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!
On Saturday the 16th from 11AM-4PM, the museum will host the annual reunion of the descendents of the 154th Regiment. There will also be live music from 12-2 and a display of Civil War medical equipment. The reunion (featuring a talk given by historian Mark Dunkelman) begins at 2 and will take place under a tent adjacent to the museum parking lot.
All are welcome to attend.
The museum will also be open on July 17, 2011 11AM-4PM. Read more
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.