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 resented 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.

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

RED JACKET AWARDS CEREMONY 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2022

HONORING

RED JACKET
Shelley Drake
Casimiro Rodriguez

OWEN B. AUGSPURGER
Angela Keppel
Paul McDonnell

DANIEL B. NEIDERLANDER
Black Rock Historical Society

Evening Includes:
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

Red Jacket Award Ceremony: Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

Skip to content