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  • M+T Third Friday


    Dates and Times: 8/17/2018 10:00 AM - 8/17/2018 5:00 AM
    Free museum admission to the Museum, 10 am - 5 pm.
  • Party on the Portico


    Dates and Times: 8/17/2018 5:30 PM - 8/18/2018 8:30 PM
    Outdoor live music events, with food and drink, plus stunning views, drawings, and FREE mini- tours!

  • Pan-Am Trolley Tour with Forest Lawn


    Dates and Times: 8/18/2018 10:00 AM - 8/18/2018 3:00 PM
    The tour begins at Forest Lawn, where you will board the Forest Lawn trolley and visit the final resting places of many of the movers and shakers who made the Pan-American exposition happen. Have lunch at the Pan-American Brewery, a short tour of the Lafayette Hotel, and the Museum’s Resource Center. The tour ends at Forest Lawn at approximately 3pm.
    Meet and park for free at the Margaret L Wendt Archive and Resource Center 1990 Main Street Buffalo, NY.

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  • Antique and Classic Car Show


    Dates and Times: 8/19/2018 9:00 AM - 8/19/2018 3:00 PM
    The Buffalo History Museum’s Antique & Classic Car Show has become one of Western New York’s premier automobile events. Now in its sixth year, the show features over one hundred of the area’s most impressive classic cars and trucks. The family-friendly event runs from 9am - 3pm and is free to attend.  ...  read more »
  • SOLD OUT - Paper Marbling Workshop with the Castellani Art Museum


    Dates and Times: 8/25/2018 10:00 AM - 8/25/2018 1:00 PM
    Led by Hatice Sorkunlu. Come learn the art of ebru (Turkish paper marbling) through this hands-on workshop! Supplies included. Program in collaboration with the Castellani Art Museum. Supplies included. $5 for general public, free for CAM and TBHM members.

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  • Pan-Am Walking Tour


    Dates and Times: 9/2/2018 1:00 PM - 9/2/2018 2:30 PM
    Take a walking tour of the Pan-American grounds with one of our trained docents. See the fair in a new light! $10. Pre-registration encouraged. A map with historic photos is included.  ...  read more »
  • Toddler Story Time


    Dates and Times: 9/4/2018 10:00 AM - 9/4/2018 11:00 AM
    Bring your little one to our monthly program. and spend some quality time at The Museum. We will read a book and do a related activity. Members free; museum admission. ...  read more »
  • Pan-Am Trolley Tour with Forest Lawn


    Dates and Times: 9/8/2018 10:00 AM - 9/8/2018 3:00 AM
    The tour begins at Forest Lawn, where you will board the Forest Lawn trolley and visit the final resting places of many of the movers and shakers who made the Pan-American Exposition happen. Have lunch at the Pan-American Brewery, a short tour of the Lafayette Hotel, and The Museum’s Resource Center. The tour ends at Forest Lawn at approximately 3pm.

    Meet and park for free at the Margaret L Wendt Archive and Resource Center 1990 Main Street Buffalo, NY.
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  • Homeschool Mondays - The Progressive Era


    Dates and Times: 9/10/2018 1:00 PM - 9/10/2018 3:00 PM

    The Progressive Era 1901-1916 – The era of sweeping social reform, set to combat the increasingly negative effects of industrialization and urbanization of the United States

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.

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  • Homeschool Thursdays - Haudenosaunee Stories and Traditions


    Dates and Times: 9/13/2018 1:00 PM - 9/13/2018 3:00 PM
    Haudenosaunee Stories and Traditions: Dive on into the inspiration behind one of our most visited exhibit, The Haudenosaunee! Learn about the rich oral tradition that has allowed us to learn about these peoples and the things they believed in hundreds of years ago!

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to dro ...  read more »
  • Joint tour with the Richardson Olmsted Campus


    Dates and Times: 9/14/2018 5:30 PM - 9/14/2018 7:30 PM
    Spend your Friday on Forest Avenue exploring The Buffalo History Museum’s Resource Center and the Richardson Olmsted Campus! The second Friday of each month, May through October, The Buffalo History Museum and the Richardson welcome the curious and the intrepid for this special tour. First stop, the Resource Center at 459 Forest, then head across the street for an hour tour of the Richardson Campus. $35, register online . ...  read more »
  • Homeschool Mondays - The War to End All Wars


    Dates and Times: 9/17/2018 1:00 PM - 9/17/2018 3:00 PM
    “The War to End All Wars” and why it really wasn’t so.

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.

