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  • Hands-On History


    Dates and Times: 8/20/2019 1:00 PM - 8/20/2019 3:00 PM
    This new program invites guests to experience Buffalo’s history in a new way, offering specific tours in the Museum’s spaces and a related activity!


    Members free; museum admission.

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  • Pan-Am Trolley Tour with Forest Lawn


    Dates and Times: 8/24/2019 10:00 AM - 8/24/2019 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. 

    Meet and park for free at the Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center at 1990 Main Street Buffalo, NY.

    Members $60; general $65. ...  read more »
  • Hands-On History


    Dates and Times: 8/27/2019 1:00 PM - 8/27/2019 3:00 PM
    This new program invites guests to experience Buffalo’s history in a new way, offering specific tours in the Museum’s spaces and a related activity!


    Members free; museum admission.
    ...  read more »
  • Pan-Am Walking Tour


    Dates and Times: 9/1/2019 1:00 PM - 9/1/2019 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. A map with historic photos is included.

    Pre-registration required. To register call 716-873-9644 ext 301.
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  • Toddler Story Time


    Dates and Times: 9/3/2019 10:00 AM - 9/3/2019 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 »
  • Fridays on Forest - Joint tour with Richardson Olmsted Campus


    Dates and Times: 9/13/2019 5:30 PM - 9/13/2019 7:30 PM
    Spend your Friday on Forest Avenue for a joint-tour experience at our Resource Center (459 Forest Avenue) and the Richardson Olmsted Campus! Tickets are available online from the Richardson Olmsted Campus and include guided tours of both buildings. $30, pre-registration required at www.richardson-olmsted.com. ...  read more »
  • M&T Third Friday


    Dates and Times: 9/20/2019 10:00 AM - 9/20/2019 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. 

    10 - 11:30 a.m. - Kids Activities at The Museum

    11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Artifact Discovery

    1 - 3 p.m. - Docent Tours of both Buildings

    3 - 4:30 p.m. -  Kids Act ...  read more »
  • Pan-Am Trolley Tour with Forest Lawn


    Dates and Times: 9/21/2019 10:00 AM - 9/21/2019 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. 

    Meet and park for free at the Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center at 1990 Main Street Buffalo, NY.

    Members $60; general $65. ...  read more »
  • Secrets from the Stacks: Music


    Dates and Times: 9/21/2019 10:00 AM - 9/21/2019 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. Members free; museum admission. Free with Museum Day ticket. ...  read more »
  • Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day


    Dates and Times: 9/21/2019 10:00 AM - 9/21/2019 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.  ...  read more »
  • Toddler Story Time


    Dates and Times: 10/1/2019 10:00 AM - 10/1/2019 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 »
  • Behind the Scenes Tour


    Dates and Times: 10/2/2019 6:00 PM - 10/2/2019 8:00 PM
    Join Walt Mayer, Director of Collections, for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of our Resource Center, which houses all of our artifacts. Reservations required. Members free; museum admission. Register online or contact Megan MacNeill, Program & Engagement Manager, at 716-873-9644 ext. 320 or mmacneill@buffalohistory.org. ...  read more »
  • The Red Jacket Awards Dinner


    Dates and Times: 10/3/2019 6:00 PM - 10/3/2019 9:00 PM
    Since 1957, The Red Jacket Awards Dinner celebrates the people and organizations who make our region an extraordinary place to live.

    This year, we honor the achievements of:
    Ruth Bryant, Red Jacket Award Recipient 
    Catherine Schweitzer, Red Jacket Award Recipient
    William F. Koch, Owen B. Augspurger Award Recipient 
    West Seneca Historical Society, Daniel B. Niederlander Award Recipient

    Tickets ...  read more »
  • Erie Canal Medicine and Music


    Dates and Times: 10/9/2019 6:00 PM - 10/9/2019 7:30 PM
    This celebration of 200 years on the Erie Canal covers medical practices of the day and treatment of both injury and illness. The stories and songs of the canallers will share the scope and struggles of the time. Members free; museum admission. ...  read more »
  • Curator's Talk: Suffrage


    Dates and Times: 10/16/2019 6:00 PM - 10/16/2019 8:00 PM
    Buffalo historian Susan Eck hosts a program on women’s suffrage and the story of suffragette Ada Kendall. Members free; museum admission. ...  read more »
  • M&T Third Friday


    Dates and Times: 10/18/2019 10:00 AM - 10/18/2019 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. 

