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4 Wednesday Night Events Happening at The Buffalo History Museum This October

Art, Culture & Arts, History, Museums, Music, Speakers & Talks

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Written by SOB Creative

Published on October 4, 2021

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Buffalo is full of stories. This museum’s mission is to keep our city’s history alive. 

The Buffalo History Museum is dedicated to preserving the stories of the past and making them accessible for generations to come. One of the ways they accomplish this is by encouraging locals to remember, discover, and share the city’s stories. 

Plus, they host lots of special events. They are even hosting a program every Wednesday evening for the month of October.

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Here’s what you need to know about Wednesday nights at The Buffalo History Museum:


1. Joseph Ellicott’s Ghost: The Holland Land Company’s Lasting Impact

Wednesday, October 6 at 6 p.m. 

Admission is pay what you wish

Many, many years ago The Holland Land Company was formed by 13 Dutch investors from Amsterdam who purchased a lot of land here. They hoped to sell the land rapidly at a great profit, but ended up further investing in their purchase for years to make it more attractive to settlers. They eventually sold the last of their land interests in 1840, and that was the end of The Holland Land Company. 

Even though The Holland Land Company closed down over 175 years ago, its impact in the development of Western New York is still very much alive today. Join the Executive Director of the Holland Land Office Museum, Ryan Duffy, for this program featuring The Holland Land Company and the story of Joseph Ellicott. 

2. City of My Heart Book Talk with Mark Goldman

Wednesday, October 13 at 6 p.m.

Admission is pay what you wish

Join Buffalo author Mark Goldman for a book talk on his newest book, City of My Heart: Intimate Reflections and Recollections – Buffalo, New York 1967-2020.

His book is about a man, a city and the ancestral ties of family, faith, heritage, and place that bind people to each other and to their community. This story documents a 50+ year journey of a New York City boy who finds meaning and purpose right here in Buffalo, New York. City of My Heart combines autobiography and narrative history in a unique and compelling way. 

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3. Buffalo’s Monumental Stained Glass Variety

Wednesday, October 20 at 6 p.m.

General admission is $10 and $5 for members

Megan McElfresh has dedicated her professional life to community service and the art and science of stained glass. Her studio work has been featured in the Stained Glass Quarterly, Design NY, The Buffalo News, and Buffalo Rising. 

She accepted the role as Executive Director of the Stained Glass Association of America back in November 2017 and later that year moved the entire operations of the 120-year old organization to Buffalo, NY. 

In this talk, Megan will share her insight on the museum of stained glass installation across the City of Buffalo. Plus, she will provide a list of must-see locations of various styles of windows in WNY.

4. The Body Electric: Songs about the Electric Chair

Wednesday, October 27 at 6 p.m.

Admission is pay what you wish

In the age of electricity, a chair was born from the mind of a Buffalo dentist, Alfred P. Southwick, and American justice for the next century became defined by this morbid invention. 

Local folk singer and writer Tyler Bagwell will perform contemporary songs about the electric chair, the condemned, and their times for this Wednesday night program. 

The Buffalo History Museum

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