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  • Crystal Beach Nostalgia with Rose Ann Hirsch


    Dates and Times: 9/19/2018 6:00 PM - 9/19/2018 8:00 PM
    For 101 years Crystal Beach Park was a magical place for generations of Western New Yorkers. Return to Crystal Beach Park through a collection of photographs and postcards from the park's beginning in 1888 to its final year in 1989. Dip your toes in Lake Erie. Scream on the Comet and Giant roller coasters. Shiver in fright in the Laff in the Dark. Ride a painted pony. Walk the wacky halls of the Magic Carpet. Remember the fun one more time. Members free, museum admission. ...  read more »
  • Homeschool Thursdays - Daily Life of the Haudenosaunee


    Dates and Times: 9/20/2018 1:00 PM - 9/20/2018 3:00 PM
    Daily Life of the Haudenosaunee: What did life look like to the Haudenosaunee? How did they interact with each other, and the world around them?

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.

  • M+T Third Friday


    Dates and Times: 9/21/2018 10:00 AM - 9/21/2018 5:00 PM
    Free museum admission to The Museum, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Free admission to the Resource Center, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. located at 459 Forest Avenue, where Spirit of the City: Imagining the Pan-American Exposition is on view. 

  • Party on the Portico


    Dates and Times: 9/21/2018 5:30 PM - 9/21/2018 8:30 PM
    Outdoor live music events, with food and drink, plus stunning views, drawings, and FREE mini- tours!

  • Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day


    Dates and Times: 9/22/2018 10:00 AM - 9/22/2018 5:00 PM
    An annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine where participating museums across the country open their doors free of charge to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.

    To receive your free Museum Day ticket, fill out the online form (starting August 15). Your ticket will be e-mailed to you after you submit your information. www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday
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  • Secrets from the Stacks - Grain Elevators!


    Dates and Times: 9/22/2018 10:00 AM - 9/22/2018 12:00 PM
    Secrets of the Stacks is a one-morning pop-up display of pictures, books, manuscripts, or other items from the Library collection that you can actually sit down with and handle.  Free with Museum admission; drop in to the Library any time between 10:00 AM and noon. ...  read more »
  • Homeschool Mondays - Suffrage and Temperance


    Dates and Times: 9/24/2018 1:00 PM - 9/24/2018 3:00 PM
    Suffrage and Temperance: Women’s struggle for the right to Vote, Temperance, and to be recognized as equal citizens.

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.

  • Partnership Program: Grover Cleveland


    Dates and Times: 9/26/2018 6:00 PM - 9/26/2018 8:00 PM
    Partnership Program with the Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center. 

    Grover Cleveland has been the subject of claims about places where he lived or liked to hang out.  Are they true? Are there undiscovered Cleveland sites in Buffalo?  Join Library Director, Cynthia VanNess, as she explores these claims. Members free, museum admission.
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  • Homeschool Thursdays - Haudenosaunee Then and Now


    Dates and Times: 9/27/2018 1:00 PM - 9/27/2018 3:00 PM
    Haudenosaunee Then and Now: How the Haudenosaunee way of life has changed since European contact and assimilation into Western Culture.

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.

  • Hispanic Heritage Day


    Dates and Times: 9/29/2018 10:00 AM - 9/29/2018 3:00 PM

    The Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY (HHCWNY) is proud to partner with The Buffalo History Museum once again to share the rich history of our WNY Hispanic Community. The Hispanic History Project panels will be up for viewing and the Directors of the HHCWNY will be there to discuss the timeline and important community leaders. Arts and crafts that celebrate Latino arts will be on the ready for our youngest museum visitors. And a special appearance by classical Spanish guitari ...  read more »

  • Homeschool Mondays - The Roaring Twenties


    Dates and Times: 10/1/2018 1:00 PM - 10/1/2018 3:00 PM
    The Roaring Twenties - Flappers, the fight against prohibition, and Jazz. Oh, my!

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.


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  • Toddler Story Time


    Dates and Times: 10/2/2018 10:00 AM - 10/2/2018 11:00 AM
    Bring your little one to our monthly program. and spend some quality time at The Museum. We will read a book and do a related activity. Members free; museum admission. ...  read more »
  • Ron McDole - Book Signing


    Dates and Times: 10/2/2018 6:00 PM - 10/2/2018 8:00 PM

    Part one of a two-part series featuring Ron McDole of the 1964 & 1965 AFL champion Buffalo Bills teams. McDole will retells stories of his playing days and will also share stories from his new book The Dancing Bear. Q+A to follow. Members free, museum admission.

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  • Something Wicked


    Dates and Times: 10/3/2018 6:00 PM - 10/3/2018 8:00 PM
    Thayer Brothers Play and Pop-Up Display:
    Based on the true story of the crime, Something Wicked, is a play depicting the murder of John Love and the eventual attempt at a cover up, by the Thayers. The play will be done as a reading, with some of the finest actors in Buffalo, portraying the Thayers, John Love, and other characters that were relevant at the time of the murder. Also on view, artifacts from The Museum’s collection  related to the Thayer Brothers. Members fre ...  read more »
  • Homeschool Thursdays - Daily Lives of the Pioneer


    Dates and Times: 10/4/2018 1:00 PM - 10/4/2018 3:00 PM
    Daily Lives of the Pioneers: Learn about the first Europeans to settle in Buffalo Creek, and the things they carried with them.

