The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, parent organization of the Buffalo History Museum, resides in the only building constructed for the Exposition intended to last more than six months. The Museum stands 113 years later to tell the stories of the Pan. Built as the Exposition's New York State Building, the current Buffalo History Museum is home to an extensive collection of Pan memorabilia, ephemera, exhibits and built environment. Teachers will be immersed in the Pan from the first day of the workshop as they walk up the same stairs that welcomed fair visitors over a century ago...
The Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, parent organization to the Buffalo Museum of Science was founded in 1861. The Society displayed its growing collections in the Ethnology Building of the Pan. At the Fair's end, artifacts from the "Darkest Africa" exhibit were donated and remain a major component of the Museum's current anthropology collection. Participants will tour the Museum's collection storage rooms and learn from the artifacts and ephemera, which paints a very detailed picture about the role of ethnographic exhibits at Fairs and target themes of racial stereotypes and notions of "the other."
The Burchfield Penney Art Center, is the only museum exclusively dedicated to the art and artists of Western New York – including famed American watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield.
The Burchfield Penney features more than 30 exhibitions annually. While many are curated from their extensive collections, they often bring new work into the museum through temporary exhibitions and works on loan.
The multi-structure estate (1903-05) that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for Darwin D. Martin is a masterpiece of 20th century architecture. The Martin House is widely considered one of Wright’s finest Prairie Houses – a signature work from the early years of his celebrated career. Wright himself referred to the Martin House complex as “the opus” and kept the site plan pinned to his drawing table for close to fifty years.
There’s no place like Forest Lawn. As one of the first deliberately designed and professionally landscaped rural cemeteries in the United States, its first interment took place in 1850. Today, there are more than 161,000 permanent residents in this 269-acre, not-for-profit cemetery, where all are welcome.
Unmatched natural beauty – hills, valleys, lakes and streams. Sculptural masterpieces. Living history. Most importantly, the stories of those who now rest in peace under our care. Each has a story to be told, and these stories don’t end here. A place both devoted to our past and essential to our future. A place to cherish and preserve. And now more than ever, a place where memories live and the stories are told.
The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site (TR Site) preserves the home in Buffalo, New York where Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States, provides opportunities for the public to understand the historic events surrounding the inauguration, and conveys the lasting significance of Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency.
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