Arts, Culture & History

Arts, Culture & History

Arts, Culture & History Events

SINM Fall Speaker Series

Fall speaker series at the SINM poster
Repeats every week until Thu Nov 21 2019 .
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thu, 10/10/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thu, 10/17/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thu, 10/24/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thu, 10/31/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thu, 11/07/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thu, 11/14/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thu, 11/21/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Seneca Iroquois National Museum hosts their Fall Speaker series at the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center

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Friends of Good Music presents "The Art of the Accordian": Julian Labro

Friends of Good Music presents Julien Labro
Fri, 10/18/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The second 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 Julien Labro and "The Art of the Accordian". 

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Fall Foliage Train Ride

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm

The Fall Foliage Train Rides!  Enjoy an approx. 2 hour trip on the NY&LE Railroad, heading out from the Gowanda, NY station.  There are two times this year!  Enjoy the bright afternoon sun and your family with a trip leaving at 1pm or enjoy the beautiful golden sunset over a toast on the 6pm trip!  Peak Fall colors will be seen! 

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By the Fireside Series at Allegany State Park

Dave Stayner performing
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Music by the Fireside takes place on third Saturday of each month in the Red House Administration Building lobby from 7:00-8:30 PM from October to March.  It is a free event. For more information please contact the Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236 or check out the Allegany State Park Facebook page.

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Halloween Ghost Hunt at The Wildwood Sanitarium in Salamanca

Wildwood Sanitarium Halloween Ghost Hunt Salamanca NY
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 8:00pm - 11:59pm

Wildwood Sanitarium Presents this exclusive Ghost Hunt on Saturday October 19th 2019, starting at8pm, and it will run until Midnight . Your all Inclusive experience will include a tour of the Grounds and inside the historic building.

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How to get the most out of your Census Search

Records Search at the Allegany Area Historical Society
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The Allegany Area Historical Association will meet Sunday, October 20 at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 25 North Second Street.  Stephanie Beneng, a library assistant at the Olean Public Library, will give a presentation on the U. S. Census, 1790 to 1940.  She will give the history of the census, and how to use census records when doing family history research.

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Public Ghost Tour of the Haunted Hinsdale House

Haunted Hinsdale House Public Ghost Tour
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Sunday Oct 20th 2019.  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. If you have your own ghost hunting equipment we highly recommend that you bring it.

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Scary Stories Friday at the Cultural Center

Outside of Cultural Center
Fri, 10/25/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join in for an evening of scary stories and local folklore at the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center. The event is open to the public and will include scary stories, local folklore, and craft activities for the kids.

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Investigation with Psychic Medium Chelsea Gill at the Haunted Hinsdale House

Chelsea Gill at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Fri, 10/25/2019 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Chelsea Gill, as seen on Paranormal Lockdown, Travel Channel, and Vidi Space will be leading an investigation of the infamous Haunted Hinsdale House. Chelsea has been leading tours since 2016 and considers this her second home.

Stories being researched:

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Mysteries of the Night at Pfeiffer's Eshelman Property

Sunset at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Fri, 10/25/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join us for a star lit stroll around the Eshelman property as we listen for our night time neighbors and learn about their nocturnal habits and habitats.  Following the walk, we will have a spooktacular camp fire with s’mores and ghost stories being shared by master story teller Jim Piatt.

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Family Art Day 2019 with the Tri-County Arts Council

2019 Family Art Day at Arts Council
Sat, 10/26/2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Tri-County Arts Council’s first Free Family Art Day in the fall of 2016 was a huge success! Over 250 parents and children filled the Arts Council studio in Allegany to make Halloween-themed projects. Parents and kids had a chance to express their creativity in projects that they could take home with them that same day.

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Spooktacular Family Fun Day at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum

Sat, 10/26/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for Spooktacular Family Fun Day at the Museum, in its new location, the Cultural Center! Activities include Kid's Crafts, Food & Craft Vendors & the Annual Scary Stories in the Museum! This event is open to the public.

 

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Overnight Public Ghost Tour of the Haunted Hinsdale House

Haunted Hinsdale House Overngith Public Ghost Tour
Sat, 10/26/2019 - 8:00pm - Sun, 10/27/2019 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this 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 us as we explore this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side. Get your limited tickets in advance for only $89 (additional at the door if available).

