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The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library is pleased to announce that the annual Summer at the Stone House event series will return for an 11th year, with a full slate of programs. All events will begin at 7 p.m., and take place on the second and fourth Thursdays, June through August. The schedule will kick off on Thursday, June 10 with…
The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library announces that its new exhibit, “Our Veterans, Their Stories,” is officially open to the public. The exhibit is running in conjunction with the “Our Veterans, Their Stories” project which, in a joint effort of the Cattaraugus County Museum, Cattaraugus County departments of Veterans Services and…
Cattaraugus County is proud to present the first recorded interviews from the “Our Veterans, Their Stories” project. Steve McCord, the Director of Veteran Affairs, and Legislators Norm Marsh, Rick Helmich share their incredibly powerful stories in an effort to set the tone for the project and have a first-hand role in preserving American history…
Cattaraugus County officials are actively seeking veterans to participate in a new project that seeks to record their tales. The project, titled “Our Veterans, Their Stories,” aims to preserve the oral histories of county veterans to preserve the human face of American History for generations to come and honor the men and women from our area who…
The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research library is pleased to announce the opening of its new display featuring several previously unexhibited artifacts from the Eber Russell collection of Native American artifacts.   Eber Russell was born in 1881 in Perrysburg, and by the age of 8 was already an enthusiastic collector of Native American…
The Cattaraugus County Museum is pleased to announce that effective immediately we have reopened to the public. In light of the current and ongoing efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, visitors and researchers are asked to follow some new guidelines when using our facilities. They are: Please practice social distancing. Masks are…
The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library will host a virtual musical performance by Buffalo-based musician Dave Ruch at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23.   The program, entitled “NYS Traditional Music,” will be broadcast live on the museum’s Facebook page, which can be found at www.facebook.com/CattaraugusCountyMuseum.   Mr. Ruch…
There are some new items on display at the Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library! The museum has in its collections several uniforms - many of which have been displayed in previous exhibits, particularly those from the Civil War and both World Wars. Many uniforms, however, rarely fit into a broader exhibit and, despite being unique and…
Due to an unforeseen development, there has been a change in the lineup of the Cattaraugus County Museum's "Summer at the Stone House" event series schedule. Musician Dave Ruch was scheduled to perform a program entitled "Traditional Folk Music of NY, Vol. II" at 7 p.m. this Thursday, July 12. Due to illness, Mr. Ruch has been forced to…
The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library is pleased to announce that there are new displays in place for public viewing. Our primary exhibit is "Remembering the Presbyterian Church of Franklinville."The Franklinville Presbyterian Church, before it closed its doors for good a few months ago, donated several items of historic interest to…