Arts, Culture & History
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
Enjoy the City of Olean's Concert In The Park Summer Series, FREE to the public, at the Lincoln Park Gazebo.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Join a year-long period during 2020 of monthly programs looking to highlight the contributions of black community in the areas of cultural change,
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.&
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.
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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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.