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Meet Residents of Jefferson St. Cemetery

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 »

Ellicottville’s Historical Museum Now Open – Variety of Curious Exhibits on Display

By Mary Fox The Ellicottville Historical Museum, located on the Town Square in front of the post office, opened on June 1 for the 2014 season. The museum is open from June to September on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m., with earlier hours during special weekends. Town Historian Mary Elizabeth Dunbar and members of the Ellicottville ... Read More »

Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy Performance in Salamanca June 10

The Salamanca Historical Society will play host to a one-woman, living history performance by Ardyth VanScoy of Limestone, N.Y. VanScoy will portray the famous Civil War Confederate spy Belle Boyd, who at the tender age of 18 was able to pass critical intelligence to the Confederates. Boyd was imprisoned many times and shared her war experiences through her autobiography. VanScoy ... Read More »

A Glimpse into the Future

ALLEGANY — The Allegany Area Historical Association will meet on Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at the Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center, 182 East Union St., Allegany, for a glimpse into the future. Fred Welch, commander of the Center, will talk about the history of the Challenger Centers and what the future holds for them. He will also discuss what ... Read More »

Cattaraugus County Museum Opens New Exhibit: ‘An Olio’ a Display of Historical Treasures

By Alicia Yeager The Cattaraugus County Museum, which houses a great collection of historical treasures such as antique guns, Native American artifacts, wartime memorabilia and much more, has opened up a new exhibit. The exhibit, which is called “An Olio,” has been opened for a month now, and will be on displayed until April of 2014. “An Olio” is a ... Read More »

Jefferson Street Cemetery Dedication

By Mary Fox A plaque was unveiled on Thursday, November 14, designating the Jefferson Street Cemetery on Rt. 219 in Ellicottville as an historic site on the National Register of Historic Places. The site was put on the register in January 2012, but funding was not available for a plaque marking it until the Wm. P. Pomeroy Foundation stepped in.  ... Read More »

Cemetery Dedication Ceremony Nov. 14

Jefferson Street Cemetery Named to National Register of Historic Places By Alicia Dziak Three years ago, Gail Carucci, a summertime resident of Ellicottville, attended an Ellicottville Historical Society meeting. During the meeting, it was announced that work on the Bryant Hill Cemetery had been completed, and next, the town was hoping to tackle the Jefferson Street Cemetery. Carucci was immediately ... Read More »

WNY Steelmaking Topic of Historical Association Meeting

The Allegany Area Historical Association will meet on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 25 North Second St. in Allegany. Allegany native Spencer Morgan will talk on Western New York Steelmaking, a presentation focused on the history of iron and steelmaking in the Western New York region from the early days of local blacksmiths to the ... Read More »

Last Meeting of Ellicottville Historical Society for 2013

The Ellicottville Historical Society will host speaker William P. Robertson at their Oct. 9 meeting at the Ellicottville Memorial Library on Maples Road.  Robertson, the author of more than 25 books, will speak on the Bucktail Regiment [the 149th] of the Civil War. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. and all our welcome. This is the last meeting of ... Read More »

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