News from Museum
The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library is pleased to announce the opening of it's new exhibit: "The National Pastime: Baseball in Cattaraugus County Museum." This centerpiece of this exhibit is the museum's Ed Tanner collection, focusing on the stellar career of the Franklinville Frankees standout. In addition we have uniforms, photos, and memorabilia of teams from across Cattaraugus County. If you are interested in baseball or local history, please come check it out!
The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library is excited to announce a new event coming this Spring. "Family Day at the Museum" will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 12-4. Part of New York State's "Path Through History" weekend, this event will be fun for kids of all ages and their families.
There will be live music provided by the WNY Fiddle Kids, hands on activities and games, as well as prizes! In addition, the museum's new exhibit on baseball in Cattaraugus County will be open!
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!