Museums

Learn more about Cattaraugus County's history at any of the following museums.
At one time, Cattaraugus County was a hub for cutlery creation in the United States.

Museums Events

Farewell to the Randolph Mammoth

Farewell to the Randolph Mammoth at the Catt Co Museum
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

In May of 1934, workers using a power scraper to dig a pond at the State Fish Hatchery near Randolph made a startling discovery.  They unearthed what was later identified as the skull and tusks of a Columbian mammoth; a particularly rare find for our region.  In the days that followed, much exciteme

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Quilting in Leon with the Historical Society

Tote Bag Quilting Project from Leon Historical Society
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Feel like winter will never end?  Try a NEW learning Experience!  Make a quilted, lined tote bag with padded handles at the Leon Historical Society Museum.  These bags are really something! I saw one that was very similar but unlined on Easy for $42.00 plus shipping and actually prefer our lined version. Also the add a patch pocket or any other embellishment you desire.

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Leon's First Settler Bicentennial

Leon Historical Museum celebrates first settler bicentennial
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 11:00am - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 3:00pm

In 1818 the first settlers arrived in what is now the town of Leon.  Throughout 2018, the bicentennial year of this event, the Leon Historical Society celebrates the town's earliest history with a series of special programs and events. 

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Juneteenth Festival with the African American Center for Cultural Development

Juneteenth Celebration in Olean 2018
Sat, 06/30/2018 - 11:00am - 7:00pm

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

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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!!

View the visitor's guide online

or

request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

WKA National Championship Races

Chapel Hill Raceway in Humphrey is home to Go-Kart racing’s WKA National Championship races.

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