The Summer at the Stone House event series starts out the year 2020 with Vince Martonis! he will be discussing how to identify old glass bottles. We have all seen them, but now you can get some tips on how to identify where and what they once were!
All Summer at the Stone House events are free and open to the public and held at the Cattaraugus County Museum, which was once called the Stone House. They start at 7pm and typically last an hour. The Museum is located at 9824 Rt. 16 in Machias, NY 14101.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on June 25th! Linda Hunter, quilting instructor, lecturer, consultant, and appraiser, will be giving a presentation on A Cattaraugus County Bed Turning. A bed turning is where quilters typically gather in a bedroom to watch other quilt makers peel back layers of their exquisite fabrics while telling of their creative designs.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 9th with Kelly Lounsberry! He will be doing a presentation on "The Impact of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry on Bolivar and Surrounding Areas". Kelly is the chairman of the Bolivar Pioneer Oil Museum Committee.
Photo is from the Wellsville Daily Reporter's Article on "Pioneer Oil Museum receives revamp".
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 23rd with David Ruch and "New York State Traditional Music". Dave is a musician and performer, known for using music to teach core curriculum and inspire young leaners.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 13th! Allen Hopkins, musician, will be presenting "Patriotic Songs". He plays American traditional, Celtic instrumental, a bit of Yiddish, blues, bluegrass, old timey, and contemporary. With varying degrees of expertise, he can handle guitar, banjo, mandolins of all sizes, Autoharp, English concertina, harmonica, bass (acoustic and electric), Dobro, Appalachian dulcimer, ukulele, and other odd instruments from tiple to kalimba.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 27th! Dawn Westfall is the president of the Ellicottville Historical Society and genealogist and family historian with over 20 years experience! She will be discussing "Get a Clue: The Fun of Dating and Identifying Old Photos".
Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in gift-giving and a feast of faith. Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to a different principles. Kwanzaa signifies a celebration of African heritage, family, community, unity and culture. It was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga.