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  • Pan-American Trolley Tour


    Dates and Times: 5/27/2017 10:00 AM - 5/27/2017 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. At noon, the trolley will stop at the Pan American Brewery in the newly renovated Hotel Lafayette in downtown Buffalo for lunch (included), where you will enjoy a mini tour of the restoration of this classic landmark, designed by Buffalo architect Louise Bethune. Then, it is back on the trolley to head ...  read more »
  • Pan-Am Walking Tour


    Dates and Times: 6/4/2017 1:00 PM - 6/4/2017 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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  • John J. Albright and the Making of Twentieth Century Buffalo


    Dates and Times: 6/4/2017 1:00 PM - 6/4/2017 2:30 PM
    Discussion and presentation by Melissa Brown and Mark Goldman.

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  • Toddler Story Time


    Dates and Times: 6/6/2017 10:00 AM - 6/6/2017 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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  • Food Truck Rodeo


    Dates and Times: 6/7/2017 5:00 PM - 6/7/2017 8:00 PM
    The first Wednesday  in June, July, August, and September. Giddy up!

    Interactive family activities, Dj music, and up to 15 trucks of delectable suppertime offerings. Come hungry! 

    Free Museum admission for all. (5- 8 pm)

    Check out the exhibits and charming gift shop. Bike, run, or stroll, on down. Lots of cozy spots to picnic with family and friends on our portico or surrounding garden space. Rodeo may be called off due to incle ...  read more »
  • Secrets from the Stacks


    Dates and Times: 6/10/2017 10:00 AM - 6/10/2017 12:00 PM
    Celebrate the opening weekend of the New York State Arts and Crafts Alliance. Secrets of the Stacks is a one-morning pop-up display of thematic pictures, books, manuscripts, or other items from the Library collection that you can actually sit down with and handle.  Free with Museum admission.
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  • Historic Games on the Waterfront


    Dates and Times: 6/12/2017 12:00 PM - 6/12/2017 4:00 PM
    We're at Canalside!
    Join us on the Great Lawn to learn about historic games What would waterfront workers done for enjoyable pastimes? 

    https://www.canalsidebuffalo.com/things-to-do/ ...  read more »
  • M&T Third Friday


    Dates and Times: 6/16/2017 10:00 AM - 6/16/2017 5:00 PM
    1-3 pm - Free - Docent led tours of both buildings
    3-4:30 pm - Free - Kids Activities

    Party on the Portico featuring "Vitamin D," 5:30-8:30 pm
    The happiest Happy Hour in Buffalo. Enjoy a cash bar, light snacks, live music, and free museum mini-tours. 
    Members $5, General Public $10.

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  • Party on the Portico


    Dates and Times: 6/16/2017 5:30 PM - 6/16/2017 8:30 PM
    Come! Enjoy the wonderful Buffalo summers as we groove into the ever popular 12th Annual Party on the Portico happy hour series. Each seasonal M&T Third Friday features live party music, history related activities, “happy hour” camaraderie, and spectacular views of Mirror Lake, Delaware Park and the Japanese Garden—all from the portico and steps of the iconic museum.

    Dates and Bands 

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  • LGBT Library Donation Day


    Dates and Times: 6/17/2017 10:00 AM - 6/17/2017 12:00 PM
    Do you have memorabilia about LGBT life in Buffalo & Western New York that you would like to donate? If so, please bring letters, diaries, photos, clippings, wedding pictures, flyers, videotapes, etc, to the Research Library where they will be reviewed for possible acquisition.

    The Research Library is collecting wedding memorabilia from legally-wed same-sex couples with a Western NY connection.  Our interest is specifically in wedding vows, photos, videos, announcemen ...  read more »
  • Path Through History


    Dates and Times: 6/17/2017 10:00 AM - 6/17/2017 5:00 PM
    A statewide road-map that ties historically and culturally significant sites, locations and events throughout the Empire State. 
    WWI exhibit tour 1pm. |
    Free museum admission.
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  • Path Through History


    Dates and Times: 6/18/2017 12:00 PM - 6/18/2017 5:00 PM
    A statewide road-map that ties historically and culturally significant sites, locations and events throughout the Empire State. 
    WWI exhibit tour at 1pm.
    Free museum admission.
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  • Historic Games on the Waterfront


    Dates and Times: 6/19/2017 12:00 PM - 6/19/2017 4:00 PM
    We're at Canalside!
    Join us on the Great Lawn to learn about historic games What would waterfront workers done for enjoyable pastimes?
    Monday until Aug 28

    https://www.canalsidebuffalo.com/things-to-do/ ...  read more »
  • Lecture: The Erie Canal Debate,


    Dates and Times: 6/21/2017 6:00 PM - 6/21/2017 8:00 PM
    The Erie Canal debate will feature North District Councilman Joe Golombek as Peter Porter; Fillmore District Councilman David Franczyk as Samuel Wilkeson; Comptroller Mark Schroeder as DeWitt Clinton. The debate concerns whether the Village of Black Rock or the Village of Buffalo would be selected as the western terminus of the Erie Canal in 1816. Members free, museum admission.

