News from Museum
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.
A new exhibit has opened at the Cattaraugus County Museum, “Textiles of Cattaraugus County”. The museum is featuring several items from its extensive textiles collection, including quilts, lace work, embroidery, and more! The exhibit will run through March, 2011. Come by and see us!
A new exhibit, “The Art and Artistry of Norman Maffei” is now open at the Cattaraugus County Museum. Mr. Maffei, a Franklinville native, has been an active artist for over seven decades. A WWII veteran, Maffei was once considered as a replacement for famous Army artist Bill Mauldin as a cartoonist for the 45th “Division News”. Mr.
A new exhibit, "The Great War" is now open at the Cattaraugus County Museum. The centerpiece of this exhibit is a collection of rare WWI posters on loan by Phil Abbott of Franklinville. In addition, we have many items of equipment and uniforms on display, including a WWI flight suit worn by a Cattaraugus County man. This exhibit will run through the end of December.
A new exhibit, "200 Years: A Musical Celebration" opens April 15, 2008 at the Cattaraugus County Museum. Among the items on display are an Edison Wax Cylinder Phonograph, a music typewriter, photographs of local bands, and the 1830s music manuscript of John Seeley who lived in Leon.
Coinciding with Cattaraugus County's Bicentennial Celebration, the exhibit will be on display through December 2008.