Arts, Culture & History

Arts, Culture & History

Arts, Culture & History Events

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Matchmaker"

Matchmaker poster
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 4:00pm

The New Year of 2020 brings to the stage “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder. The famous and beloved musical “Hello Dolly” was based on this play. It is about the matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who likes to arrange things. It will add some levity to the cold of winter.

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By the Fireside Series at Allegany State Park

Kody & Herren to perform at Allegany State Park
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

As winter keeps on wintering, take a moment to make your season a little brighter by spending a relaxing evening in the lobby of the Red House Administration Building in Allegany State Park. Join us on Saturday February 15th for “By the Fireside.”

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Hinsdale Overnight Lockdown with Para Expeditions at the Hinsdale House

Overnight Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 8:00pm - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 10:00am

 Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.

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Public Ghost Hunt at the Hinsdale House

Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Sun, 02/16/2020 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Sunday, February 16th 2020. Your experience will include a tour of the Grounds along with the historic building. You will get history and Stories from your guide, Amy Perry Lane, as well as use of some ghost hunting equipment to see if we can connect with the other side.

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M.E.L.T.S. Winter Camps at Challenger Learning Center

Winter Camp Poster at Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 02/17/2020 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 3:00pm

Designed for kids in Kindergarten to 3rd grade, the DR Challenger Learning Center is offering Winter Camps!  Each day offers a different experience (see below), and your kid can choose one day or more to attend!  Cost is $45 per day with a discount offered after 3 or more days.  All 5 days is discounted to $195.  Each day will run from 9am

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Olean Community Theatre presents "High School Musical"

High School Musical Poster
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 4:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "High School Musical" in its 41st Season!  High School Musical is a story about two high school juniors from rival cliques - captain of the basketball team, and a shy transfer student who excels in mathematics and science.

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Ellicottville's Winter Music Jam

winter music jam logo
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 8:00pm - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:30pm

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce another year of their music festival, Winter Music Jam. No other community can boast 16 musical acts in a four-block footprint in only two days.  If you’re here for winter sports or just looking for a great weekend of shopping, dining, and entertainment, Ellicottville is the place to be.

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Hinsdale Bicentennial - a whole year of events

Hinsdale Historical Society Museum
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 5:00pm - Sat, 12/19/2020 - 7:00pm

Friends of Good Music presents Duo Jalal viola - percussion

Friends of Good Music presents Duo Jalal
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

The sixth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Duo Jalal viola - percussion. 

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Tea and Conversation with Mrs. Sarah Johnson

Mrs. Sarah Johnson Presentation
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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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Strictly Hip at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater

Historic Photo of the Hollywood Theater
Sat, 02/29/2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Save the Date for a great concert and fundraising event at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater.  The Strictly Hip will perform on February 29th!  Tickets will be $15 General Admission and available at door.  Tickets are also on sale at the following locations:
Honk's Grape and Grain
Jesse's Home & Gifts

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Ellicottville Bicentennial Celebration 2020

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 12:00pm - Sun, 03/15/2020 - 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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Aaron Lewis at The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

Aaron Lewis at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 03/14/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Aaron Lewis is bringing his "Acoustic Songs & Stories" show to the Seneca Allegany Event Center indoor stage on March 14th, 2020!  Aaron Lewis is one of the most compelling performers and story tellers in music today. 

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Madison Smith Public Paranormal Investigation at the Hinsdale House

Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Fri, 03/20/2020 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour featuring Teenage Paranormal Investigator Sensation, Madison Smith, From Davenport, Iowa (Madison Paranormal Investigations) She has been learning and Training with some of the best in the field and is highly sought after for events throughout the country We a

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Hinsdale Overnight Lockdown with Para Expeditions at the Hinsdale House

Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Sat, 03/21/2020 - 8:00pm - Sun, 03/22/2020 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for an overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House. Here is your opportunity to ghost hunt and stay the night at one of the most haunted locations in New York! Join them as they explore this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side.

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Women of Song: Contributions of Black Women

Sun, 03/22/2020 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Public Ghost Hunt at the Hinsdale House

Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Sun, 03/22/2020 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Sunday, March 22nd. Your experience will include a tour of the grounds along with the historic building.

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Friends of Good Music presents Invoke String Quartet

Friends of Good Music presents Invoke String Quartet
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The seventh performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friends of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Invoke String Quartet.  They were the winner of the 2018 Concert Artists' Guild International Competition. 

