Civil War Event Series Lineup Announced

MACHIAS – The popular Civil War Event Series will return this summer to the Cattaraugus County Museum.

The museum is marking the fourth year of the Civil War sesquicentennial, and officials have announced the schedule of events.

Beginning June 12, there will be evening programming every second and fourth Thursday, June through August, with programs beginning at 7 p.m. The full schedule is as follows:

June 12: Earl McElfresh – “Mapping the Civil War: Lee vs. Sherman”

June 26: Allen Hopkins – “Songs of the Civil War”

July 10: Rush the Growler – “Music of the Civil War/154th Regt.”

July 24: Craig Braack – “Prisons of the Civil War”

Aug. 14: Larry Kilmer – “Railroads During the Civil War”

Aug. 28: Craig Senfield – “President-Elect Lincoln”

Officials also announced that they will be capping off the summer series with a celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the dedication of the museum on Sunday, Sept. 7.

This event, “100 Years of the Cattaraugus County Museum,” will take place at the museum on Sept. 7 from noon-4 p.m.

Among the events planned for this will be a performance of Civil War brass band music performed by the Excelsior Cornet Band, a talk on Civil War soldiers given by University of Ohio history professor Mark Grimsley, and an encampment of Civil War re-enactors.

All events will be held at the Cattaraugus County Museum (the Stone House, 9824 Route 16, Machias). More details on these events will be posted as the date grown nearer.

For more information, call 353-8200, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.