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  • Homeschool Program


    Dates and Times: 3/24/2017 10:00 AM - 3/24/2017 12:00 PM
    Join the Museum's pilot homeschool program. Open for ages K-6 who are eager to listen and learn! Part one of the program visits our Native American Gallery to learn about the Haudenosaunee.

    The first part of the program will involve a tour of the exhibit, with props and objects to help us explore.

    Part two will break out into two age groups for more in-depth learning and hands-on experiences. Pre and post visit materials will be provided upon registration. 

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  • Secrets from the Stacks and Book Launch!


    Dates and Times: 3/25/2017 10:00 AM - 3/25/2017 12:00 PM
    Join author Paul Langendorfer and librarian Cynthia VanNess as we celebrate a new book, "Baseball in Buffalo." They will bring out items used in Paul’s baseball research in this offering of Secrets from the Stacks.
    Hear the WBFO broadcast

    Secrets of the Stacks is a one-morning pop-up display of pictures, books, manuscripts, or other items from the Library collection ...  read more »
  • Distinctive Graduate Program Information Session


    Dates and Times: 3/28/2017 5:00 PM - 3/28/2017 7:00 PM
    Buffalo State offers a number of distinctive graduate programs as well as programs in the fields of science and mathematics.  The Graduate School is hosting a Distinctive Graduate Program Information Session to cater to students interested in these areas. 
    (Formal Presentation begins at 5:30)
    Representatives from each program will be available as well as staff from student support services.

    Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to explore your option ...  read more »
  • The History of the Delaware Mansions


    Dates and Times: 3/29/2017 6:00 PM - 3/29/2017 8:00 PM
    The Research Library's very own Cynthia VanNess will present about the mansions on Delaware Avenue and their history. This presentation coincides with the re-issue of the book Buffalo’s Delaware Avenue Mansions and Families. Members free, museum admission.

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  • Toddler Story Time


    Dates and Times: 4/4/2017 10:00 AM - 4/4/2017 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 »
  • Members Exhibit Opening! "For Home and Country"


    Dates and Times: 4/5/2017 5:00 PM - 4/5/2017 7:00 PM
    In appreciation of our members, we will be hosting a preview reception and viewing of the exhibit For Home and Country. 
    5:30 Reception
    5:30 - 6:15 Friends of Harmony Quartet  will sing WWI tunes 
    Tours 
    Free for Museum members.    
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  • EXHIBIT OPENING: "For Home and Country"


    Dates and Times: 4/6/2017 5:00 PM - 4/6/2017 8:00 PM
    The Buffalo History Museum premieres its new World War I exhibit, For Home and Country, marking the 100th anniversary of American involvement in World War I. During the war, our nation lost nearly 117,000 of its bravest men and women. The exhibit will commemorate the sacrifice of 968 lives from Western New York. 

    Guests will explore their stories and view rarely before seen artifacts from the collection including home front advertising, uniforms, and wea ...  read more »
  • #Bufinstameet


    Dates and Times: 4/8/2017 1:00 PM - 4/8/2017 12:00 AM
    The Buffalo History Museum and Igersbuffalo invite the Instagram community for a #Bufinstameet. Enjoy architecture and exhibition tours, meet fellow Instagrammers, and learn about Buffalo history. Free. 

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  • Jazz on 2nd Sundays


    Dates and Times: 4/9/2017 2:00 PM - 4/9/2017 4:00 PM
    2 pm pre-concert talk, 2:30 concert
    Sam Noto is an acclaimed jazz trumpeter and bop soloist. For this concert, Noto will be honored in his hometown of Buffalo for his tremendous accomplishments. He will appear as a special guest with the Buffalo Jazztet in a performance of his compositions and favorite jazz standards.
    Members free, museum admission. (Final month of the series)

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  • Breakout!


    Dates and Times: 4/12/2017 1:00 PM - 4/12/2017 3:00 PM
    Stuck inside? Break out of your house and come visit the museum during your school vacation! We will have plenty of activities. All are welcome to participate. Members free, museum admission.

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  • WWI Exhibit Tour


    Dates and Times: 4/12/2017 6:00 PM - 4/12/2017 7:30 PM
    Join Director of Exhibits and Interpretive Planning, Tony Greco on a tour of For Home and Country, the museum's new exhibit on WWI.
    Members free, museum admission. ...  read more »
  • Breakout!


    Dates and Times: 4/13/2017 1:00 PM - 4/13/2017 3:00 PM
    Stuck inside? Break out of your house and come visit the museum during your school vacation! We will have plenty of activities. All are welcome to participate. Members free, museum admission.

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  • Breakout!


    Dates and Times: 4/14/2017 1:00 PM - 4/14/2017 3:00 PM
    Stuck inside? Break out of your house and come visit the museum during your school vacation! We will have plenty of activities. All are welcome to participate.
    Members free, museum admission.

