When you support The Buffalo History Museum, you make inspiration and discovery happen. Ensure that the stories of today and the past are preserved and accessible for generations to come.
A gift to our annual fund allows us to share the stories of Western New York with you and the community through new exhibits, programs, and more.
Celebrate someone special with a tribute gift. Your loved one or their family will be notified that a gift has been made in their name by you. Please contact us at (716) 873-9644 ext. 344 to share who you would like the gift to be in honor of.
Transform one-third of the space within our National Historic Landmark Building into state-of-the-art exhibitions and flexible use space for public programs, education, and events.
Ensure that the stories of our community’s history makers are preserved and accessible for generations to come.
Please consider becoming a Pillar of The Buffalo History Museum with a monthly sustaining gift. Your monthly contribution is a simple and meaningful way to contribute to the Museum’s mission continuously.
Please note: The Museum is closed due to the COVID-19 epidemic. We are frequently humbled by the generosity shown by people when it comes to their treasures, however, we cannot accept artifact donations at this time.
Most of our staff are working from home, therefore we cannot process artifact donations at this time. Once it is safe for all staff to return the building, please contact us at the contact information available below, when we would be pleased to revisit your kind offer.
Thank you for thinking of The Buffalo History Museum!
About artifact donating: The Buffalo History Museum adds depth and breadth to the collection by focusing on objects made in or associated with Buffalo and Erie County. These objects are given a permanent and safe home, preserving them and their stories for future generations and making them accessible to the public.
The Museum continues to add to its collection through gifts and donations from generous individuals and organizations, as well as through purchases funded by supporters of the Museum.
We are grateful for inquires about artifact donations. However, due to storage space limitations, duplication, and collections policies, all inquiries for artifact donation must be sent in advance to the appropriate contact below before we can assess or confirm any donations.
If your organization is interested in sponsoring a local nonprofit dedicated to preserving Buffalo’s history, The Buffalo History Museum offers a number of opportunities.
Corporations can support one of our signature events, such as Paint the Town, Party for the Portico, or our Red Jacket Awards Dinner, the construction or research of a new exhibit, a program series, and much more. To discuss corporate sponsorships at the Museum, contact Megan Hahin at the information below.
Our brewery is proud to support a Buffalo institution that preserves our city’s history and helps teach future generations about Buffalo’s proud past.” – Heather and John Domres Jr., founders of Buffalo Brewing Company, The Buffalo History Museum’s exclusive beer sponsor.