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  • Homeschool - Week 7 - The Aftermath of the Civil War


    Dates and Times: 4/26/2018 1:00 PM - 4/26/2018 3:00 PM
    Learn about how the Civil War changed the face of America. 

    This semester we will work week by week to develop and understanding of early Buffalo history. There is also a series pass option. 

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  • Homeschool - Week 8 - The Gilded Age of Buffalo


    Dates and Times: 4/30/2018 1:00 PM - 4/30/2018 3:00 PM
    This week we will learn about Buffalo's explosion of new people and industry following the Civil War. 

    This semester we will work week by week to develop and understanding of early Buffalo history. There is also a series pass option. 

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  • Toddler Story Time


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

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  • Brews and Booze: A Blossoming Industry in Buffalo


    Dates and Times: 5/2/2018 5:00 PM - 5/2/2018 8:00 PM
    Tasting and Panel Discussion. Sample local seasonal drinks and learn about the developing brewing and distilling industry that is growing locally. Featuring Beer, Sake and Gin. Museum Members $15, General Public $20.

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  • Homeschool - Week 8 - The Gilded Age of Buffalo


    Dates and Times: 5/3/2018 1:00 PM - 5/3/2018 3:00 PM
    This week we will learn about Buffalo's explosion of new people and industry following the Civil War. 

    This semester we will work week by week to develop and understanding of early Buffalo history. There is also a series pass option. 

  • Cherry Blossom Festival - Music Day


    Dates and Times: 5/5/2018 11:00 AM - 5/5/2018 3:00 PM
    The 5th annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival and Music is Art bring Japan Rock musicians ‘The Molice,’ Taiko drummers, haiku, dance, Dj’s and spoken word performers. And of course, pink boat rides. Free.

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  • Cherry Blossom Festival - Family Day


    Dates and Times: 5/6/2018 12:00 PM - 5/6/2018 3:00 PM
    Try your hand at Origami, watch a puppet show, visit an instrument zoo and participate in a Pink parade. Free. ...  read more »
  • Pan-Am Walking Tour


    Dates and Times: 5/6/2018 1:00 PM - 5/6/2018 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 required. A map with historic photos is included.

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  • Homeschool - Week 9 - The Industrial Revolution


    Dates and Times: 5/7/2018 1:00 PM - 5/7/2018 3:00 PM
    This class will focus on the Industrial Revolution in Buffalo, and the technological expansion of America. 

    This semester we will work week by week to develop and understanding of early Buffalo history. There is also a series pass option. 
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  • Their Great Adventure: WNY Aviators in WWI, Lecture with Susan Eck


    Dates and Times: 5/9/2018 6:00 PM - 5/9/2018 8:00 PM
    In a class by themselves, early WNY volunteers for aviation served primarily with the French in the Lafayette Escadrille. Learn how Buffalo’s Aero Club and the Curtiss Aeroplane
    Company helped move WNY into the forefront of aviation. Members free, museum admission.

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  • Homeschool - Week 9 - The Industrial Revolution


    Dates and Times: 5/10/2018 1:00 PM - 5/10/2018 3:00 PM
    This class will focus on the Industrial Revolution in Buffalo, and the technological expansion of America. 

    This semester we will work week by week to develop and understanding of early Buffalo history. There is also a series pass option. 

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  • Homeschool - Week 10 - The Pan-American Exposition


    Dates and Times: 5/14/2018 1:00 PM - 5/14/2018 3:00 PM
    Buffalo at the turn of the century, why was Buffalo chosen to be the host of the Exhibition? 

    This semester we will work week by week to develop and understanding of early Buffalo history. 

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  • Annual Meeting of Membership


    Dates and Times: 5/16/2018 5:00 PM - 5/16/2018 7:00 PM
    5:00 pm Remarks

    Membership Appreciation Reception to follow.

    RSVP to Robin Foley at rfoley@buffalohistory.org or call 716-873-9644 ext. 302.
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  • Homeschool - Week 10 - The Pan-American Exposition


    Dates and Times: 5/17/2018 1:00 PM - 5/17/2018 3:00 PM
    Buffalo at the turn of the century, why was Buffalo chosen to be the host of the Exhibition? 

    This semester we will work week by week to develop and understanding of early Buffalo history. 

