For Teachers

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Perry's Visit to the Navy Yard at Scajaquada, overhead mural painted by Angelo Charles Scibetta. 1930's Works Project Administration (WPA) project. The artist is depicting the Seneca orator Red Jacket addressing Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and his officers during the War of 1812. Oil on canvas, 6'5"x21', 1940, WPA/FAP.

The Buffalo History Museum Education Department seeks to be a resource of Western New York history for all teachers.

Specialty Tours:

The best tours are when the museum can meet the needs of the visiting students! We welcome the opportunity to develop personalized tours for your classroom. Please contact our Education Assistant for more information.  Please allow 2-3 weeks to plan. Here is more about tours.

History Kits:
The Buffalo History Museum has developed interactive, hands-on history kits to engage students in WNY History. Included in kits are artifacts and activities, all developed to align with the NYSED (New York State Education Department) social studies standards, and the CCLS (Common Core Learning Standards).

Cost of History Kit Rental:
History kits can be rented for one week (M-F) and used by multiple teachers in the same week.

Please contact our Education Assistant for bookings: 716-873-9644 x 304 or 
$50 – General Public
$30 – TBHM members
Available History Kits:
Native Americans
World War 1 Propaganda Posters  

The Buffalo History Museum is a proud partner of the Museum Education Consortium of Buffalo. The mission of the Museum Education Consortium of Buffalo is to provide inspirational and challenging educational opportunities in art, architecture, history and the natural and physical sciences for the residents of and visitors to Western New York.  Please visit their site to learn about education departments at other local cultural institutions.