Resolution J4814-2013

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Cattaraugus County Museum



  • May 6, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 2, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Catta-
raugus County Museum

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body to recognize and
acknowledge certain institutions which improve the quality of  life  for
individuals  and  communities  within  this  great  Empire State through
historical and educational resources; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with this long-
standing tradition, this Legislative Body is justly proud to  honor  the
Cattaraugus County Museum on the occasion of celebrating its 100th Anni-
versary; and
  WHEREAS,  It is important local communities protect and preserve their
history to share with current and future  generations;  the  Cattaraugus
County  Museum was dedicated in September of 1914, as a commemoration to
the life and times of Civil War veterans; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the last century, the museum has developed into  a
facility  which  perpetuates  the  memory  of  the  men  and  women  who
originally settled in the  county  and  contributed  to  its  spiritual,
cultural, agricultural, and industrial development; and
  WHEREAS,  The  museum collects, preserves, maintains, and displays the
many antiques, artifacts, and historic documents which have had a direct
impact on the heritage of Cattaraugus County;  the  museum's  staff  and
volunteers  take  pride  in  knowing  all  museum resources are used for
recreational and educational purposes which are made  readily  available
for the public; and
  WHEREAS, The museum was originally erected in Little Valley, New York,
but  is  now  housed in the Cattaraugus County Home, Farm, and Infirmary
which was formerly known as the Alms House and Insane  Asylum;  this  is
the sole remaining building of the Nineteenth Century in the county; and
  WHEREAS, The Alms House was built in 1868 to house those with develop-
mental disabilities, and abandoned men, women, and children of Cattarau-
gus  County;  the  museum  was  officially  moved  into this building in
September of 2004; and
  WHEREAS, It is the intent of  this  Legislative  Body  to  commemorate
milestones  in the histories of certain exceptional institutions in this
great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate  the 100th Anniversary of the Cattaraugus County Museum; and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Cattaraugus County Museum.


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