    **This program will be at our Resource Center on 459 Forest Ave.** ...  read more »
  • 19th Annual Paint the Town


    Dates and Times: 5/17/2018 5:30 PM - 5/17/2018 8:30 PM
    Each year local artists with strong ties to the Buffalo region participate in our long-standing celebration of art, history, and community. 

    As our Annual Fundraiser, Paint The Town will feature both live and silent auctions, including a wide range of artworks.

    Tickets: $50 Members / $70 General / $150 VIP

    NEW THIS YEAR: VIP level ticketing, includes champagne reception and recognition in Paint The Town program. ...  read more »
  • M+T Third Friday + Pan-Am Weekend!


    Dates and Times: 5/18/2018 10:00 AM - 5/18/2018 8:00 PM

    Free museum admission to the Museum, 10 am - 5 pm.

    Free admission to the Resource Center, 10 am - 8 pm. Located at 459 Forest Avenue, where Spirit of the City: Imagining the Pan-American Exposition is on view. 

    1-3 pm - Free - Docent Led Tours of both Buildings.

    3-4:30 pm - Free - Kids Activities in the Museum.

    Three Days. Two Buildings. Free Admission! Celebrate the 117 ...  read more »

  • Pan-Am Weekend! + Secrets from the Stacks


    Dates and Times: 5/19/2018 10:00 AM - 5/19/2018 5:00 PM
    Three Days. Two Buildings. Free Admission! Celebrate the 117th anniversary of ‘The Pan’ with three full days of activities. A double decker shuttle will provide free rides between our two buildings. 

    10am - 12pm
    Secrets from the Stacks - The Pan-American Exposition
    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. &n ...  read more »
  • Pan-Am Weekend!


    Dates and Times: 5/20/2018 12:00 PM - 5/20/2018 5:00 PM
    Three Days. Two Buildings. Free Admission! Celebrate the 117th anniversary of ‘The Pan’ with three full days of activities. A double decker shuttle will provide free rides between our two buildings.  ...  read more »
  • Homeschool - Week 11 - Field trip to the TR Site


    Dates and Times: 5/21/2018 1:00 PM - 5/21/2018 3:00 PM

    A look at our nation after the Pan-American Exposition with some help from our friends at the TR Site.

    This semester we will work week by week to develop and understanding of early Buffalo history. There is also a series pass option. 

  • Homeschool - Week 11 - Field trip to the TR Site


    Dates and Times: 5/24/2018 1:00 PM - 5/24/2018 3:00 PM

    A look at our nation after the Pan-American Exposition with some help from our friends at the TR Site.

    This semester we will work week by week to develop and understanding of early Buffalo history. There is also a series pass option. 

  • Pan-American Trolley Tour with Forest Lawn


    Dates and Times: 5/26/2018 10:00 AM - 5/26/2018 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.
  • M+T Third Friday


    Dates and Times: 6/15/2018 10:00 AM - 6/15/2018 5:00 PM
    Free museum admission to the Museum, 10 am - 5 pm.
  • Party on the Portico


    Dates and Times: 6/15/2018 5:30 PM - 6/15/2018 8:30 PM
    Outdoor live music events, with food and drink, plus stunning views, drawings, and FREE mini- tours!

    At each Party on the Portico, guests enjoy upbeat live music, free appetizers, cas ...  read more »

  • M+T Third Friday


    Dates and Times: 7/20/2018 10:00 AM - 7/20/2018 5:00 PM
    Free museum admission to the Museum, 10 am - 5 pm.
  • Party on the Portico


    Dates and Times: 7/20/2018 5:30 PM - 7/20/2018 8:30 PM
    Outdoor live music events, with food and drink, plus stunning views, drawings, and FREE mini- tours!

    At each Party on the Portico, guests enjoy upbeat live music, free appetizers, cash bar ...  read more »

  • 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!

    At each Party on the Portico, guests enjoy upbeat live music, free appetizers, cash bar ...  read more »

  • 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 am - 5 pm.
  • 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!

    At each Party on the Portico, guests enjoy upbeat live music, free appetizers, cash bar ...  read more »

  • 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 am - 5 pm.
  • M+T Third Friday


    Dates and Times: 11/16/2018 10:00 AM - 11/16/2018 5:00 PM
    Free museum admission to the Museum, 10 am - 5 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 »
  • 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 am - 5 pm.