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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 celebrating 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: Star People Plays Miles Davis in 1968


    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. 

    This concert is part of a special series, Reflections of 1968, curated by composer and percussionist, John Bacon. Through this series, artists reflect on the social, political, historical, artistic, and musical aspects of one of the most tumultuous years in American History. For th ...  read more »
  • 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
  • Evening with an ICON: Thurman and Patti Thomas


    Dates and Times: 11/16/2018 1:30 PM - 11/16/2018 8:30 PM
    5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program

    Join Thurman and Patti for an intimate discussion of football, their life, and their love of Buffalo. 

    Members $10, non-members $25, patron $50. Register here or call 716-873-9644 x320.

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  • 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 on 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: Buffalo Jazz Collective Holiday Celebration


    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. 

    We close out the fall season with a return of the Buffalo Jazz Collective Sextet. Expect to hear returning favorites and new arrangements of holiday classics including “The Christmas Song” sung by Bobby Militello!


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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.
    Free admission to t ...  read more »