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  • Pan-American Trolley Tour


    Dates and Times: 6/24/2017 10:00 AM - 6/24/2017 3:00 PM
    The tour begins at Forest Lawn, where you will visit the final resting places of many of the movers and shakers who made the Pan-American Exposition happen. The trolley stops at the Pan-American Brewery in the Hotel Lafayette for lunch (included). Then head over to TBHM Resource Center to tour “Spirit of the City,” an exhibit of the 1901 Pan-Am Expo. Concluding a tour of the Pan-Am grounds. Members $60; General $69.
    To reserve please visit www.forest-lawn.com or call 716-332-2233. ...  read more »
  • Historic Games on the Waterfront


    Dates and Times: 6/26/2017 12:00 PM - 6/26/2017 4:00 PM
    We're at Canalside!
    Join us on the Great Lawn to learn about historic games What would waterfront workers done for enjoyable pastimes?
    Mondays until Aug 28
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  • Slow Roll Buffalo


    Dates and Times: 6/26/2017 5:30 PM - 6/26/2017 9:00 PM
    The Museum is hosting Slow Roll, a group bicycle ride that meets every Monday night, throughout the summer in Buffalo. Visit www.slowrollbuffalo.org for information and free registration.
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  • Pan-Am Walking Tour


    Dates and Times: 7/2/2017 1:00 PM - 7/2/2017 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.

    In the event of rain, a free history tour of the Pan Am Building (the Museum) will be offered. Guests may also register for the next tour offered.   

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  • Food Truck Rodeo


    Dates and Times: 7/5/2017 5:00 PM - 7/5/2017 8:00 PM
    The first Wed in July August and September

    Interactive family activities, Dj music, and up to 15 trucks of delectable suppertime offerings. Come hungry! 

    Free Museum admission for all. 

    Check out the exhibits and charming gift shop. Bike, run, or stroll, on down. Lots of cozy spots to picnic with family and friends on our portico or surrounding garden space. Rodeo may be called off due to inclement weather.
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  • M&T Third Friday


    Dates and Times: 7/21/2017 10:00 AM - 7/21/2017 5:00 PM
    Explore history at two locations, free admission! 

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  • Party on the Portico


    Dates and Times: 7/21/2017 5:30 PM - 7/21/2017 8:30 PM
    Come! Enjoy the wonderful Buffalo summers as we continue to groove into the ever popular 12th Annual Party on the Portico happy hour series. Each seasonal M&T Third Friday features live party music, history related activities, “happy hour” camaraderie, and spectacular views of Mirror Lake, Delaware Park and the Japanese Garden—all from the portico and steps of the iconic museum.

    Dates and Bands 

  • Pan-American Trolley Tour


    Dates and Times: 7/22/2017 10:00 AM - 7/22/2017 3:00 PM
    The tour begins at Forest Lawn, where you will visit the final resting places of many of the movers and shakers who made the Pan-American Exposition happen. The trolley stops at the Pan-American Brewery in the Hotel Lafayette for lunch (included). Then head over to TBHM Resource Center to tour “Spirit of the City,” an exhibit of the 1901 Pan-Am Expo. Concluding a tour of the Pan-Am grounds. Members $60; General $69. To reserve please visit www.forest-lawn.com or call 716-332-2233
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  • Antique and Classic Car Show


    Dates and Times: 7/30/2017 12:00 PM - 7/30/2017 3:00 PM
    Registration Form for car entry is forthcoming.
    Gorgeous dream cars, 50/50 drawing, live music, food trucks and prizes. Museum admission and tours - free! Guest celebrity emcee, 
    Show cars will be judged by the Antique Automobile Club of America. Over 40 awards given to the winners. 
    Featuring Buffalo-made Playboy and Pierce Arrow automobiles
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  • Antique and Classic Car Show


