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World War I Exhibit Opens at Cattaraugus County Museum

News from Museum posted on Fri, 07/24/2009 - 11:50am

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.

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200 Years: A Musical Celebration

News from Museum posted on Tue, 04/15/2008 - 3:04pm

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.

New Hours at County Historical Museum and Research Library

News from Museum posted on Thu, 01/04/2007 - 4:28pm

The Cattaraugus County Historical Museum and Research Library has announced their new hours. The Museum and Library will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weekend hours are the first and third Saturday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Open Saturdays in the winter include, January 6th and 20th, February 3rd and 17th, March 3rd and 17th.

Genealogy and local history research is also available during open hours.

Pieces from the Past

News from Museum posted on Tue, 09/20/2005 - 3:08pm

On Sunday September 25, 2005 from one to four p.m. the Museum will open a new exhibit titled "Pieces from the Past" 19th and 20th century quilts from Cattaraugus County. All of the quilts on exhibit are from Cattaraugus County. The exhibit will have examples of all of the different types of quilt making shown in over a dozen quilts.

Something Old, Something New

News from Museum posted on Mon, 04/25/2005 - 3:42pm

Vintage Wedding GownThis exhibit will feature wedding gowns from 1830 throuogh the 1980's. A few gowns are on loan from other county historical societies, but most are from the County's collection. Special Opening Hours are May 1, 2005, 1 pm - 4 pm. Regular museum hours are Tuesday through Friday 9:30 am - 4 pm, and the first Saturday of the months May through September 1-4 pm.

Dates: May 01, 2005 - September 16, 2005

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