Educational

Educational Events/Places in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County in the Chautauqua-Allegany Region of Western New York

Educational Events

2017 Path Through History Museum Crawl

2017 Path Through History Museum Crawl
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

See how many museums you can visit in one day as our local museums open their doors for the Path Through History Weekend in NYS.  Visit the Museums of Cattaraugus County for New York State's Path Through History Weekend on June 17th from 10am to 4pm!  New York State encourages its residents and visitors to explore our History on June 17-18 of 2017. 

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Juneteenth Festival with the African American Center for Cultural Development

Juneteenth at JCC in Olean
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 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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Star Party at Allegany State Park

Star Party at Allegany State Park
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 9:15pm - 11:15pm

Join us on Saturday, June 24 at 9:15PM at Park Site #52 at the south end of Quaker Lake to enjoy naked eye viewing of our beautiful night sky. You are probably familiar with the Big Dipper, but can you find the Little Dipper? Did you know there is a graceful swan gliding across the summer sky? Jupiter, the king of planets, will be in our western sky.

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CCAC Splatter and Spirits with artist Samila Sosic

Splatters Spirits Arts Council
Fri, 06/30/2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Sign up for an evening of fun and art!  Paint the beautiful fish you see in the photo with your friends and instructions from a professional artist!  Join artist Samila Sosic for CCAC's Paint Night! She will take you from your first dip of the brush to the finishing touches in creating your very own masterpiece.

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Summer Art Camp at Cinnamon Fern Art Studio

Art Classes at Cinnamon Fern Studio
Mon, 07/03/2017 - 9:00am - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:00pm

Summer Art Camp of Stars, Stripes & Sparkles at the Cinnamon Fern Studio in Randolph!  Recommended for ages 7-13.  This week is a patriotic celebration full of fireworks and glitter!  Students will make wood starts, recycled wood flags, wall art, firework paintings, glitter sculptures, jewelry and more! 

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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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Marvin "Joe" Curry Veterans Pow Wow 2017

2017 Seneca Pow Wow
Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 10:00pm

A nationwide and international audience will once again convene in Salamanca for one of the most grand and enthusiastic celebrations of Native American culture.  This is Norht America's Biggest Smoke Dance Contest.  There will be other dance styles as well including Fancy, Grass, Traditional, and Jingle. 

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Summer Art Camp 2 at Cinnamon Fern Art Studio

Art Classes at Cinnamon Fern Studio
Mon, 07/17/2017 - 9:00am - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:00pm

Summer Art Camp of Outdoor Art Camp!  Recommended for ages 5-13.  This camp is outdoors for a reason, it is messy!  This is the week where we will do all the art projects that are too messy for inside.  Activities include paint bombs, squirt gun painting, splatter painting, spin art, sand art, feet painting, chalks, spray paing, shaving cream abstract art and Friday color wa

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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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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

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