Opening for Cattaraugus County Museum Mammoth Exhibit set for August 6th
The Cattaraugus County Museum is thrilled to announce that the Randolph mammoth has returned to Cattaraugus County. The remains of the mammoth, found during work to dig a new pond at the State fish hatchery outside of Randolph in May of 1934, have been at the State Museum in Albany for most of the past 82 years. Now they have returned to Cattaraugus County for an exhibit that is scheduled to last six months.
The grand opening for this exciting new exhibit is scheduled for Saturday, August 6. The museum will open at 10am, with a special talk given by Dr. Robert Feranec at 1pm. Dr. Feranec is currently the Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology and Curator of Modern Mammals at the NY State Museum in Albany. His research is focused on understanding how ecology changes in mammals over time. For his academic training, Dr. Feranec received his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University, his Master's in Geology at the University of Florida, and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Just prior to his appointment at the State Museum he was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University.
There will be a free commemorative water bottle for the first 200 visitors on this celebratory day. The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library is located in the Stone House, 9824 Rt. 16 in Machias. Call us at 716-353-8200 with any questions. This event is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us for this exciting day!