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    Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

    by KiKitC Updated Feb 17, 2009

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    Off of Route 86, in the north Allegany State Park is the Allegany Indian Reservation. In Salamanca, the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum offers visitors an acuarte historical account of the local tribes' life and culture both before and after the influences of the Europeans. The museum (cameras aren't allowed) has constructed, indoors, and example of a longhouse as it would have been before the Europeans got there, and as you travel through the exhibits, the pictures, artifacts and beadwork progressed.

    Anyone that is interested in Native American history or culture shouldn't miss this stop.

    The museum is open 9-5 Monday - Saturday and Sundays 12-5 from April to October.
    When its cold (October to April) They are open 9-5 Monday - Friday

    Admission is $5.00 for adults, but discounts are given to senior citizens, students and children.

    They also have a small gift shop, with handmade Indian gifts, books, posters and jewelry.

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    Salamanca Rail Museum

    by davecallahan Written Apr 29, 2007

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    This is a small museum considering the important impact on Salamanca that the railroads had.
    It is self-guided walk through the exhibits in the main building and access to several railroad cars outside where the kids can see the real thing.
    The building is a restored railroad depot with examples of old tickets and lanterns and seats and everything associated with running and using a rail system. There is a short video on the growth of the rail system locally. There are also some momentos of important local figures donated by the historical society. The best part of the tour are the three railroad cars that you can get into and pull levers and open doors. My wife enjoyed the small gift shop too, of course.

    We got there on a Sunday and there was no admission fees... just walk in and look around.

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    Seneca Iroquois Museum

    by davecallahan Written Apr 29, 2007

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    This small museum is dedicated to remembering the life, history and contributions of the Seneca nations. It is operated by Native Americans and costs only $5.
    You are on a self-guided tour of half-a-dozen rooms of Indian artifacts, historical documents, treaties, and exhibits. There is artwork and history plaques about each of the six nations that make up the Senecas. There is a partial longhouse inside with the daily tools used by the Indians. A short video is presented to show the reservation areas around Salamanca and the growth of the museum. You will definitely get a better appreciation of the depth of the Native American culture and its contributions to the growth of the area.

    The whole tour took about a half-hour then we have the obligatory browsing of the gift shop for another 20 minutes and the purchase of a cup or refrigerator magnet souvenier.

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    Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

    by Rabbityama Written Aug 3, 2006

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    The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

    The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is a great place for those who wish to learn about Native American culture and American history. There is a vast amount of historical information about the Seneca people, their interactions with Europeans, and their adaptations to modern America. There is also a variety of cultural information about the clans, marriage, government, beliefs, and stories of the Seneca people. For those interested in learning about the language of the Seneca, there is a language station where you can here words and phrases in the Seneca people's language. Also, throughout the exhibits, many animal names and items of the Seneca are listed with their Seneca names. The exhibits display a replication of a longhouse, the actual animals that each clan represents, baskets, clothing, brooches, and many other items from the Seneca people. The beadwork is especially beautiful and is said to be some of the best remaining Iroquois beadwork left in the world! There is also a small gallery of paintings, sculptures, and photographs of current Seneca people. The museum is highly educational and very fun and interesting!

    The cost is $5.00 for adults. Students, Children, and Senior Citizens receive discounts!

    The Museum is open Monday-Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The museum closes during the month of January.

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    Allegany State Park has great...

    by Randall_Burt Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Allegany State Park has great swimming, Boating and fishing. The last couple winters they have been cleaning up the lakes. They leave some water in them but drop the level about 6 feet.

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