The Buffalo History Museum hosts educational events throughout the year. All are encouraged to attend our lectures and programs, or schedule a tour with one of our trained docents. The Education Department is committed to creating engaging and innovative programs that celebrate the rich history of Western NY.

Programs are listed on our event calendar.

Docent Training Classes
The Buffalo History Museum is home to a group of volunteer docents who provide expert tours for the public. These individuals are the heart of learning at the Museum. 

Docent Training & Education Volunteer Application [PDF]

Training Subjects:
Neighbors, Pioneer Exhibits
The John R. Oishei Native American Gallery
Architecture and history of building
Pan American Exposition (this class is held at the Resource Center )
Inside Tim Russert's Office 

• In order to register for training, please contact
Mark Sledziewski , Education & Community Engagement Assistant, at, 873-9644, ext. 304
• Applicants must fill out volunteer application and submit resume/CV with references.
• Participants are required to complete all training classes, pass exhibit tests, and lead practice tours.

Bringing WNY History to You!
The Museum is happy to bring our information and history to you! Our docents will visit your elder home or facility with an engaging history presentation. For information on outreach programs for your institution or to schedule an outreach visit, please contact or call 716.873.9644, ext. 304.