Cattaraugus County Museum To Feature Civil War Music

The Cattaraugus County Museum’s summer-long Civil War event series continues on Wednesday as the Union Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps will give a program of Civil War martial music. The Union Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps is a historically authentic musical group specializing in the martial field music of the Civil War. Attired in uniforms of northern Union musicians and performing on beautiful replica period instruments, they perform at parades, civic and patriotic events, memorials, and ceremonies as well as presentations for schools and community organizations. Formed in 2009 by Jim Pace (fife) and Brian Seibel (drum), they are well known amongst Civil War re-enactors in the Western New York area.

The talk will take place at 7 p.m. at the Cattaraugus County Museum and will be held on the lawn of the museum under a tent, so dress appropriately for the weather. Some seating will be available, but fee free to bring a chair or blanket if you’d like. This program is free and open to the public.

The museum is located in the Stone House (next to the Pines facility), 9824 Route 16, Machias. Call 353-8200 with any questions.