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Ellicottville Bicentennial Celebration 2020 - Town Birthday

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 12:00pm - 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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Dyngus Day Celebration in Olean

Olean's Dyngus Day Celebration
Mon, 04/13/2020 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

The coming of Easter means the end of Lent.  Polish tradition celebrates the day after Easter as well, called "Dyngus Day". Dyngus Day celebration is held by the Pulaski Club of Olean, located at 1104 N.

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Friends of Good Music presents Philip Edward Fisher

Friends of Good Music presents pianist Philip Edward Fisher
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The eighth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friends of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Philip Edward Fisher and his piano recital: "Beethoven at 250". 

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National Poetry Month: Contributions of Black Americans

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

58th WNY Maple Festival -2020

Photo from past WNY Maple Festival in Franklinville, NY
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 7:30am - Sun, 04/26/2020 - 4:00pm

Stop by to taste that mouth watering, freshly made maple syrup and learn the process of making it! Experience two days of maple bliss in Franklinville NY with all day long festivities

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Tri-County Arts Council's Celebration of the Arts

Arts Council Poster
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Join Tri-County Arts on Saturday, April 25th at the Woodside Tavern on the Range for their annual Celebration of the Arts! The night will include a three course meal, open bar, live music by Sticktights, various raffles and silent auctions, a wine and whiskey pull and the presentations of the 2020 Arts and Cultural Awards.

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Euchre Tournament to benefit the AACCD

Euchre Tournament to benefit the African American Center in Olean
Fri, 05/01/2020 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Good cards for a good cause with a euchre tournament on Friday May 1st!  Raymour & Flanigan.

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Friends of Good Music presents Kenneth Overton

Friends of Good Music presents Kenneth Overton
Fri, 05/01/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The final performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friends of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Kenneth Overton, a baritone singer, accompanied by Kevin Miller on piano. 

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Witness For the Prosecution"

Poster for OTW's Witness for the Prosecution
Thu, 05/07/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 4:00pm

The last production of Olean Theatre Workshop's season is Agatha Christie's “Witness for the Prosecution,” based on Christie's own short story of the same name. It is a courtroom drama involving the murder of an older, wealthy woman by a younger man. As with anything Christie, the story will leave one guessing until the very end. This is sure to be the talk of the town.

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Ghost Hunter University at the Hinsdale House

Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Sat, 05/09/2020 - 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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Southern Tier Symphony's: Series III "Amaze"

Southern Tier Symphony Logo
Sat, 05/09/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for their upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put them on your calendar!  Season 17 is titled "The Magic of Music" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience. 

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Cookout with the AACCD at Tops

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy a sample of American cuisine with the African American Center for Cultural Development (AACCD). Members of the AACCD will be set up at Tops to offer visitors delightful and tasty treats! There will be a charge for the food, but the menu is sure to entice with Philly Cheese Steaks, hot dogs, hamburgs and more!

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A look at Black Americans in the history of Cinema

Hattie McDaniel from "Gone with the Wind"
Sat, 05/23/2020 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

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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2020 Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert, hosted by LTC Patrick Miller

LOCASH poster
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 3:00pm - 10:00pm

The 4th annual Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert will be held Sunday, May 31st  this year at the Allegany Fireman's Park. All money raised (100% NET) at this event will be donated to Wounded Warriors and Homeless Veterans.

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Summer at the Stone House: Vince Martonis

Vintage Bottle Image
Thu, 06/11/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series starts out the year 2020 with Vince Martonis and Identifying Glass Bottles! He will be discussing how to identify old glass bottles.  We have all seen them, but now you can get some tips on how to identify where and what they once were!

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The Rhythm of Jazz: Black Americans Contributions

Billie Holiday
Fri, 06/19/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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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Summer at the Stone House: Linda Hunter

Summer at the Stone House 2020 Linda Hunter
Thu, 06/25/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on June 25th with "A Cattaraugus County Bed Turning"!  Linda Hunter, quilting instructor, lecturer, consultant, and appraiser, will be giving the presentation.  A bed turning is where quilters typically gather in a bedroom to watch other quilt makers peel back layers of their exquisite fabrics while telling of their crea

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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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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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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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Onofest 2020

Performance by at the 2017 OnoFest
Sat, 07/25/2020 - 12:00pm - 9:30pm

Onofest 2020 is sure to be fun in the sun with live music, food/craft vendors, RVs and Boats on display, exhibits, activities and fireworks! It costs only $10 a car load- so bring a big vehicle and pack friends and family in!

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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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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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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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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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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2020It'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

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Equestrian Trails throughout

Miles of equestrian trails meander throughout our county.

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