DATE: Thursday Jan. 26, 2017
TIME: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Explore Buffalo
all over, Buffalo, NY, Downtown
Winter Speaker Series Session 2: Planes & Trains
Admission per session: $10
Explorer Pass Holders: Free
This five-part speaker series features different Explore Buffalo docents presenting lectures on a wide variety of topics.
TRAINS YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW:
Although Buffalo was always known to be an important Great Lakes shipping port, it is less well known that Buffalo became the 2nd largest railroad hub in America. The story of the importance of railroads to Buffalo and the great railroad stations built here to serve them is a fascinating one. The story may yet have another interesting chapter as we will also examine the very topical issue of the future of rail travel in Buffalo. All aboard on Jan 26th at 7:00pm!
Presenter: Rob Gabriel
HISTORY OF BUFFALO AVIATION: PEOPLE, PLACES, & PLANES:
Did you know that Buffalo was once the center of United States Aviation? In a Casey Kasem countdown-style format, this talk will introduce the top five people that influenced Buffalo’s aviation history. Come hear about the manufacturing centers existing and long gone that created the industry. Listen to stories and facts about Buffalo built planes that affected the world. Let your knowledge soar to new heights!
Presenter: Larry Mruk
All Adventures in Buffalo History sessions are from 7-9 PM on Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo on Symphony Circle.
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