The Buffalo History Museum acknowledges the painful history of systemic racism and injustice experienced by the Black community locally and across the nation. The struggle for racial equality and social justice is ongoing; we will be allies through listening, education, advocacy and action.
We are dedicated to making our Museum a place for conversation and examination; a place where together we can make meaningful change happen.
We will continue to:
We recognize the troubled role museums have played in creating complicit narratives and the need to do a better job representing stories otherwise left untold. Today, we reaffirm our commitment to the collection and protection of Western New York’s artifacts and stories, and we promise to more fully represent the experiences of the Black community and other communities of color, for everyone, forever.
Black Lives Matter
Here are some organizations in our community to visit, support, and learn from:
Here are some service organizations and businesses in our community to visit, support, and learn from:
As we plan the Museum’s reopening and future, we are more curious than ever to know how we can help our guests, partners, and neighbors adapt and thrive. How might we use our own heritage-inspired mission to help you and the communities that you serve and live in become stronger?
The Buffalo History Museum reopens to the public August 1 with free admission through the remainder of 2020. Guests will be able to experience Buffalo’s unique history with new policies and procedures to ensure the safety of all who enter the Museum’s buildings.
Beginning in August, advanced registration will be available to the public.