The Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier and the Preservation Coalition of Erie County merged in 2009 to become Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN), building on their 30-year history to ensure that the Buffalo region would have a strong, effective, and professional preservation organization. [Read more…] about Preservation Buffalo Niagara Recognized By Preservation League of NYS
The Western New York Land Conservancy and its design partners W Architecture, Hood Design Studio, and Green Shield Ecology presented their final concept designs for The Riverline at a press conference at the Tewksbury Lodge Pavilion in Buffalo last week.
The Riverline is the Conservancy’s proposed urban nature trail and greenway that stretches along an unused railroad corridor from Canalside at the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Terminal Terminal in downtown Buffalo to the Buffalo River across from Riverbend and Tesla. [Read more…] about Buffalo Riverline: A Unique Urban Nature Trail Design Unveiled
This week on The Historians Podcast, an update on a previous program on the origins of the New York State Thruway from Tim Tielman of the Campaign for Greater Buffalo-History, Architecture and Culture. Tielman explains why the Thruway was built some miles south of Rochester. He also delves into historic preservation in greater Buffalo. [Read more…] about Why Does the Thruway Avoid Rochester?
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The new book Buffalo at the Crossroads: The Past, Present, and Future of American Urbanism (Cornell University Press, 2020), edited by Peter H. Christensen, is an introduction to Buffalo’s architecture and developed landscape, featuring essays by twelve authors. [Read more…] about New Book: Buffalo at the Crossroads
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 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
This is part three of this series A Twitchell Lake Love Story – part two can be found here.
After their marriage, newlyweds Norman and Lucretia Sherry moved into their first home. They brought four children into the world – Elizabeth (1910), Francis (1911), Norman, Jr. (1913), and Esther (1918). Lucretia (Lu, as she was called) had her piano shipped from Buffalo to Troy, filling their home with music and hymns, and teaching her children the keyboard. [Read more…] about A Twitchell Lake Love Story: Passing on a Family Legacy
History shows that several pandemics have struck in New York State – one of the less remembered is known as the Second Cholera Pandemic of 1832.
New York was among the most thoroughly scourged among the states.
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
Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York’s 22nd annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour, an opportunity to bike across New York State and learn the history of the Erie Canal.
The eight-day, 400-mile recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany is scheduled for July 12-19, 2020. [Read more…] about 22nd Annual Cycle the Erie Canal Tour Planned