News from Museum
The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit: "Frank Wayland Higgins; 35th Governor of New York." The exhibit, made possible largely through generous loans of material by Mr. Ronnie Beverly of Rushford and Mr. Frank Higgins of Olean, focuses on the life of this prominent politician who called Olean home through photographs, letters, documents, and campaign materials. It will run until May, 2016 and as always is free and open to the public. Come see it!
We are pleased to announced that the "Summer at the Stone House" event series will be returning to the Cattaraugus County Museum for the 2015 summer, with an all new lineup of speakers and musical performances. As in the past, the programs will take place on the second and fourth Thursdays, June through August at 7:00pm and are free and open to the public. The schedule is:
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!
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:
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!
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!
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.