Historic Sites

Historic Sites in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Historic Sites Events

Earth Day Trail Clearing and Clean Up Event at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Earth Day Trail Clean Up with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Spring is here and we are ready to do some spring cleaning at Pfeiffer Nature Center! You can show appreciation for nature this Earth Day by assisting at our annual trail clearing and cleanup event.  It is the perfect way to enjoy the woods while helping to keep our grounds and trails well maintained and accessible. 

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2018 Rock City Park Season Opening

2018 Rock City Park opening
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Stretch your muscles as you follow a path over, under and even through rocks that tower as high as 80 feet!  You'll first enjoy the mighty sweep of the mountaintop view of 1000 square miles of Enchanted Mountains from "Signal Rock", once a long range signaling point for Indians.

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2018 Griffis Sculpture Park Opening

Griffis Sculpture Park opens 2018
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

The warm weather is here and now it's time to enjoy the feel of the sun on the large steel sculptures at one of Cattaraugus County's most favorite parks....Griffis Sculpture Park!  The park features over 250 large scale sculptures dispersed through miles of hiking trails.

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 8:30am - 10:30am

If the sweet melodious trills of songbirds is music to your ear, you will not want to miss this bird walk through the wetland and scrub areas of Pfeiffer Nature Center’s Eshelman Preserve.  A well-known location for regional birders, the preserve hosts a multitude of migratory and resident birds.  Visitors may see and/or hear dozens of species that frequent the area as they walk

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Clean up days for the Nannen Arboretum

Nannen Arboretum clean up dates
Repeats every day on the 17 of May until Thu May 17 2018 .
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thu, 05/17/2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

The recent snow and wind storms have created much damage at the Nannen Arboretum. The Nannen Arboretum Society is in the process of assessing the damage and has identified areas where volunteers can help.

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The Sounds of Spring at Pfeiffer Nature Center

The Sounds of Spring with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Join amateur naturalist Jim Pomeroy as he teaches us to identify by ear some of our fellow crew members on Spaceship Earth or at least to stop, listen, appreciate and better understand nature from the sounds we hear.  This nature program will introduce us to the skill of “birding by ear” as Jim will share bird calls common to our area as well as the sounds made by local mammals and am

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 05/19/2018 - 8:30am - 10:30am

If the sweet melodious trills of songbirds is music to your ear, you will not want to miss this bird walk through the wetland and scrub areas of Pfeiffer Nature Center’s Eshelman Preserve.  A well-known location for regional birders, the preserve hosts a multitude of migratory and resident birds.  Visitors may see and/or hear dozens of species that frequent the area as they walk

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Investigate with Dustin Pari at the Haunted Hinsdale House

Dustin Pari at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 7:00pm - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 11:00pm

The Hinsdale House Restoration Project presents this once in a lifetime chance to join this ghost investigation with Dustin Pari from GHOST HUNTERS tv show on the SYFY Channel, at

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2018 St. Mary of the Angels Basilica Fest

2018 St. Mary's Basilica Fest
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 6:00pm

Join us as we celebrate our second Festival as a BASILICA since Pope Francis' historic designation in 2017.  We are honored as a parish community to host the public on our grounds for 2 big days!  Food, live entertainment, Children's games and bounce houses, Irish Dancers, AOH Sunday Chicken BBQ, concessions, Raffle for $10,000

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Earth Spirit Educational Services and Timber Wolves at the Nannen Arboretum

Timberwolf program at Nannen Arboretum
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Earth Spirit Educational Services provides diverse environmental education programs to the general public reconnecting them to the natural world through enhanced awareness, appreciation and understanding which fosters a relationship of responsible stewardship with all of Nature.  They will talk about Timber Wolves utilizing mounts, furs, skulls,

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Ghost Hunting Evening at The Hinsdale House with Coyote Chris Sutton and Chuck Banks

Coyote Chris and Chuck Banks at the Hinsdale House
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 7:00pm - 11:59pm

Investigate the Spiritual Side of The Hinsdale House with Shaman Chris Sutton and Psychic Medium Chuck Banks. Both are from the Midwest. They will be making a once in a lifetime stop in WNY for one night only.

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House 2018

Historic Chestnut Cabin at Pfeiffer 2018
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Enjoy a visit to the Pfeiffer cabin which is listed on the national and state registers of historic places.  The American Chestnut cabin is a very well preserved specimen of rustic style whose basic integrity has remained unchanged since its 1939/1940 construction.  The cabin is a true gem of the Lillibridge preserve and an indoor exploration is not to be missed! 

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Town of Little Valley Bicentennial

Town of Little Valley Bicentennial 2018
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 4:00pm

A BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION is being planned to celebrate the Town of Little Valley's 200th Birthday!  The celebration begins on August 25, 2018 and continue into the 26th with a parade and closing ceremony!  Craft (prefer actual handmade) and food vendors will be located in the Park. 

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2018 Cadiz Heritage Day

2017 Cadiz Heritage Day
Sat, 09/08/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Have some old-fashioned fun on Cadiz Heritage Day to be held at the Howe-Prescott House with cultural demonstrations and food!

Watch apple cider being pressed, a blacksmith making tools, and butter churning. Learn about quilting, crop harvesting and more skills necessary in the 1800s.  There will also be historical items on display; like antique engines and so much more! 

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's 4 Season Photo Contest

Female Chestnust Sided Warbler by Jennifer Miller
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to announce our photography contest and show!  There are four categories for entries:  Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer!  This contest is open to all ages.

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2018 Pfeiffer Fall Festival

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Fall Fest
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities.  Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail.  Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun! 

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Pumpkinville is host annually to over 150,000 visitors in a 6 week time frame.

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