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Farewell to the Randolph Mammoth

Mammoth Exhibit being explained
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12:00pm

In May of 1934, workers using a power scraper to dig a pond at the State Fish Hatchery near Randolph made a startling discovery.  They unearthed what was later identified as the skull and tusks of a Columbian mammoth; a particularly rare find for our region.  In the days that followed, much excitement was generated in the area as locals flocked to the dig site to witness the excavation.  Soon, however, the Randolph Mammoth was crated and shipped to Albany, where it would spend several decades on display at the State Museum. 

Quilting in Leon with the Historical Society

Tote Bag Quilting Project with Leon Historical Society
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Feel like winter will never end?  Try a NEW learning Experience!  Make a quilted, lined tote bag with padded handles at the Leon Historical Society Museum.  These bags are really something! I saw one that was very similar but unlined on Easy for $42.00 plus shipping and actually prefer our lined version. Also the add a patch pocket or any other embellishment you desire. We will start out with a plain lining and see where we go.

Leon's First Settler Bicentennial

Leon celebrates first settler bicentennial
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 11:00am to Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 3:00pm

In 1818 the first settlers arrived in what is now the town of Leon.  Throughout 2018, the bicentennial year of this event, the Leon Historical Society celebrates the town's earliest history with a series of special programs and events. 

Leon's Town Celebration and Picnic

Leon Town Celebration and Picnic
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 10:00pm

Leon celebrates its Bicentennial in 2018! Join in the celebration by attending Leon's Old Fashioned Town Picnic at the Leon Fire Hall on Saturday August 18, 2018.  Bring a dish to pass, your lawn chair and get ready for fun at this small town country picnic in Leon in the Amish Country of Cattaraugus County.  It's the 76th Anniversary of the Leon Fire Company #1!  Want to get a better idea of what life was like for Leon's first settlers?  Try your hand at Leon's boardgame version of Oregon Trail, Saga of the Ridge!


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