails (horseback riding, snowmobiling and more) around Red House Lake area. 3 campground areas with over 375 cabins.

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