News from Museum

Let Us Have Peace: A Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Civil War in its Fourth Year

News from Museum posted on Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:55am
A display of photos and letters from Cattaraugus County

A display of photos and letters from Cattaraugus County

A new exhibit has opened at the Cattaraugus County Museum!  Entitled "Let Us Have Peace: A Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Civil War in its Fourth Year", the exhibit will complement our summer Civil War Event Series and will run through October.  The exhibit is made possible by generous loans of artifacts by several Cattaraugus County residents, including two of our summer program speakers: Earl McElfresh and Lawrence Kilmer.  We hope to see you!

Civil War Event Series Lineup Announced!

News from Museum posted on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:09am

The popular Civil War Event Series will return this summer to the Cattaraugus County Museum!  As we mark the fourth year of the Civil War sesquicentennial, we are proud to announce an exciting schedule of events.  Beginning on June 12, there will be evening programming every 2nd and 4th Thursday, June through August; all programs at 7:00pm.

The full schedule is:

"An Olio" Exhibit at the Cattaraugus County Museum

News from Museum posted on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 4:52pm
Two high-wheeled bicycles displayed at the Cattaraugus County Museum

Two high-wheeled bicycles displayed at the Cattaraugus County Museum

A new exhibit has opened at the Cattaraugus County Museum!  It is called "An Olio", meaning a miscellaneous mixture or collection, because it features a number of widely varied items.

Many of these items, though very interesting, are one-of-a-kind and rarely fit into larger exhibits. Because of this, we have decided to create an exhibit solely dedicated to these unusual items!

New exhibit open at Cattaraugus County Museum!

News from Museum posted on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 12:08pm
Collage of the War is Cruelty exhibit at the Cattaraugus County Museum

Collage of the War is Cruelty exhibit at the Cattaraugus County Museum

There is a new exhibit open at the Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Center.  Titled “War is Cruelty; A Sesquicentennial of the Civil War in its Third Year”, the exhibit will run through October 2013.

This exhibit, intended to compliment our summer long series of Civil War related programming, is made possible in large part due to generous loans from private collectors within Cattaraugus County.  We hope to see you!

A Day at the Museums

News from Museum posted on Fri, 04/26/2013 - 12:41pm

FREE “A Day at the Museums”

The Cattaraugus County Museum and twenty-two not for profit societies and museums want to offer you a “Free Day at the Museums”, Saturday, June 8 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Plan a day trip, pack a lunch, enjoy the ride and join us You’ll be pleased and surprised at the quantity and quality of your local pathways to history.

Civil War Event Series this Summer at the Cattaraugus County Museum

News from Museum posted on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 6:50pm
Woman as a Civil War Soldier from OpenClipArt.org

Woman as a Civil War Soldier from OpenClipArt.org

Check out all of the events that are part of the Civil War Event Series this Summer at the Cattaraugus County Museum!

New exhibit now open at the Cattaraugus County Museum

News from Museum posted on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 2:52pm
Some of the Gowns on Display at the Cattaraugus County Museum

Some of the Gowns on Display at the Cattaraugus County Museum

A new exhibit has opened at the Cattaraugus County Museum in Machias!  Titles “Wedding Gowns from Yesteryear”, the exhibit features several bridal gowns and accessories dating back to 1830.  The exhibit will be on display through April, 2013.  Come visit us!

The museum is located on the first floor of the Stone House, 9824 Route 16, Machias.  If you have any questions, our number is 716-353-8200 and we can be reached during our normal business hours which are Tuesday through Friday, 9-4.

Civil War Lecture Series

News from Museum posted on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 1:41pm

This summer at the Cattaraugus County Museum there will be several lectures about the Civil War as we are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

New Museum Exhibit: From Forest to Farm

News from Museum posted on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 11:59am
Allan Fish, the loaner of the items in this display

Allan Fish, the loaner of the items in this display

A New exhibit has opened at the Cattaraugus County Museum in Machias!  Titled “From Forest to Farm”, the exhibit features a wide variety of tools, primarily representing agriculture and the lumber industry.  The showcase of the exhibit is a display of saws and sharpening tools on loan from the collection of Mr. Allan Fish of Great Valley; some dating back to 1809.  Come and see!

Buttons & Bows Exhibit at the County Museum

News from Museum posted on Thu, 12/08/2011 - 3:35pm
Antique hand Fans

Antique hand Fans

A new exhibit, “Buttons and Bows”, has opened at the Cattaraugus County Museum in Machias.  The exhibit showcases ladies’ fashion and accessories from the mid-nineteenth century through the 1960s.  Of particular interest are extensive collections of ladies’ hand fans and hats.

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