Historical Museum and Research Center

New Museum Exhibit: From Forest to Farm

News from Museum posted on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 10:59am
Allan Fish, the loaner of the items in this display

Allan Fish, the loaner of the items in this display

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!

Civil War Reunion Weekend at the Cattaraugus County Museum

By: Museum

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 7:00am - 12:00pm

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

Presentation: Quilt Code & the Under Ground Railroad

By: Museum

Thu, 06/11/2009 - 3:30pm
The Ellicottville Historical Society will offer a presentation describing the quilt code used by the Under Ground railroad at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at the Ellicottville Memorial Library.

Buttons & Bows Exhibit at the County Museum

News from Museum posted on Thu, 12/08/2011 - 2:35pm
Antique hand Fans

Antique hand Fans

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.

Where is the Cattaraugus County Museum located?

The Cattaraugus County Museum is located on the ground floor of the Stone House, 9824 Rt. 16 Machias NY.

What are the museum's hours?

The standard hours of operation for the Cattaraugus County Museum are Tuesday through Friday, 9-4.

Civil War Weekend at the Cattaraugus County Museum!

News from Museum posted on Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:33am

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.

The Civil War: A New Exhibit

News from Museum posted on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 3:38pm

A New exhibit opening at the Cattaraugus County Museum!Civil War display 2

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.

Museum Board of Trustees

Cattaraugus County Historical Museum Board Of Trustees

  • Mary Elizabeth Dunbar
  • Anne Easton
  • James McGrath
  • Bradley Parker
  • Ronda Pollack
  • Hobart Rhinehart, president
  • William Watkins
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The Corner Stone January 2011

News from Museum posted on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 12:53pm
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