It’s been 150 years of innovation for the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society and the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. This is how it all began.
In the mid-19th century, the Ebenezer Society settled in Western New York. Though they left after just 20 years, their legacy can still be felt throughout present-day West Seneca.
As the curtain rose on Buffalo’s premier symphony orchestra, the city desperately needed a suitable concert hall. Enter Edward L. Kleinhans and Mary Seaton, stage left.
In the 1820s, Western New Yorkers turned on the Freemasons, and a new political party took hold, forever changing American politics and igniting the political career of a future U.S. president.
Today’s local YWCA continues a mission that began 142 years ago, to empower women and eliminate racism. We explore the organization’s legacy through its many buildings and services.
What began with a pair of deer now includes bears, gorillas, giraffes, elephants and dozens of other animals. Explore the long history of the Buffalo Zoo — the third oldest zoo in the nation.
With plans underway to revitalize Olmsted’s Riverside Park, we look back on the original design for a beautiful riverfront park in North Buffalo.