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Cattaraugus County officials are actively seeking veterans to participate in a new project that seeks to record their tales. The project, titled “Our Veterans, Their Stories,” aims to preserve the oral histories of county veterans to preserve the human face of American History for generations to come and honor the men and women from our area who…
The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research library is pleased to announce the opening of its new display featuring several previously unexhibited artifacts from the Eber Russell collection of Native American artifacts.   Eber Russell was born in 1881 in Perrysburg, and by the age of 8 was already an enthusiastic collector of Native American…
The Cattaraugus County Museum is pleased to announce that effective immediately we have reopened to the public. In light of the current and ongoing efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, visitors and researchers are asked to follow some new guidelines when using our facilities. They are: Please practice social distancing. Masks are…
The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library will host a virtual musical performance by Buffalo-based musician Dave Ruch at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23.   The program, entitled “NYS Traditional Music,” will be broadcast live on the museum’s Facebook page, which can be found at www.facebook.com/CattaraugusCountyMuseum.   Mr. Ruch…
There are some new items on display at the Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library! The museum has in its collections several uniforms - many of which have been displayed in previous exhibits, particularly those from the Civil War and both World Wars. Many uniforms, however, rarely fit into a broader exhibit and, despite being unique and…
Due to an unforeseen development, there has been a change in the lineup of the Cattaraugus County Museum's "Summer at the Stone House" event series schedule. Musician Dave Ruch was scheduled to perform a program entitled "Traditional Folk Music of NY, Vol. II" at 7 p.m. this Thursday, July 12. Due to illness, Mr. Ruch has been forced to…
The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library is pleased to announce that there are new displays in place for public viewing. Our primary exhibit is "Remembering the Presbyterian Church of Franklinville."The Franklinville Presbyterian Church, before it closed its doors for good a few months ago, donated several items of historic interest to…