The medal, considered to be of central importance by many in the Nation, was gifted to Seneca Chief Red Jacket by President George Washington in 1792 to commemorate discussions that culminated in the Treaty of Canandaigua of 1794, in which the Seneca Nation played a crucial role. The medal was meant to be a symbol of peace, friendship, and enduring relationships among the United States and the Six Nations. [Read more…] about Red Jacket Peace Medal Returned to Seneca Nation by Buffalo Museum
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The Buffalo History Museum has begun the next phase of restoration to the lower level of its National Historic Landmark Building. Work focuses on improving guest amenities, including new restrooms and an HVAC system. At the end of this phase of construction, the Museum’s lower level is expected to be restored to the original vision of architect George Cary, with an expansive 4,400 square foot gallery. [Read more…] about Buffalo History Museum Restoration Enters Second Phase
The Buffalo History Museum is set to begin the next phase of restoration to the lower level of its National Historic Landmark Building.
During this phase of restoration the Museum’s primary location at 1 Museum Court in Buffalo is closed through March 30th, 2021. [Read more…] about Buffalo History Museum Restoration Update
A half-century ago, the medical world was changed forever when a small group of doctors in Buffalo dared to take on cancer.
The Buffalo History Museum will host Cancer Crossings, a panel discussion on the history of cancer research, medical innovation, and Roswell Park, set for Wednesday, February 24th. [Read more…] about Cancer Research, Medical Innovation, and Roswell Park
The Buffalo History Museum is seeking nominations for their Red Jacket, Owen B. Augspurger, and Daniel B. Niederlander Awards. These honors are presented annually at The Buffalo History Museum’s Red Jacket Awards Ceremony in the fall. [Read more…] about Western New York History Awards Nominations Sought
The Buffalo History Museum has announced Fifty Years of Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Art in Western New York, a new exhibit in collaboration with Buffalo State College’s Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department.
The exhibition displays many of the Museum’s objects that have undergone conservation treatment, and is part of a broader community celebration for the 50th year of the conservation program. It features over 40 artifacts including a child’s sofa, a Larkin Company desk, a Civil War surgeon’s kit, a helmet, shield, and mace from Central Asia, numerous paintings, and more. [Read more…] about 50 Years of Cultural Heritage & Art Conservation in Western NY
The Buffalo History Museum has announced the launch of “Experiencing Our Story” (EOS). Inspired by the Greek goddess of dawn, EOS offers history-based programs through podcasts, videos, virtual events, exhibits, and tours.
EOS programs, including a newly launched podcast, will feature stories about Buffalo and Western New York history, heritage, architecture, and personal accounts directly from the Museum’s professional staff, as well as featured guests.
The first episode features the story of the execution of the three Thayers Brothers, Buffalo’s only public execution. [Read more…] about Buffalo History Museum Launches New Podcast With Story Of City’s Only Public Execution
The Holland Land Company was an unincorporated syndicate of thirteen Dutch investors from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, who purchased the western two-thirds of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase in New York State and Western Pennsylvania in 1792 and 1793.
Because foreign nationals were forbidden from owning land in the new United States, the investors used surrogates who bought the land. Although they had hoped to sell the land quickly at a profit, they were instead forced to make improvements necessary to attract white settlers. They sold the last of their land in 1840. [Read more…] about Holland Land Company History Webinar Planned
The Buffalo History Museum is set to reopen to the public with new operational and safety procedures on Saturday, August 1st, with free admission for the remainder of 2020. [Read more…] about Buffalo History Museum Reopening With Free Admission
The Buffalo History Museum has announced the Museum, Research Library, and Museum Shop will be closed effective immediately through March 30th, as a preventative measure in light of recent developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). [Read more…] about Buffalo History Museum Closed To March 31st