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.

  • Red Jacket Dinner


    Dates and Times: 10/4/2018 6:00 PM - 10/4/2018 9:00 PM


  • Lunch with the Bills and Ron McDole


    Dates and Times: 10/5/2018 11:00 AM - 10/5/2018 1:00 PM

    Part two of a two-part series featuring Ron McDole of the 1964 & 1965 AFL champion Buffalo Bills teams. Bring your lunch and join Ron McDole and other former Bills players for an informal lunch and learn. Soft drinks will be available. Members free, museum admission.

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  • Jazz on Second Sundays


    Dates and Times: 10/14/2018 2:30 PM - 10/14/2018 4:00 PM
    With the mission of preserving, celebrating, and advancing the rich jazz heritage of Buffalo, NY, the Buffalo Jazz Collective will showcase many of the areas most esteemed jazz musicians. 

    Check back soon for more information on the featured musicians!

    $5.00 Museum Members only/ $12 General Public.
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  • Homeschool Mondays - Harlem Renaissance


    Dates and Times: 10/15/2018 1:00 PM - 10/15/2018 3:00 PM
    Harlem Renaissance – An explosion of African American art and culture and the changing face of America.

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.

  • Jack the Ripper Suspect and Rochester Resident, Dr. Francis Tumblety.


    Dates and Times: 10/17/2018 6:00 PM - 10/17/2018 8:00 PM
    Local author Michael Hawley will share the recent, groundbreaking discoveries of a key Scotland Yard suspect in the Jack the Ripper/Whitechapel murders case in London diring the autumn of 1888; Rochester resident Dr. Francis Tumblety. Members free, museum admission. ...  read more »
  • Homeschool Thursdays - Surveying the Frontier


    Dates and Times: 10/18/2018 1:00 PM - 10/18/2018 3:00 PM
    Surveying the Frontier: Ellicott’s surveying and planning skills were instrumental in the settling of Buffalo, and leaving us with a rich bank of information to learn from about early WNY. 

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.
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  • M+T Third Friday


    Dates and Times: 10/19/2018 10:00 AM - 10/19/2018 8:00 PM
    Free museum admission to The Museum, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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  • Behind the Scenes - The Buffalo History Museum Collection!


    Dates and Times: 10/19/2018 6:00 PM - 10/19/2018 8:00 PM
    Join Walt Mayer, Director of Collections, on an exclusive behind the scenes tour of our Resource Center, which houses all of our artifacts.   You never know what you may see! 

    Tour begins at 6pm. Free. 

    Reservations strongly encouraged, mmacneill@buffalohistory.org 716-873-9644 x320
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  • Homeschool Thursdays - Pioneer Skills


    Dates and Times: 10/25/2018 1:00 PM - 10/25/2018 3:00 PM
    Pioneer Skills: Do you think you’d have what it takes to survive in Pioneer Buffalo? Come learn about some of the skills utilized by early Buffalonians. 

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.

  • All Hallows Eve


    Dates and Times: 10/27/2018 10:00 AM - 10/27/2018 1:00 PM
    Bring the little ones to The Museum for day-time (warm) Halloween fun! Decorate pumpkins and participate in other spooky activities! Members free; museum admission. ...  
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  • Homeschool Mondays - The Great Depression


    Dates and Times: 10/29/2018 1:00 PM - 10/29/2018 3:00 PM
    The Great Depression – The collapse of the US Economy and the subsequent plight of the American citizen. 

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.
  • Homeschool Thursdays - The Early Years of the Great War


    Dates and Times: 11/1/2018 1:00 PM - 11/1/2018 3:00 PM
    The Early Years of the Great War: The start of the Great War, and the political turmoil in Europe leading up to the conflict.

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.

  • Bunka No Hi


    Dates and Times: 11/4/2018 12:30 PM - 11/4/2018 3:00 PM
    Bunka no Hi is a Japanese national holiday celebrated on November 3rd. It celebrates culture as well as peace and freedom.  The State Court will be abuzz with displays and opportunities to learn more about Tea, Folk Dolls, Origami, Ikebana, and Calligraphy. FREE. ...  
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  • Homeschool Mondays - The New Deal


    Dates and Times: 11/5/2018 1:00 PM - 11/5/2018 3:00 PM
    The New Deal – “Relief, Recovery, and Reform” brought to you by Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.

