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EVL Museum Open For Season

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By Mary Heyl The Ellicottville Historical Society museum is now open for the 2016 season, and there are so many new exhibits for visitors to explore! Located at 2 Washington Street on Ellicottville’s main square, the museum is open from 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays now through September 1. Director Mary Elizabeth Dunbar encourages visitors to check out the ... Read More »

EVL Historical Soc. Speaker Series Begins May 13

The Ellicottville Historical Society is proud to announce their monthly meetings and speaker series.   Our meetings will be at the Ellicottville Memorial Library  6499 Maples Road  Ellicottville, NY starting at 7:30.   On Wednesday May 13, the speakers will be Dawn Westfall and Ron Pfeffer who will be talking about the history of photography and local photographers in Cattaraugus ... Read More »

EVL Historical Society Changes Constitution to Include Committees

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The final meeting for 2014 of the Ellicottville Historical Society was held Oct. 8. Officers were elected for 2015 and revisions to the constitution were voted on. Officers are Dawn Westfall, president; Ellen Frank, vice president; Sue Parsons, secretary; and Judy Brown, treasurer. All new officers and changes to the constitution were unanimously approved. Changes to the constitution were made ... Read More »

Cattaraugus County Museum Celebrates 100 Years

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On Sunday, Sept. 7, the Cattaraugus County Museum will mark a century of serving the public of Cattaraugus County with a special and free event, “100 Years of the Cattaraugus County Museum.” Since a large part of the original mission of the museum when it was founded in 1914 was to commemorate the county’s Civil War veterans and house their ... Read More »

Mansfield Historical Society Building: Moved Twice?

Find out at Aug. 21 Event Come on over to the Mansfield Area Historical Society building at 7691 Toad Hollow Rd. on Thursday, Aug. 21 to get answers to these intriguing questions: Was that building moved twice?  Why are there so many buggies on our roads? Historian, Sue Cross will, we hope, have answers. She has been researching the history ... Read More »

WW I Memorabilia on Display at Olean Public Library

Olean, N.Y. — The Olean Public Library will be displaying World War I memorabilia Aug. 1–30. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of WWI. Photographs, artillery, soldier apparel and information related to local soldiers who fought in WWI will be displayed. Over 500,000 men from the state of New York enlisted during World War I. Of those that enlisted, about ... Read More »

2nd Annual Jefferson Street Cemetery Tour This Weekend

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‘Meet’ 19 Residents Buried Here By Eva Potter “The Jefferson Street Cemetery stands as a historic record, an outdoor art exhibit and a quiet contemplative green space. Here are the farmers, physicians, lawyers, religious leaders, veterans and ordinary people who were part of the development and growth of our little community of Ellicottville,” according the Jefferson Street Cemetery Committee. To ... Read More »

EVL Historical Society Prepares for 2nd Annual Jefferson St. Cemetery Tour

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By Eva Potter The Ellicottville Historical Society presents the second annual Jefferson Street Cemetery Walking Tour on Saturday, July 26, and you’ll actually be able to “meet” some of the inhabitants. More than 15 actors and actresses will resurrect some of Ellicottville’s citizens by portraying them in period costumes as they talk about their lives long ago. Two tour times ... Read More »

Meet Residents of Jefferson St. Cemetery

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2nd Annual Tour Features 19 Actors and Actresses By Eva Potter Talk about coming back from the dead … a dedicated group of volunteers has organized the second annual Walking Tour of the Jefferson Street Cemetery on Saturday, July 26. It’s not your usual cemetery tour, because you’ll actually be able to meet some of its inhabitants in person. The ... Read More »

Discover History on the EVL Walking Tour Historical Society Offers Free Lecture Series

by Mary Fox The Ellicottville Historical Society works diligently all year long to bring you virtually free lecture programs and to preserve Ellicottville’s history at the village museum. They also produce an educational brochure for a self-guided walking tour of Ellicottville. At the June 11 meeting of the Ellicottville Historical Society, the group elected officers for the year. Dawn Westfield ... Read More »

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