News from Museum

The Cattaraugus County Museum will be open on additional summer Saturdays

News from Museum posted on Thu, 06/22/2017 - 1:25pm

Due to the number of people who have expressed interest in visiting the museum to see our exhibits, particularly the Randolph Mammoth, but cannot make it during our regular weekday hours, we will be adding some Saturday hours to our schedule this summer.

The museum will be open on the first and third Saturdays during July and August from 10-2.

The museum is located in the Stone House, 9824 Route 16 in Machias.  Our regular hours are Monday through Thursday from 9-4.  Contact us at 716-353-8200 for any additional information.

2017 Summer at the Stone House Schedule

News from Museum posted on Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:15pm
2017 Summer at the Stone House Schedule

2017 Summer at the Stone House Schedule; Event Series on Thursdays at 7:00 pm; All Events are Free.

The 2017 Summer at the Stone House is a series of events to learn a little about our history; These will occur every 2nd and 4th Thursdays, June through August from 7:00 pm at the Cattaraugus County Museum.

New Museum Exhibit: Cattaraugus Patchwork: A Display of Quilts

News from Museum posted on Tue, 12/20/2016 - 5:37pm
Cattaraugus Patchwork: A Display of Quilts

Cattaraugus Patchwork: A Display of Quilts

There is a new exhibit open at the Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library!  Titled "Cattaraugus Patchwork: A Display of Quilts," the exhibit features a number of quilts of several styles made or collected by Cattaraugus County citizens, dating back to the 1860s.  This exhibit will run through May, 2017.

The Cattaraugus County Museum is located in the Stone House, 9824 Rt. 16 in Machias.  Feel free to call us at 716-353-8200 with any questions.

Printer Sought for the 2016 Cattaraugus County Snowmobile Brochure

News from Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, Museum posted on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 10:46am

Cattaraugus County Economic Development, Planning and Tourism is currently requesting proposals for the printing of the Cattaraugus County Snowmobile Brochure. 

Printer Sought for the 2016 Cattaraugus County Heritage Brochure

News from Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, Museum posted on Tue, 11/15/2016 - 12:36pm

Cattaraugus County Economic Development, Planning and Tourism is currently requesting proposals for the printing of the Cattaraugus County Heritage Brochure. 

Printer Sought for the 2016 Cattaraugus County Museum Brochure

News from Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, Museum posted on Tue, 08/09/2016 - 11:29am

Cattaraugus County Historical Museum and Research Library is currently requesting proposals for the printing of the Cattaraugus County Museum Brochure. 

The Guide will have an original size of 11"x8.5", and include text and graphics on both sides, using four color processing. There will be 1 page at 11"x8.5", with a trifold taking the completed size to 3.67"x8.5". Please provide quotes for the quantities of 2,500, 3,000 and 3,500.    

Opening for Cattaraugus County Museum Mammoth Exhibit set for August 6th

News from Tourism, Museum posted on Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:42am
Poster for the Grand Opening of Mammoth Event at the Cattaraugus County Museum

Poster for the Grand Opening of Mammoth Event at the Cattaraugus County Museum

  The Cattaraugus County Museum is thrilled to announce that the Randolph mammoth has returned to Cattaraugus County.

The Randolph Mammoth Returns to Cattaraugus County!

News from Museum posted on Tue, 07/12/2016 - 3:20pm
Poster for the Grand Opening of Mammoth Event

Poster for the Grand Opening of Mammoth Event at the Cattaraugus County Museum

On Saturday, May 19 1934, workers using a power scraper to dig a new pond at the State Fish Hatchery just outside of Randolph unearthed remains of what was determined to be a Colombian mammoth; the first discovery of it's kind in our region.  After a few days of public viewing on site at the fish hatchery, the skull and tusks were sent to Albany to be treated and preserved and later placed on display at the State Museum.  The Cattaraugus County Museum is excited to announce that after an absence of over 80 years, the Randolph mammoth is returning to Cattaraugus County!  The r

Baseball exhibit opens at Cattaraugus County Museum!

News from Museum posted on Thu, 06/02/2016 - 5:28pm
Old photo of baseball team

Old photo of baseball team

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!

Family Day at the Cattaraugus County Museum!

News from Museum posted on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:01pm

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!