Virtual Exhibits

We invite you take a virtual tour to visit some fascinating images and interpretations connecting our extraordinary legacy.


Esenwein & Johnson
Esenwein & Johnson  formed their partnership in 1897. The firm was immensely successful. It produced over 1,000 designs, ranging from mantels to multi-building complexes, including such local icons as the Elephant House (1912) at the Buffalo Zoo, the Colonel Ward Pumping Station (1912-1916) and the Buffalo Museum of Science (1925-1929). 

paint_river.jpg Wheels of Power 
Buffalo, the 8th largest city in the United States at the time, was one of the first to benefit from commercial production of hydroelectric power in 1896. This exhibition tells the story of harnessing Niagara Falls and conserving its natural beauty, as well as the story of the people who changed American life forever.
conservationselfst 015.jpg Maritime Buffalo 
Take a tour of paintings and artifacts from the Buffalo History Museum collection related to the great waterways and maritime history.
eagle_tavern.jpg 175 Years  An exhibit of documents and images from the collections of The Buffalo History Museum, guaranteed to transport you back to 1830s Buffalo. We hope you enjoy this peek into our past, when Buffalo, still a frontier town, was poised to become the Queen City of the Lakes.
Paper Bullets: The Posters That Sold the Great War
Due to their popularity and mass production, many of the war's full color posters remain today. Their iconic imagery, created by the world's greatest illustrators, endures to remind us of the unified efforts at home and abroad. This exhibit features original lithographs from the Allied nations of France, England, Canada, and the United States