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Red Jacket Awards Ceremony

10/06 @ 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The original Red Jacket medal is one of the most treasured artifacts in Western New York and was repatriated to the Seneca Nation from the Museum in May of 2021. The Red Jacket medal was presented by President George Washington to Red Jacket in 1792, the medal bears symbolic imagery of the peaceful coexistence between the United States and Native Americans. The tradition of the Red Jacket Award is inspired by the imperative to continue acknowledging individuals who, through continued and devoted service, strive to support the connections in our region with our heritage.

Each year, The Buffalo History Museum recognizes local leaders and organizations for their contributions to our community. The Museum collaborated with the Buffalo community this year, by opening the ability to nominate individuals for the Red Jacket, Daniel B. Niederlander, and Owen B. Augspurger Awards to the general public.

The Awards Committee, comprised of current and past members of our Board of Managers, community members, and previous award recipients, review all nominations. The selected candidates are then presented to The Buffalo History Museum’s Board of Managers for voting.


Honors individuals for unbroken devotion to the civic progress of Western New York

Shelley Drake
Casimiro Rodriguez

Honors individuals for outstanding service to the cause of regional historyAngela Keppel
Paul McDonnell
Honors an organization for outstanding history programmingBlack Rock Historical Society

Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres | 6 p.m.
Awards Ceremony | 7 p.m.
Coffee & Dessert | 7:45 p.m.

Red Jacket Benefactor | $3,500
Includes a full page ad in the event program, ten tickets, listing in all event-related publicity, and acknowledgement on our website

Red Jacket Supporter | $2,000
Includes a half page ad in the event program, eight tickets, listing in all event-related publicity, and acknowledgment on our website

Red Jacket Patron | $500
Includes two tickets and listing in the event program

$150 per person | $275 per couple



Contact Megan Hahin, Director of Development, at (716) 873-9644 ext. 344 or at mhahin@buffalohistory.org for corporate sponsorship and program booklet advertising options.

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