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Historical Society Puts the Spotlight on Niagara Square

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, in co-sponsorship with the Louise Bethune Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, is pleased to announce an evening program featuring Jennifer Walkowski, architectural historian.

Walkowski will share her insight and research about the history of Niagara Square and Buffalo City Hall in an illustrated lecture, "The Keystone of the Arch of the Plan: Edward H. Bennett's Buffalo of Tomorrow and John J. Wade's Buffalo City Hall." The talk will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13 at the History Museum.

Walkowski, acting president and founding member of the Louise Bethune Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, is the leading authority on the history and architecture of Buffalo City Hall.

Robotic Dinosaurs Run Extended Through Columbus Day Holiday

Buffalo Museum of Science will be open to the public on Monday, October 11 from 10am to 4pm

BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo Museum of Science will extend the run of its travelling exhibit, Robotic Dinosaurs, through Monday, October 11 in order to provide families with a fun activity on their days off from work and school. This will be the final day for visitors to experience the exhibit before it closes.

Originally scheduled to close on October 10, Robotic Dinosaurs offers guests an up-close view of nine robotic dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus Rex, Apatosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, an adult Maiasaura with eggs and hatchlings, Stegosaurus and a Pteranodon. Visitors young and old can operate a hands-on control box to move the “skeleton” of a Duckbill or feel like true paleontologists at the fossil rub stations.

Fireboat Bash benefiting Friends of the Edward M. Cotter!

Who: Friends of the Edward M. Cotter, the Steam Donkeys

 What: Inaugural Fireboat Bash – Boat Rides & Beer Blast

When: Saturday, October 2nd, 12:00-6:00pm

Where: Edward M. Cotter/Swannie House, corner of Michigan & Ohio Streets

Why: Benefiting the Friends of the Edward M. Cotter, a registered 501c3 non-profit


Inaugural Fireboat Bash to Benefit Buffalo Landmark

Boat rides, beer blast mark event hosted by Friends of the Edward M. Cotter


Beyond/In WNY: Reitzenstein Sculpture Rocks the Hydraulics

Beyond/In Western New York 2010 is here! Sure, the tight rope walker may have taken the spotlight in the regional art exhibition's kick-off; meanwhile, in the Hydraulics, an electrifying sculpture revealed by Reinhard Reitzenstein is turning heads at the intersection of Seneca and Smith streets.

Buffalo ReUse: Talent & Treasure Auction…

Buffalo ReUse invites you to their first-ever live auction!

On Saturday, September 25th from 8–10pm as folks bid on treasures from our inventory and talents of our staff and volunteers!

You could win a french toast breakfast in bed, a photographer for your Gramma’s 100th birthday party, a night with Olaf, a potpurri of pickles, a massage, a reprieve from laundry, a cat-sitter, a week of dog walking, a chance to entertain guests with cherries jubilee, wine making lessons, soap making lessons, coffee roasting fresh before your eyes, free car washes from BARB, installation of that rain barrel you bought two months ago and more!

[read full more about the event @ Buffalo ReUse's website--->]

Board Recommends 3 WNY Properties for State and National Registers of Historic Places

The New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended that 24 properties statewide be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places, including the nationally significant Haviland Middle School in Hyde Park and the birthplace of an important American statesman, William H. Seward.

Three of the sites are in Buffalo:

- The Calumet, on Chippewa Street

- The Zink Block, Massachusetts Avenue on the city's West Side

- Kensington Gardens Apartment Complex, on the Cheektowaga-Buffalo border

"So many of the unique buildings and landscapes that have stood the test of time help us to appreciate New York State's incredible history," said Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash. "Listing these landmarks on the State and National Registers of Historic Places will give them the recognition and support they deserve."

Video & Photos: Saint Adalbert Basilica - 09/11/2010

Saint Adalbert Basilica kicked off its 125th Anniversary Year in grand style on 09/11/2010.

Over 300 people came to the church for its 'Polka Mass' featuring the Buffalo Touch.

Saint Adalbert Basilica was marked to close by the Buffalo Diocese in 2007, but the parish continues its fight to remain open.

[click here to see photo album from mass]

Please support Saint Adalbert Basilica, it is truly one of the gems of Buffalo's Historic Polonia and WNY.