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EXCLUSIVE: "Central Park, Buffalo, NY: A Neighborhood of History and Tradition"

Proud Buffalonians and local history/architecture buffs have cause to celebrate this holiday season: a recently released book, “Central Park, Buffalo, New York: A Neighborhood of History and Tradition," telling the pictorial story of the beloved neighborhood, is now available.

The 214-page, full color, photo-based book focuses on one of the first planned neighborhoods in Western New York. This thoroughly documented coffee-table book takes readers on a tour of the Central Park’s graceful homes, historic churches and tree-lined streets. The book is available exclusively for sale at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society’s Museum Shop. The price is $39.95, and all proceeds go directly to the Museum.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian on Red Jacket, Six Nations, War of 1812


Taylor to give lecture entitled: "Red Jacket and the Role of the Six Nations in the War of 1812"

Dr. Alan S. Taylor, a renowned and award-winning author and historian, will be at the History Museum Saturday, November 13, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., to speak on a subject near and dear to our city and region.

His lecture, "Red Jacket and the Role of the Six Nations in the War of 1812," is particularly apropos for the region and the museum now. Local interest is mounting with even more than the usual fervor as we ramp up for the 2012 bicentennial of the War of 1812. In addition, the museum currently has an exciting and in-depth exhibit exploring Red Jacket in the context of John Mix Stanley's monumental painting "The Trial of Red Jacket."

Grand Theatre Has Many Similarities to Shea's Buffalo

There’s nothing like celebrating the holidays with a live theater performance at the historic Shea’s Performing Arts Center in downtown Buffalo, truly one of the area’s architectural treasures. But did you know there’s another nearby theater that boasts a similar success story? 

Annual Red Jacket Awards to be given Nov. 18 @ BECHS

The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society's Red Jacket Award is given annually in recognition of quiet, continued, unbroken devotion to civic progress. Created 53 years ago, in 1957, the award is based upon a medal presented in 1792 by President George Washington to the renowned Seneca orator and leader Red Jacket.

This year, the Board of Managers and Regents of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society has selected Wayne D. Wisbaum, and brothers Christopher T. and Finley R. Greene, as recipients of the award. Wisbaum is an attorney and devoted public servant, as is Christopher Greene. The late Finley Greene was a fundraising professional who aided many non-profit causes and organizations over the course of his decades-long career.

Festival of Trees Will Provide Funds to Purchase New Electronic Fetal

Proceeds from the 2010 Festival of Trees will fund new Electronic Fetal Monitors for Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.   This gift, made possible in part by event sponsors like CGF Anesthesiology Associates, PC, Mark IV Industries Foundation, Tops Friendly Markets, Fisher-Price and the physician members of University at Buffalo Pediatric Associates, Inc., will enable the Hospital to replace all the monitors with the latest and most state-of-the–art equipment.  Constant monitoring and examination during the labor process will allow doctors to monitor progress and ensure the safest possible delivery with minimal complication for both baby and mother.    

Old Fort Niagara to Host Native American Skills Workshops

In honor of Native American Heritage Month this November, Old Fort Niagara will host a series of Native American skills workshops.

On Saturday, November 6 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Rosie Hill will conduct a beadwork workshop at the Fort Niagara Officers Club. Cost is $30.00 per person and all materials are provided. Space is limited and advance reservations are required by calling 716-745-7611, ext. 230.

Western Fair Entertainment Centre is Buzzing With Activity

Looking for a quick escape from Western New York? Can you imagine one location that’s home to harness racing, ice hockey rinks, popular consumer shows, farmers’ markets, dining, live entertainment, slot machines and no shortage of excitement 24/7? Does such a nirvana truly exist for those who may love Buffalo but could use a few days away?

Welcome to nearby London, Ontario’s Western Fair Entertainment Centre! Over the past year, upwards of four million people — many from Western New York — have visited the complex, drawn by events such as the Western Fair Farmers Market, Family Fun Fest, London Wine & Food Show, Shriners Circus and numerous other activities. Western Fair’s annual event calendar offers something for everyone!