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  • Toddler Story Time


    Dates and Times: 11/6/2018 10:00 AM - 11/6/2018 11:00 AM
    Bring your little one to our monthly program. and spend some quality time at The Museum. We will read a book and do a related activity. Members free; museum admission. ...  read more »
  • Buffalo Opera Unlimited


    Dates and Times: 11/7/2018 6:00 PM - 11/7/2018 8:00 PM
    Buffalo Opera Unlimited will be screening the 1930 film All Quiet on the Western Front, followed by a Q+A with a WWI historian, a film historian, and an expert on the challenges faced by veterans upon re-entry to civilian life, a major theme of the film. Members free, museum admission. ...  read more »
  • Homeschool Thursdays - The Home Front


    Dates and Times: 11/8/2018 1:00 PM - 11/8/2018 3:00 PM
    The Home Front: What the war looked like from Buffalo, and the changing face of America. 

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.

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  • Jazz on Second Sundays


    Dates and Times: 11/11/2018 2:30 PM - 11/11/2018 4:00 PM
    With the mission of preserving, celebrating, and advancing the rich jazz heritage of Buffalo, NY, the Buffalo Jazz Collective will showcase many of the areas most esteemed jazz musicians. 

    Check back soon for more information on the featured musicians!

    $5.00 Museum Members only/ $12 General Public.
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  • Homeschool Mondays - World War II - Part 1


    Dates and Times: 11/12/2018 1:00 PM - 11/12/2018 3:00 PM
    WWII Part 1 - The start of the Second World War.

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.


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  • Buffalo Opera Unlimited


    Dates and Times: 11/14/2018 6:00 PM - 11/14/2018 8:00 PM
    Buffalo Opera Unlimited will host a preview of Silent Night, followed by a panel discussion featuring BOU's artistic director, costumer and set designer. Members free, museum admission. ...  read more »
  • Homeschool Thursdays - The Front Lines


    Dates and Times: 11/15/2018 1:00 PM - 11/15/2018 3:00 PM
    The Front Lines: What the War looked like from the trenches, and the hardships faces by the soldiers stationed there. 

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.

  • M+T Third Friday


    Dates and Times: 11/16/2018 10:00 AM - 11/16/2018 5:00 PM
  • Train Day!


    Dates and Times: 11/23/2018 1:00 PM - 11/23/2018 4:00 PM
    All aboard!!! The most popular holiday family event of the year.  See our model trains, participate in an artifact scavenger hunts, create a train-themed craft!  Live music by Rail Barons Band is also featured. Members free, museum admission. ...  read more »
  • Local Author Book Signing


    Dates and Times: 11/24/2018 12:00 PM - 11/24/2018 2:00 PM
    An annual favorite! Meet and greet local authors. Great gift ideas for holiday shopping. More than 65 local authors will be on hand to meet and greet readers and sign purchased books. The wide range of publications - including cookbooks, neighborhood, regional and military history, novels and coffee table books - makes this a perfect opportunity to shop for a variety of tastes. Museum admission is free during this event. ...  read more »
  • Homeschool Mondays - World War II - Part 2


    Dates and Times: 11/26/2018 1:00 PM - 11/26/2018 3:00 PM
    WWII Part 2 - The end of the war, and the state of the world.

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.

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  • Son of the Canal District - Henry L.A. Jekel, Architect


    Dates and Times: 11/28/2018 6:00 PM - 11/28/2018 8:00 PM
    Dr. Vincent Moses, co-author of the new book, Henry L. A. Jekel: Architect of Eastern Skyscrapers and the California Style, 1895-1960, will give a presentation launching his new book and the career and life of Jekel, one of Buffalo's little-known architects, who designed eastern steel-frame skyscrapers and played a significant role in the raise of the Spanish Colonial Revival style. Members free, Museum admission. ...  read more »
  • Homeschool Thursdays - The Aftermath of the First World War


    Dates and Times: 11/29/2018 1:00 PM - 11/29/2018 3:00 PM
    The Aftermath of the First World War: The end of the war, the aftermath of a war torn generation, and what the soldiers faced coming home

    Each day includes a brief lesson, worksheets, artifacts from the Museum's collection, and related activities. Every class includes reading, writing, and hands-on interaction. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, but are also allowed to remain in the classroom.

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  • Jazz on Second Sundays


    Dates and Times: 12/9/2018 2:30 PM - 12/9/2018 4:00 AM
    With the mission of preserving, celebrating, and advancing the rich jazz heritage of Buffalo, NY, the Buffalo Jazz Collective will showcase many of the areas most esteemed jazz musicians. 

    Check back soon for more information on the featured musicians!

    $5.00 Museum Members only/ $12 General Public.
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  • M+T Third Friday


    Dates and Times: 12/21/2018 10:00 AM - 12/21/2018 5:00 AM
    Free museum admission to The Museum, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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