Find out at Aug. 21 Event

Come on over to the Mansfield Area Historical Society building at 7691 Toad Hollow Rd. on Thursday, Aug. 21 to get answers to these intriguing questions: Was that building moved twice?  Why are there so many buggies on our roads?

Historian, Sue Cross will, we hope, have answers. She has been researching the history on one of the older buildings in the township. Learning some background and history of the Amish has also kept her learning. Sue will share her insights with the public at 7 p.m.

Also, the Mansfield Area Historical Society has a framed 1856 wall map of Cattaraugus County on display for you to enjoy.  Names of homeowners are printed on the roads throughout the townships. Take a look to see if you have ancestors listed.  This map is huge — about 5 feet by 5 feet.  It has a bit of fading and peeling, but overall it  is in remarkable condition for a map that old. Glenn Sanders donated the map that shaped the project to protect it for others to enjoy.

Also housed in the building is a 1915 framed wall map of Cattaraugus County. Homeowners have been hand printed on this map also. Both of these maps are very interesting.

Our family collections have increased from just the Eddy family to include many items from the Higgins family and interesting items from the Stone family from the Town of Mansfield.  We are always looking for photos to scan depicting the way of life in the 1900s and before.  If you have anything such as photos with old machinery, cars, horses, logging, schools, etc., please consider sharing it with us.  We will scan the photo and return the original to you.

Join us on Aug. 21 for a little trip into history! All are invited to attend.