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Historic Museums

Visitors listening to Historian talk at Cattaraugus County Museum

A lot of the history of Cattaraugus County may be found at the Cattaraugus County Historical Museum in Machias, New York.

Other museums throughout the county are:

Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca, NY.

American Museum of Cutlery in Cattaraugus, NY 

Cutco / Ka-Bar Visitors Center in Olean, NY.

Rail Museum in Salamanca, NY.

Antler Shed Whitetail Museum in West Valley, NY.

African American Center for Cultural Development in Olean, NY.

Fannie E. Bartlett House in Olean, NY.

Perrysburg Historical Museum in Perrysburg, NY.

Portville Historical & Preservation Society in Portville, NY.

Olean Point Museum in Olean, NY.

Ruth Howe-Prescott House in Franklinville, NY.

Freedom Treasures & Museum in Freedom, NY.

Mansfield Area Historical Society Museum in Little Valley, NY.

Ashford Historical Society Museum in West Valley, NY.

Ischua Schoolhouse No.3 Museum in Ischua, NY.

Dayton Historical Museum in Dayton, NY. 

Ellicottville Historical Society Museum in Ellicottville, NY.

Salamanca Area Historical Society Museum in Salamanca, NY.

Medora Ball Museum in Cattaraugus, NY.

East Otto Historical Museum in East Otto, NY.

American Hawkeye in West Valley, NY.

Quaker museum at Allegany State Park in Salamanca, NY.

Gowanda Area Historical Society Museum in Gowanda, NY.

Upcoming Events

Holland Land Bank Presentation at Leon Historical Society

Celebrate New York State's Path through History Weekend with a presentation about the Holland Land Company at the Leon Historical Society on June 15th at 11am. Barker Museum's Archivist, Catherine Oag-Miller will lead the presentation. She has extensive knowledge of people and happenings of the local areas and is known for giving an engaging presentation. For those of you who may have Holland Land Co. on your Deed, bring a notebook and enjoy hearing Ms. Oag-Miller at the 1836 Church in Leon, NY. Light refreshments will be served.