Historic Museums

Historic Museums in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Historic Museums Events

2019 Heritage Day at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Join the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum for a day of Seneca Heritage!  Celebrate the rich heritage of the Seneca-Iroquois people, there will be artists and craftors demonstrating and selling their work, an Atlatl competition, Traditional Foods contest, Storytelling, Traditional Dancing, local groups fundraisers, and Robert Griffing displaying his Artwor

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Summer at the Stone House: Fiddle Tunes of NYS

2019 Summer at the Stone House Jim Kimball
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues in 2019 with the start on June 13th!  Jim Kimball, lecturer of music at SUNY Geneseo and director of the Geneseo String Band, will present of Fiddle Tunes of New York State.   

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Cattaraugus County Museum Day

Cattaraugus County Museum Day 2019
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Dive into the many museums scattered throughout Cattaraugus County on June 15th, 2019 – “Cattaraugus County Museum Day” to uncover exhibits that display our towns and villages Historic paths through time.  Learn local history and the ongoing stories of your community, the landscapes surrounding you, and the United States as a whole.  Feel the connection as you find your own

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"Sarah Johnson, Runaway Slave" Presentation at Leon Historical Society

Sarah Johnson presentation at the Leon Historical Society
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Join the Leon Historical Society as they present the life of Sarah Johnson, a Runaway Slave who found her home in Olean NY.  The presentation will be given by Della Moore, Director of the African American C

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Summer at the Stone House: Bent Brass Ensemble

2019 Summer at the Stone House Bent Brass
Thu, 06/27/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on June 27th!  The Bent Brass Ensemble will be playing Music of the WWI Era. 

All Summer at the Stone House events are free and open to the public.  They start at 7pm and typically last an hour. 

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Artists in Residents at the Cultural Center

Free music in the Amphitheater poster of performers
Wed, 07/10/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy free concerts in the new Amphitheater!  Allegany State Park and the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum are teaming up to present great local musicians performing in the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center's new outdoor Amphitheater.  Each week will present a new musician with a variety of genres covered. 

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Summer at the Stone House: Dr. Anthony Evans

2019 Summer at the Stone House Tony Evans
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 11th!  Dr. Anthony Evans, Director of the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau, will be presenting on a topic to be announced.  Please check back for more information. 

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Artists in Residents at the Cultural Center

Free music in the Amphitheater poster of performers
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy free concerts in the new Amphitheater!  Allegany State Park and the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum are teaming up to present great local musicians performing in the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center's new outdoor Amphitheater.  Each week will present a new musician with a variety of genres covered. 

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Artists in Residents at the Cultural Center

Free music in the Amphitheater poster of performers
Wed, 07/24/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy free concerts in the new Amphitheater!  Allegany State Park and the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum are teaming up to present great local musicians performing in the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center's new outdoor Amphitheater.  Each week will present a new musician with a variety of genres covered. 

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Summer at the Stone House: Dave Ruch

2019 Summer at the Stone House Dave Ruch
Thu, 07/25/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 25th!  David Ruch, musician and performer, will be presenting on the Music of Buffalo's Waterfront.  He is known for using music to teach core curriculum and inspire young leaners. 

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Artists in Residents at the Cultural Center

Free music in the Amphitheater poster of performers
Wed, 07/31/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy free concerts in the new Amphitheater!  Allegany State Park and the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum are teaming up to present great local musicians performing in the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center's new outdoor Amphitheater.  Each week will present a new musician with a variety of genres covered. 

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Artists in Residents at the Cultural Center

Free music in the Amphitheater poster of performers
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy free concerts in the new Amphitheater!  Allegany State Park and the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum are teaming up to present great local musicians performing in the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center's new outdoor Amphitheater.  Each week will present a new musician with a variety of genres covered. 

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Summer at the Stone House: Linda Hunter

Summer at the Stone House 2019 Linda Hunter
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 8th!  Linda Hunter, quilting instructor, lecturer, consultant, and appraiser, will be giving a presentation on Quilts: Past & Present. 

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Artists in Residents at the Cultural Center

Free music in the Amphitheater poster of performers
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy free concerts in the new Amphitheater!  Allegany State Park and the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum are teaming up to present great local musicians performing in the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center's new outdoor Amphitheater.  Each week will present a new musician with a variety of genres covered. 

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Artists in Residents at the Cultural Center

Free music in the Amphitheater poster of performers
Wed, 08/21/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy free concerts in the new Amphitheater!  Allegany State Park and the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum are teaming up to present great local musicians performing in the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center's new outdoor Amphitheater.  Each week will present a new musician with a variety of genres covered. 

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Summer at the Stone House: Allen Hopkins

2019 Summer at the Stone House Allen Hopkins
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 22nd!  Allen Hopkins, musician, will be presenting Cowboy Songs.  He plays American traditional, Celtic instrumental, a bit of Yiddish, blues, bluegrass, old timey, and contemporary.

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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

Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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