September 7, 2022 to January 22, 2023

Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs

The Buffalo History Museum is pleased to debut a new exhibit by Jackie Albarella, “Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs." The exhibit includes a series of 16” by 20” photographs Albarella captured that feature collages of ephemera she assembled from renowned watercolorist Charles Burchfield’s life, including paper items, found objects, natural elements and other memorabilia. Albarella will also display some of the collage items. Ms. Albarella grew up next to Burchfield in West Seneca, then moved into the artist’s home when her family purchased it after his death. All are welcome!    

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Nov 23, 2022 to May 1, 2023

Lower Level

Chippewa 1975: Photos by Charles Hahn

While a student at Buffalo’s Park School in 1975, Charles Hahn chose to photograph West Chippewa Street for a school project. Today—nearly fifty years later—his photos of  of the street, its scenes and people, stand in marked contrast to the highly developed entertainment district we know today and call attention to our not-so-distant past. The display also features present-day photos that offer a “then and now” contrast of one of Buffalo’s most recognizable streets. Join us for this exhibit that's nearly 50 years in the making!

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October 2021—Permanent

Second Level

Continuum: A History of Erie County

Created in coordination with Erie County’s bicentennial celebration, Continuum offers a glimpse into our region’s history—a history dating back thousands of years.

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Nov 23, 2022 to May 1, 2023

Lower Level

History Makers II

In the fall of 2019, The Buffalo History Museum debuted its featured exhibit, History Makers. Inside, guests discovered the stories of eighteen of our community’s most notable or impactful men and women paired with objects and portraits illuminating their story. Three years later, the Museum premiered part two of this series. Featured subjects include John Albright, Glenn Curtiss, Winifred Stanley, William Wells Brown, William Fargo and more than a dozen additional figures from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

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November 2017 - Permanent

Second Level

Icons: The Makers and Moments of Buffalo Sports

Icons shares the unique history of Buffalo’s professional sports teams.

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1930 - Permanent

Lower Level

The John R. Oishei Pioneer Gallery

Relive pioneer life at The John R. Oishei Pioneer Gallery.

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2013 - Permanent

Second Level

The Native American Gallery

The John R. Oishei Native American Gallery tells the region’s history through its first inhabitants.

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1990 - Permanent

Lower Level

The Train Gallery

Our expansive model Train Gallery captures 1900s replica model trains.

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April 2022 - Spring 2023

State Court

To Rescue The Color: Salvaged Renderings of the Rainbow City

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