    Dates and Times: 7/30/2017 12:00 PM - 7/30/2017 3:00 PM
    Registration Form for car entry is forthcoming.
    Gorgeous dream cars, 50/50 drawing, live music, food trucks and prizes. Museum admission and tours - free!
    Guest celebrity emcee, 
    Show cars will be judged by the Antique Automobile Club of America. Over 40 awards given to the winners. 
    Featuring Buffalo-made Playboy and Pierce Arrow automobiles

    ...  read more »
  • Toddler Story Time


    Dates and Times: 8/1/2017 10:00 AM - 8/1/2017 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 »
  • Food Truck Rodeo


    Dates and Times: 8/2/2017 5:00 PM - 8/2/2017 8:00 PM
    Interactive family activities, Dj music, and up to 15 trucks of delectable suppertime offerings. Come hungry! 
    Free Museum admission for all. 
    Check out the exhibits and charming gift shop. Bike, run, or stroll, on down. Lots of cozy spots to picnic with family and friends on our portico or surrounding garden space. Rodeo may be called off due to inclement weather.
    ...  read more »
  • Pan-Am Walking Tour


    Dates and Times: 8/6/2017 1:00 PM - 8/6/2017 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.

    In the event of rain, a free history tour of the Pan Am Building (the Museum) will be offered. Guests may also register for the next tour offered. 
    ...  read more »
  • Party on the Portico


    Dates and Times: 8/18/2017 5:30 PM - 8/18/2017 8:30 PM
    Come! Enjoy the wonderful Buffalo summers as we continue to groove into the ever popular 12th Annual Party on the Portico happy hour series. Each seasonal M&T Third Friday features live party music, history related activities, “happy hour” camaraderie, and spectacular views of Mirror Lake, Delaware Park and the Japanese Garden—all from the portico and steps of the iconic museum.

    Dates and Bands 

  • Pan-American Trolley Tour


    Dates and Times: 8/19/2017 10:00 AM - 8/19/2017 3:00 PM
    The tour begins at Forest Lawn, where you will visit the final resting places of many of the movers and shakers who made the Pan-American Exposition happen. The trolley stops at the Pan-American Brewery in the Hotel Lafayette for lunch (included). Then head over to TBHM Resource Center to tour “Spirit of the City,” an exhibit of the 1901 Pan-Am Expo. Concluding a tour of the Pan-Am grounds. Members $60; General $69. To reserve please visit www.forest-lawn.com or call 716-33 ...  read more »
  • Food Truck Rodeo


    Dates and Times: 9/6/2017 5:00 PM - 9/6/2017 8:00 PM
    Interactive family activities, Dj music, and up to 15 trucks of delectable suppertime offerings. Come hungry! 
    Free Museum admission for all. 
    Check out the exhibits and charming gift shop. Bike, run, or stroll, on down. Lots of cozy spots to picnic with family and friends on our portico or surrounding garden space. Rodeo may be called off due to inclement weather.
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  • Party on the Portico


    Dates and Times: 9/15/2017 5:30 PM - 9/15/2017 8:30 PM
    Come! Enjoy winding down of the wonderful Buffalo summer as we celebrate the closing of our ever popular 12th Annual Party on the Portico happy hour series. M&T Third Friday features live party music, history related activities, “happy hour” camaraderie, and spectacular views of Mirror Lake, Delaware Park and the Japanese Garden—all from the portico and steps of the iconic museum.

    Dates and Bands 

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  • WNY Genealogy Special LibraryTour


    Dates and Times: 10/8/2017 12:00 PM - 10/8/2017 2:00 PM
    Genealogy is the story of people and locations. Through our exploration of our ancestors, we reveal the story and heart of Buffalo & Erie County. Join the Cynthia Van Ness, the Director of Library and Archives, as she highlight genealogical and historical resources - in-person and online - available to researchers. As a special bonus for conference attendees, the TBHM will be offering docent-led tours of the museum and exhibits immediately following the presentation. 
    Tour $10. ...  read more »
  • M&T Third Fridays


    Dates and Times: 10/20/2017 10:00 AM - 10/20/2017 8:00 PM
    Explore history at two locations, free admission! 


  • The Buffalo History Museum
    1 Museum Court
    10 am -  8 pm 

         The Resource Center
         459 Forest Avenue 
         10 am - 5 pm  


    The Buffalo History Museum
    1 Museum Court
    10 am -  8 pm 

         The Resource Center
         459 Forest Avenue 
         10 am - 5 pm  

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