    10 - 11:30 a.m. - Kids Activities at The Museum

    11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Artifact Discovery

    1 - 3 p.m. - Docent Tours of both Buildings

    3 - 4:30 p.m. -  Kids Act ...  read more »
  • Exhibit Opening: Superfan!


    Dates and Times: 10/18/2019 5:00 PM - 10/18/2019 8:00 PM
    Renowned Buffalo artist A.J. Fries opens exhibit of 12 paintings inspired by items from the Museum’s Greg D. Tranter Collection of Buffalo Bills memorabilia. Free. ...  read more »
  • A Conversation with Bob McCarthy


    Dates and Times: 10/23/2019 6:00 PM - 10/23/2019 7:30 PM
    In partnership with Western New York Mensa, join Bob McCarthy, political reporter for The Buffalo News, and Budd Bailey of WNY Mensa as they discuss November's elections, the upcoming Presidential campaign, Bob's life and career, and the changing nature of journalism. Members free; museum admission. ...  read more »
  • Evening with an ICON: Mary Wilson


    Dates and Times: 10/28/2019 5:30 PM - 10/28/2019 8:00 PM
    Join Mary Wilson for an intimate discussion about her life, career, and more. Members $10; general admission $25; patron $50.

    Purchase your tickets here.
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  • Ararat Stone Lecture with Chana Kotzin


    Dates and Times: 10/30/2019 6:00 PM - 10/30/2019 7:30 PM
    In 1825 Mordecai Noah attempted to lay the foundation for a Jewish settlement on Grand Island. The Ararat Stone, part of the Museum’s collection, marks this historic moment. Learn more about this fascinating story with historian Chana Kotzin.
    Members free; museum admission.

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  • Bunka No Hi


    Dates and Times: 11/3/2019 12:30 PM - 11/3/2019 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. ...  read more »
  • Toddler Story Time


    Dates and Times: 11/5/2019 10:00 AM - 11/5/2019 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 »
  • Low Bridge, Everybody Down: Buffalo’s Story in Song


    Dates and Times: 11/6/2019 6:00 PM - 11/6/2019 8:00 PM
    Folk singer and writer Tyler Bagwell performs contemporary songs pulled from
    newspapers, notebooks, broadsheets, and aural tradition that touch upon the flash points of Buffalo’s first century: The War of 1812, the Fenian Invasion, the Buffalo Slave Case, and the Assassination of William McKinley. Members free; museum admission. 

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  • Irish Famine Lecture featuring Pat McDevitt


    Dates and Times: 11/13/2019 6:00 PM - 11/13/2019 8:00 PM
    Pat McDevitt, Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University at Buffalo, hosts a lecture regarding the Irish Famine. Members free; museum admission. ...  read more »
  • M&T Third Friday


    Dates and Times: 11/15/2019 10:00 AM - 11/15/2019 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. 

    10 - 11:30 a.m. - Kids Activities at The Museum

    11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Artifact Discovery

    1 - 3 p.m. - Docent Tours of both Buildings

    3 - 4:30 p.m. -  Kids Act ...  read more »
  • Giants of Buffalo Film: Tom Fontana


    Dates and Times: 11/15/2019 6:00 PM - 11/15/2019 9:00 PM
    Giants of Buffalo is a program dedicated to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in their life’s vocation. Giants of Buffalo Film will feature Tom Fontana. Fontana is a Buffalo-born writer and producer, who, among many other accomplishments, is known for the creation of HBO's Oz and NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street. Members $10; general admission $25; patron $50.

    Purchase your tickets
  • Secrets from the Stacks: Trains


    Dates and Times: 11/29/2019 10:00 AM - 11/29/2019 12:00 PM
    Secrets of the Stacks is a one-morning pop-up display in the Research Library of pictures, books, manuscripts, or other items from the Library collection that you can actually sit down with and handle. Members free; museum admission.  ...  
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  • Train Day!


    Dates and Times: 11/29/2019 12:00 PM - 11/29/2019 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: 11/30/2019 11:00 AM - 11/30/2019 2:00 PM
    Local authors will be on hand to meet and greet readers and sign purchased books. Free. ...  read more »
  • M&T Third Friday


    Dates and Times: 12/20/2019 10:00 AM - 12/20/2019 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. 

    10 - 11:30 a.m. - Kids Activities at The Museum

    11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Artifact Discovery

    1 - 3 p.m. - Docent Tours of both Buildings

    3 - 4:30 p.m. -  Kids Act ...  read more »