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  • Homeschool Mondays - Harappa and Mohenjo-daro


    Dates and Times: 10/21/2019 1:00 PM - 10/21/2019 3:00 PM
    Join the Museum's homeschool program series. Open for students who are eager to listen and learn!

    Registration for the entire fall course is closed, but you can register for individual Monday Classes here.
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  • 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 »
  • Homeschool Thursdays - Forgotten Presidents


    Dates and Times: 10/24/2019 1:00 PM - 10/24/2019 3:00 PM
    Join the Museum's homeschool program series. Open for students who are eager to listen and learn!

    Register for individual Thursday Classes here or the entire fall course here
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  • Thurman Thomas Autograph Signing


    Dates and Times: 10/26/2019 1:00 PM - 10/26/2019 3:00 PM
    Buffalo Bills alumni and Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee Thurman Thomas will be at the Museum for autograph signing. Members $10 per person; general admission $20 per person. Admission includes a free pre-printed photo of Thurman Thomas for autographing. $40 per autograph on a 3D object, limit of two 3D objects to be signed per person. 

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  • Homeschool Mondays - Ancient Egypt and their Gods


    Dates and Times: 10/28/2019 1:00 PM - 10/28/2019 3:00 PM
    Join the Museum's homeschool program series. Open for students who are eager to listen and learn!

    Registration for the entire fall course is closed, but you can register for individual Monday Classes here.
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  • 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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  • Homeschool Thursdays - Abolitionists, Slavery, and the South


    Dates and Times: 10/31/2019 1:00 PM - 10/31/2019 3:00 PM
    Join the Museum's homeschool program series. Open for students who are eager to listen and learn!

    Register for individual Thursday Classes here or the entire fall course here
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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 »
  • Homeschool Mondays - The Rise of Greece and Alexander the Great


    Dates and Times: 11/4/2019 1:00 PM - 11/4/2019 3:00 PM
    Join the Museum's homeschool program series. Open for students who are eager to listen and learn!

    Registration for the entire fall course is closed, but you can register for individual Monday Classes here.
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  • 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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  • Homeschool Thursdays - The Election of Lincoln and the beginning of the Civil War


    Dates and Times: 11/7/2019 1:00 PM - 11/7/2019 3:00 PM
    Join the Museum's homeschool program series. Open for students who are eager to listen and learn!

    Register for individual Thursday Classes here or the entire fall course here
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  • Jazz on Second Sundays: Kirk MacDonald Septet


    Dates and Times: 11/10/2019 2:30 PM - 11/10/2019 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. 
    Kirk MacDonald leads a concert in his compositions and arrangements for Septet from his Juno-award nominated album, New Beginnings. Musicians for this performance include MacDonald, John Bacon, Jim Colemon, Mark Filsinger, John Hasselback, Lisa Hasselback, and Bobby Militello.&n ...  read more »
  • Homeschool Mondays - Gods of Greece and the Fall of Greece


    Dates and Times: 11/11/2019 1:00 PM - 11/11/2019 3:00 PM
    Join the Museum's homeschool program series. Open for students who are eager to listen and learn!

    Registration for the entire fall course is closed, but you can register for individual Monday Classes here.
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  • What Can the Great Irish Famine Teach Us About the World Today? with P.F. McDevitt


    Dates and Times: 11/13/2019 6:00 PM - 11/13/2019 8:00 PM
    The loss of the potato crop in Ireland beginning in 1845 set in motion a chain of events that significantly altered the history of multiple countries. The problem of the crop failure was exacerbated by the colonial relationship between the Irish and the British. The religious, cultural, political, and economic currents that combined to create a substantial debate within Britain as to how best to address the death and dislocation caused by the potato blight are not dissimilar to those animating o ...  read more »
  • Homeschool Thursdays - Major Battles of the Civil War


    Dates and Times: 11/14/2019 1:00 PM - 11/14/2019 3:00 PM
    Join the Museum's homeschool program series. Open for students who are eager to listen and learn!

    Register for individual Thursday Classes here or the entire fall course here
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  • 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.

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  • Homeschool Mondays - Rise of Rome


    Dates and Times: 11/18/2019 1:00 PM - 11/18/2019 3:00 PM
    Join the Museum's homeschool program series. Open for students who are eager to listen and learn!

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  • Homeschool Thursdays - The End of the Civil War and its Aftermath


    Dates and Times: 11/21/2019 1:00 PM - 11/21/2019 3:00 PM
    Join the Museum's homeschool program series. Open for students who are eager to listen and learn!

    Register for individual Thursday Classes here or the entire fall course here
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  • 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.  ...  read more »
  • 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.

    Applications due by October 1st for interested authors. Find the application here
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  • Museum Shop Sunday


    Dates and Times: 12/1/2019 10:00 AM - 12/1/2019 5:00 AM
    Celebrate Museum Shop Sunday at the Museum!

    Details forthcoming. 
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  • Homeschool Mondays - Punic Wars


    Dates and Times: 12/2/2019 1:00 PM - 12/2/2019 3:00 PM
    Join the Museum's homeschool program series. Open for students who are eager to listen and learn!

    Registration for the entire fall course is closed, but you can register for individual Monday Classes here.
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  • Jazz on Second Sundays: Buffalo Jazz Collective Septet Holiday Celebration


    Dates and Times: 12/8/2019 2:30 PM - 12/8/2019 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 third annual holiday celebration features jazz versions of holiday favorites arranged by septet members. Highlights for the co ...  read more »

  • Homeschool Mondays - The End of Rome


    Dates and Times: 12/9/2019 1:00 PM - 12/9/2019 3:00 PM
    Join the Museum's homeschool program series. Open for students who are eager to listen and learn!

    Register for individual Monday Classes here or the entire fall course here
    ...  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 »