News from 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!
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.
Check out all of the events that are part of the Civil War Event Series this Summer 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.
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!
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.
The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library will be hosting a Civil War Weekend July 16th-17th. Featuring our ongoing exhibit: “The Civil War”, the museum will be open 11-4 both days.
A New exhibit opening at the Cattaraugus County Museum!
On April 12th, a date that marks the 150th anniversary of the bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, the Cattaraugus County Museum will open a new exhibit: “The Civil War”. This exhibit will focus on the legacy of soldiers from Cattaraugus County and the surrounding region.