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Halloween Ghost Hunt at The Wildwood Sanitarium in Salamanca

Wildwood Sanitarium Halloween Ghost Hunt Salamanca NY
Sat, 10/26/2019 - 8:00pm - 11:59pm

Wildwood Sanitarium Presents this exclusive Ghost Hunt on Saturday October 26th 2019, starting at8pm, and it will run until Midnight . Your all Inclusive experience will include a tour of the Grounds and inside the historic building.

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Public Ghost Tour of the Haunted Hinsdale House

Haunted Hinsdale House Public Ghost Tour
Sun, 10/27/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Sunday Oct 27th 2019.  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. If you have your own ghost hunting equipment we highly recommend that you bring it.

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

Native American Heritage Month at Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 11/02/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 11/17/2019 - 6:00pm

Come celebrate the proud history and traditions of Native American people at Seneca Allegany Casino.  The Resort and Casino will be host to Seneca Market days, dance exhibitions, a community dinner and social, as well as specials in the Thunder Mountain Buffet, The Western Door Steakhouse, Patria and the Seneca Cafe. 

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Portville's 2019 Art and Antique Show

2019 Portville Arts, Craft & Antique Show Poster
Sat, 11/02/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 11/03/2019 - 4:00pm

Portville Central School’s Arts, Crafts, and Antiques Show returns! This 2-day indoor event will be held in the High School and features art, crafts, antiques and food on Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Granny's Boot Antiques Holiday Open House

front entryway photo by John Hartig Photography
Sat, 11/02/2019 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Are you looking for a good time that the whole family can enjoy? Do you want to be in a beautiful setting, with music, food and fun?

We have just the place for you!  Where: Situated on almost 4 acres in a rustic rural setting but minutes from major roadways, you will find all that and more at 10761 Miller Road (Old 219) Springville between Henrietta and Peters Rd.  

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Ghost Hunting Tour with Ed and Louise at the Hinsdale House

Ed and Louise Ghost Hunt at the Hinsdale House
Sat, 11/02/2019 - 8:00pm - 11:59pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Saturday, November 2nd 2019. Your tour guides for the evening will be Ed Bowden and Louise Tabone! Your experience will include a tour of the grounds along with the historic building.

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Public Ghost Tour of the Haunted Hinsdale House

Haunted Hinsdale House Public Ghost Tour
Sun, 11/03/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Sunday Nov 3rd, 2019.  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. If you have your own ghost hunting equipment we highly recommend that you bring it.

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Christmas Vendor Show

Vendor Show poster
Sat, 11/09/2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Presented by the Allegany Rec Center, the Christmas Vendor Show is back this year better than ever! You are invited to kick off your Christmas shopping with local vendors and crafters on November 9th from 10am-3pm.

This event will be held at the old Allegany High School (4th & Maple Complex) in Allegany, NY.

There are over 30 registered vendors including, but not limited to:

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Sip and Shop at Four Mile Brewing

Vendors at Four Mile Brewing
Sat, 11/09/2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Four Mile Brewing is hosting our first annual Sip and Shop event! This is a free event to all vendors and guests. This day will be filled with good times, shopping, crafting, and drinking good beer! Sip & Shop will be held outside in their beer garden. If the weather doesn't allow, they will move vendors to their banquet room.

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Adam's Apple performs at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater

Adam's Apple performs at the Hollywood Theater
Sat, 11/09/2019 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Enjoy a profound "Beatles" Experience you won't want to miss!  Adam's Apple, a "Beatles" Tribute Band featuring Beatlemania's alumni Joe Palermo, takes the historic stage at The Hollywood Theater in Gowanda. 

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Public Ghost Tour of the Haunted Hinsdale House

Haunted Hinsdale House Public Ghost Tour
Sun, 11/10/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Sunday Nov 10th 2019.  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. If you have your own ghost hunting equipment we highly recommend that you bring it.

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Friends of Good Music presents Duo Recital: Barbara Luisi, violin and Alessandro Taverna, piano

Friends of Good Music presents Barbara Luisi, and Alessandro Taverna
Fri, 11/15/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The third 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 a duo recital of Barbara Luisi on violin and Alessandro Taverna on piano. 

