Arts, Culture & History

Arts, Culture & History

Arts, Culture & History Events

Cancelled- 11th Annual Juneteenth Festival in Olean

Photo of Juneteenth in Olean
Sat, 06/27/2020 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

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

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2020 Olean Concert In The Park Series

Repeats every week until Sun Sep 06 2020 .
Thu, 06/25/2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 07/02/2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 07/09/2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 07/16/2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 07/23/2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 07/30/2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 08/06/2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 08/13/2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 08/20/2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 08/27/2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 09/03/2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Enjoy the City of Olean's Concert In The Park Summer Series, FREE to the public, at the Lincoln Park Gazebo.

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Cancelled- Summer at the Stone House: Kelly Lounsberry

Kelly Lounsberry from Wellsville Daily Reporter
Thu, 07/09/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 9th with Kelly Lounsberry!  He will be doing a presentation on "The Impact of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry on Bolivar and Surrounding Areas".  Kelly is the chairman of the Bolivar Pioneer Oil Museum Committee.

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Rescheduled! - Ghost Hunter University at the Hinsdale House

Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Ghost Hunter University was the first interactive paranormal event and still is the best! Join the cast of the hit series, "The Ghost Box Chronicles," psychic mediums and paranormal investigators: Chris Moon, Dee Garcia, Paulette "Mamma" Moon and Dennis "Poppa" Moon for an event that you will never forget!

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Ellicottville Bicentennial Celebration 2020 - Old Home Weekend

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 12:00pm - Sun, 07/19/2020 - 5:00pm

Ellicottville is turning 200!  To celebrate their Bicentennial, the Historical Society and Museum, and local establishments have planned the following events!  Follow the Historical Society on Facebook for fun facts, photos and more!

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Summer at the Stone House: Dave Ruch

2020 Summer at the Stone House Dave Ruch
Thu, 07/23/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 23rd with David Ruch and "New York State Traditional Music".  Dave is a musician and performer, known for using music to teach core curriculum and inspire young leaners. 

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Cancelled- 2020 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

2016 Taste
Sun, 07/26/2020 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

If the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, then Olean is a destination visitors are sure to love. The Taste of Olean will be held on July 27th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 71st Annual Art in the Park and the 30th Annual Taste of Olean.

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Cancelled- Musical Tribute to Buddy Holly- That'll Be the Day @ The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

Buddy-Holly
Tue, 07/28/2020 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Made up of cast members from the national tour of the hit musical, BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY  THAT’LL BE THE DAY gives a fresh take on the catalog of Buddy Holly & The Crickets, featuring all of the band’s hits such as “That’ll Be the Day”, “Peggy Sue”, “Maybe Baby”, “Rave On”, and “Everyday” to name a few.

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Summer at the Stone House: Allen Hopkins

2020 Summer at the Stone House Allen Hopkins
Thu, 08/13/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 13th!  Allen Hopkins, musician, will be presenting "Patriotic Songs".  He plays American traditional, Celtic instrumental, a bit of Yiddish, blues, bluegrass, old timey, and contemporary.

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Summer at the Stone House: Dawn Westfall

EllicottvilleHistorical Society group outing - Deb Everts
Thu, 08/27/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 27th!  Dawn Westfall is the president of the Ellicottville Historical Society and genealogist and family historian with over 20 years experience!  She will be discussing "Get a Clue: The Fun of Dating and Identifying Old Photos". 

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Cash and Cline- Together Again @ The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

Cash and Cline
Tue, 09/15/2020 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Relive these legendary performers in a tribute to the 1962 U.S. tour of Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline starring Monica Heuser and Scott Moreau. Scott has been traveling the US and Canada as Johnny Cash in the Broadway smash hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and Monice is currently starring in Menopause, The Musical at the Luxor in Las Vegas.

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True Justice: A look at the life and works of Author Brian Stevenson

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Join a year-long period during 2020 of monthly programs looking to highlight the contributions of black community in the areas of cultural change, arts, literature, food, and music, as well as increase awareness around aspects o

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World's Largest Ghost Hunt Weekend in NYS

Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Fri, 09/25/2020 - 4:30pm - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 4:00am

During the weekend of the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt during National Ghost Hunting Day, we will be visiting Wildwood Sanatarium on Friday, September 25th and the Hinsdale on Saturday, September 26th.

Psychic-Medium Jack Neece will be joining for WLGH at the Hinsdale House. Please be aware that the Hinsdale House is known for very negative activity.

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Amish Folk Art Classes with Leon Historical Society

Amish Folk Art Class with Leon Historical Society
Sat, 10/03/2020 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Learn by doing!  Join in an Amish Folk Art Class, with history of American and Amish quilting.  Presented by the Leon Historical Society and Museum.

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Matt Fraser: Psychic Medium from E! TV @ The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

Matt Fraser from E! TV
Sat, 10/17/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino will present an otherworldly evening of entertainment when psychic medium Matt Fraser appears inside the Seneca Allegany Event Center on Saturday, October 17th at 7pm.

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Amish Folk Art Classes with Leon Historical Society

Amish Folk Art Class with Leon Historical Society
Sat, 11/07/2020 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Learn by doing!  Join in an Amish Folk Art Class, with history of American and Amish quilting.  Presented by the Leon Historical Society and Museum.

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Conversation with Black American Veterans

Sun, 11/15/2020 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Join a year-long period during 2020 of monthly programs looking to highlight the contributions of black community in the areas of cultural change,

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Kwanzaa "First Fruits" Celebration

Kwanzaa Celebration in Olean
Sat, 12/26/2020 - 10:00am - Fri, 01/01/2021 - 10:00am

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in gift-giving and a feast of faith.&

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Aaron Lewis at The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

Aaron Lewis at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 01/30/2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Aaron Lewis is bringing his "Acoustic Songs & Stories" show to the Seneca Allegany Event Center indoor stage on January 30th, 2021!  Aaron Lewis is one of the most compelling performers and story tellers in music today. 

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Rescheduled- Big & Rich at The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

Big & Rich
Sat, 02/13/2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Big & Rich are America’s Technicolor cowboys. This Country Music Duo has been one of the most relatable and musically relevant acts since exploding onto the scene in 2003. With 2004’s triple-platinum “Horse of a Different Color,” they tapped into a wide spectrum of popular music to produce an instantly recognizable sound.

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Most Residents are Amish in the Town of Leon

There are approximately 1,380 residents in Leon with the Amish Community comprising about 76% of that number. The Old Order Amish settled in Leon in 1949. They do not believe in the modern conveniences. They have no electricity in their homes + travel by horse and buggy. 

If you are looking for someplace interesting to go, try the Leon area. It is right in the heart of Amish Country.

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