100 Years of the Cattaraugus County Museum
Come to an all day celebration commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the dedication of the museum. On Sunday, September 7 the Cattaraugus County Museum will mark a century of serving the public of Cattaraugus County with a special event, "100 Years of the Cattaraugus County Museum". Since a large part of the original mission of the museum when it was founded in 1914 was to commemorate the county's Civil War veterans and house their artifacts, combined with the fact that we have spent the last few summers marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War itself, we have decided that it would be fitting to plan this day with a Civil War theme.
This is a big party with history, activities, live entertainment, food & more. Grandparents will also be celebrated too as part of Family Fun Day.
- 11:00 Museum opens
- 12:00 Event officially begins
- 12:30 Performance of Civil War brass band music by the Excelsior Cornet Band
- 3:00 Talk on nationalism during the Civil War by Allegheny College professor Ian Binnington "'Earth's Immortal Sons': Constructing a Confederate Nation in the Midst of War."
- 4:00 Event closes
- Continuing Civil War re-enactors on the grounds giving historical interpretation of the experiences of soldiers of that time, including musket demonstrations, discussions of uniforms and equipment, a replica surgeon's tent, and even drill for children!
There will be a history talk with Prof. Ian Binnington of Allegheny College will speak on nationalism during the Civil War.
The museum is located in the Stone House, 9824 Rt. 16 Machias, NY. Feel free to call 716-353-8200 with any questions. This event will be free and open to the public.