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  • UB Student Jazz Ensemble


    Dates and Times: 4/19/2017 6:00 PM - 4/19/2017 8:00 PM
    Enjoy an evening of music featuring the University of Buffalo’s student jazz ensembles led by music professor George Caldwell. FREE ...  read more »
  • M&T Third Fridays


    Dates and Times: 4/21/2017 10:00 PM - 4/21/2017 5:00 PM
    1-3 pm – Free Docent Led tours
    3-4:30 pm – Free Kids Activities

    Main Museum (1 Museum Court) is free until it closes at 5 pm) 

    6 pm – RESOURCE CENTER (459 Forest Ave.) Free. THIS IS SOLD OUT!
    Join Walt Mayer, Director of Collections, on an exclusive behind the scenes tour of our Resource Center, which houses all of our artifacts. You never know what you may see! Free tour begins at 6 pm. ...  read more »
  • Homeschool Program


    Dates and Times: 4/28/2017 10:00 AM - 4/28/2017 12:30 PM
    Join the Museum's pilot home-school program, open for ages K-6 who are eager to listen and learn! Part one of the program visits our Pioneer Gallery to learn about life in early Buffalo. $12 for the first student, $10 for each additional child. Chaperons free. For more information, visit our website, to register contact mmacneill@buffalohistory.org. ...  read more »
  • Cherry Blossom Festival - Kick Off


    Dates and Times: 4/29/2017 12:00 PM - 4/29/2017 5:00 PM
    The 4th annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival! Enjoy a stroll through the gardens, view international fashions and more.
    Free.

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  • Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day


    Dates and Times: 4/30/2017 12:00 PM - 4/30/2017 3:00 PM
    Participate in crafts and activities, watch a puppet show, 
    and ride in a pink boat!
    Free.

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  • Toddler Story Time


    Dates and Times: 5/2/2017 10:00 AM - 5/2/2017 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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  • Cherry Blossom Festival


    Dates and Times: 5/3/2017 5:00 PM - 5/3/2017 8:00 PM

    5 pm - Cherry Blossom Cocktail Hour
    6 pm - Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony

    Enjoy a Tea Ceremony by Buffalo’s own Tea Ceremony Teacher, Atsuko Nishida-Mitchell. The Japanese Tea Ceremony requires many years of study and is an opportunity to experience a special part Japanese culture. English interpretation of the ceremony will be provided. Members free, museum admission.


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  • Cherry Blossom Festival Day of Music


    Dates and Times: 5/6/2017 12:00 PM - 5/6/2017 3:00 PM
    Celebrate spring with a full slate of international music, drumming, dance, and spoken word performances. Free. ...  read more »
  • Pan-Am Walking Tour


    Dates and Times: 5/7/2017 1:00 PM - 5/7/2017 0:00 AM
    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 encouraged. A map with historic photos is included.

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  • WWI Exhibit Tour


    Dates and Times: 5/10/2017 6:00 PM - 5/10/2017 8:00 PM
    Join Director of Exhibits and Interpretive Planning, Tony Greco, on a tour of For Home and Country, the museum's new exhibit on WWI.
    Members free, museum admission. ...  read more »
  • M&T Third Fridays


    Dates and Times: 5/19/2017 1:00 PM - 5/19/2017 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  

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  • GIANTS OF BUFFALO: SPORTS


    Dates and Times: 5/19/2017 5:30 PM - 5/19/2017 8:30 PM
    Join us! Mix, mingle, and celebrate stories about Coach Marv Levy's extraordinary contributions in the sports and the community-at-large. 

    The program is themed around the honoree and engages the audience in an informal talk show.  John DiSciullo of WBBZ-TV will moderate. 

    Topics include personal stories as experienced by career choices, industry practices, inevitable chang ...  read more »
  • Annual Meeting of Membership


    Dates and Times: 5/24/2017 5:00 PM - 5/24/2017 7:00 PM
    5:30 pm Remarks: Membership Appreciation 
    Reception to follow.

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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 »
  • 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 »
  • Party on the Portico


    Dates and Times: 6/16/2017 5:30 PM - 6/16/2017 8:30 PM
    At each Party on the Portico, guests enjoy live music, party snacks, cash bar, free 15-minute mini-tours of the History Museum, drawings, and great views of Mirror Lake, Delaware Park and the Japanese Garden—all from the portico and steps of the iconic museum. ...  read more »
  • 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
    At each Party on the Portico, guests enjoy live music, party snacks, cash bar, free 15-minute mini-tours of the History Museum, drawings, and great views of Mirror Lake, Delaware Park and the Japanese Garden—all from the portico and steps of the iconic museum. ...  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.
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  • Party on the Portico


    Dates and Times: 8/18/2017 5:30 PM - 8/18/2017 8:30 PM
    At each Party on the Portico, guests enjoy live music, party snacks, cash bar, free 15-minute mini-tours of the History Museum, drawings, and great views of Mirror Lake, Delaware Park and the Japanese Garden—all from the portico and steps of the iconic museum. ...  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.
    ...  read more »
  • Party on the Portico


    Dates and Times: 9/15/2017 5:30 PM - 9/15/2017 8:30 PM
    At each Party on the Portico, guests enjoy live music, party snacks, cash bar, free 15-minute mini-tours of the History Museum, drawings, and great views of Mirror Lake, Delaware Park and the Japanese Garden—all from the portico and steps of the iconic museum. ...  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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