Historic Sites

Historic Sites in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Historic Sites Events

Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us for our annual Chestnut Cabin open house.  The American Chestnut cabin, which is listed on the state and national register of historic places, is a very well preserved specimen of rustic style whose basic integrity has remained unchanged since its 1939/1940 construction.  The cabin is a true gem of the Lillibridge preserve and an indoor exploration is not to be missed!&nb

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Wild about Nature with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Wild about Nature Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

If you joined us recently on a bird walk, you know firsthand the beauty of the Eshelman property.  Let us continue to explore Eshelman’s many natural treasures as we meander through the fields and woods with naturalist Barb Busack.  This guided stroll is bound to please all outdoor enthusiasts. 

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Hinsdale Monsters & Mysteries Campout at the Hinsdale House

Campout at the Hinsdale House
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:00pm - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions and special guests Brian and Terrie Seech, Jami and Jenny King and Leah Dawn Madden for a weekend of high strangeness at the haun

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Gwë:de' Cultural Center opens in Salamanca

Gwë:de' Cultural Center opens in Salamanca
Sat, 08/04/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

For over 40 years the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum has showcased both permanent and temporary exhibits that introduce visitors to the culture and history of the Onöndowa’ga:’ and Hodinöhšyönih, including longhouse and clan animal exhibits.

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Golf Tournament to benefit Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater

Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater's golf tournament
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:00am - 7:30pm

Tee off for the Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater on Monday August 6th at the Gowanda Country Club!  That's right, the 6th annual golf tournament is here!  Proceeds will go towards the repair of the Wurlitzer organ and funding for an audio system and projection equipment.  The tournament is a 4 person scramble and cost is $100 per golfer. 

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Hawk Creek Wildlife Center at the Nannen Arboretum

Nannen Arboretum presents Hawk Creek Wildlife Center
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Talk on the Wildside presented by Hawk Creek Wildlife Center is coming to The Nannen Arboretum in Ellicottville.

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The Wildwood Sanitarium's Holistic Expo

Holistic Expo and Psychic Fair at Wildwood Sanitarium
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Wildwood Sanitarium is having a Holistics Expo!  Join them in welcoming local psychic mediums, healers, vendors, crafts and even baked goods at the Wildwood Sanitarium!  The Wildwood Sanitarium was officially opened in 1906 as a Sanitarium and Bath House.  It was a holistic healing center and the only one of its kind in NYS at the time it opened.

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Meet the Artist at the Miner's Cabin in Franklinville

Bernadette Keleher at the Miner's Cabin in Franklinville
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Local artist, Bernadette Keleher, will be on hand to show some of her work and talk with guests, at the Miner's Cabin on August 11th from 1pm-4pm.  Bernadette specializes in watercolors, and botanical paintings.  She has taught plein air (outdoor) drawing through the Adirondacks Art Center, and botanical painting through the Springville Art Center.  Come see her works and tour th

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Ghost Hunting Tour with Ed and Louise at the Hinsdale House

Ed and Louise Ghost Hunt at the Hinsdale House
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 8:30pm - 11:59pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Friday August 17th from 8:30pm to 12:30am.

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Town of Little Valley Bicentennial

Town of Little Valley Bicentennial 2018
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 4:00pm

A BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION is being planned to celebrate the Town of Little Valley's 200th Birthday!  The celebration begins on August 25, 2018 and continue into the 26th with a parade and closing ceremony!  Craft (prefer actual handmade) and food vendors will be located in the Park. 

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2018 Cadiz Heritage Day

2017 Cadiz Heritage Day
Sat, 09/08/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Have some old-fashioned fun on Cadiz Heritage Day to be held at the Howe-Prescott House with cultural demonstrations and food!

Watch apple cider being pressed, a blacksmith making tools, and butter churning. Learn about quilting, crop harvesting and more skills necessary in the 1800s.  There will also be historical items on display; like antique engines and so much more! 

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's 4 Season Photo Contest

Female Chestnust Sided Warbler by Jennifer Miller
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to announce our photography contest and show!  There are four categories for entries:  Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer!  This contest is open to all ages.

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Ghost Hunter University Filming at The Wildwood Sanitarium's Holistic Expo

Ghost Hunter University live filming at Wildwood Sanitarium
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Come join Psychic Medium's Chris Moon, Paulette "Mamma Moon" and Dee Garcia Moon for Ghost Hunter University at the very haunted Wildwood Sanitarium! The evening will begin with a paranormal presentation by the Moons where actual evidence of the supernatural will be seen and heard.

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2018 Pfeiffer Fall Festival

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Fall Fest
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities.  Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail.  Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun! 

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Home to the Largest New York State Park

The Largest New York State Park is Allegany State Park which is the 3rd largest in the nation with 65,000 acres (97 square miles) and lots of trails. Allegany State Park has over 35 miles of Cross Country skiing trails, 18 hiking trails and 5.6 miles of paved multi-use trails (horseback riding, snowmobiling and more) around Red House Lake area. 3 campground areas with over 375 cabins.

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