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2nd Annual Jingle Paws Craft Show

Empire Animal Rescue Society logo
Sat, 11/16/2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Second Annual Jingle Paws Craft Show will benefit Empire Animal Rescue Society (E.A.R.S.) and will be held at the Allegany Community Center (3677 Administration Drive, Salamanca, NY) on Saturday, November 16th from 10am-4pm.

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Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the Seneca Allegany Casino

Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd at Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 11/16/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Come see Multi-Grammy award winner blues artist Buddy Guy and renown young blues rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd take the stage at Seneca Allegany for one night of soulful music!  

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Humans"

Poster for OTW's The Humans
Thu, 11/21/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 11/24/2019 - 4:00pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Humans".  By Stephen Karam, the play is centered near Thanksgiving at the Blake family apartment in Manhattan. This one act play touches on current topics of illness, aging and financial issues. It received the Tony Award in 2016 for Best Play. Poignant and cutting, it is a play that many families can feel a kindred spirit.

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Winter Art Market at Seneca Iroquois National Museum

Winter Art Market poster
Sat, 11/23/2019 - 11:00am - Sun, 11/24/2019 - 5:00pm

The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is hosting a Winter Art Market on Saturday, November 23rd from 11am-6pm and on Sunday, November 24th from noon-5pm.

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"Christmas in the Park" at Allegany State Park

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm

The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park. Join the Environmental Education Department on Saturday,

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Friends of Good Music presents Calmus - Vocal Ensemble from Germany

Friends of Good Music presents Calmus- vocal ensemble from Germany
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The fourth 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 Calmus, a vocal ensemble from Germany and their performance of "Christmas A Cappella".

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Brett Young at the Seneca Allegany Casino

Brett Young at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 12/14/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Enjoy a special holiday treat for Country Music fans - Brett Young, Country Musician Sensation, will perform in the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, December 14th, at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now!

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Holiday Valley's 2019/2020 New Years Eve Celebration and Torchlight Parade

Torchlight parade at Holiday Valley
Tue, 12/31/2019 - 9:00pm - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 1:00am

Join in the fun from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM on December 31 with a family friendly event on the Holiday Valley Lodge main floor, and an adult party in the T-Bar on the top floor. The Lodge is the perfect location to view the torchlight parade on Cindy's Run at 11:15 and the fireworks at 11:45 with the Grand Finale at midnight!

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Ellicottville's Winter Blues Weekend 2020

Musicians on stage
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 7:00pm - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 12:30pm

The  Village of Ellicottville heats up January 17-18 during Winter Blues Weekend.  Old Man Winter got you down? Ready to come out of hibernation to hear some great music? Ellicottville's many area venues and establishments will have some of the hottest blues musicians to help you climb out of that January funk.

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Friends of Good Music presents Slavic Soul Party

Friends of Good Music presents Slavic Soul Party
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The fifth 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 sure to get you moving and up out of your seats.  Welcome Slavic Soul Party!

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Chaka Khan at The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

Chaka Khan at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Chaka Khan is a bona fide music superstar, and one of the most gifted and celebrated musicians in the world. With 22 albums, ten Number One songs, and ten Grammy Awards, she has been creating timeless music for more than 40 years, bringing together the sounds of R&B, Pop, Rock, Gospel, Country and world music into an all-world, one-of-a-kind musical presence.

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Southern Tier Symphony's: Series II "Engage"

Southern Tier Symphony Logo
Sat, 02/01/2020 - 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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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Matchmaker"

The Matchmaker Poster by OTW
Thu, 02/06/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/09/2020 - 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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Mountain Ski Fest at Holiday Valley 2020

Holiday Valley's Mountain Ski Fest 2019
Fri, 02/07/2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Mountain Ski Fest is a day full of skiing, snowboarding, activities and camaraderie for skiers or riders (age 21+) on Friday February 7th, 2020 from 8AM – 5:00PM. Ski Fest includes ski and snowboard demo equipment from local shops, recreational racing, breakfast, lunch and beer and wine and tastings.

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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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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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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 Friend 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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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 Friend 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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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 Friend 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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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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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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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2019It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Rockin'

The Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County is Home to 3 outcroppings of rocks, with the largest outcropping of Quartz Conglomerate Rocks at Rock City Park being the largest in the world; Little Rock City State Park and Thunder Rocks at Allegany State Park

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