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Historical Society Gift Shop Well-Stocked with Buffalo-Related Gifts

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Welcome to one of the best gift shops in the area. Lauded for its many books about the region, the Historical Society Museum Store offers a wide selection of quality items related to the history of Western New York and its people.

The shop carries postcards, posters, fine gift items, children's books, and a wide selection of publications about Buffalo architecture, ethnic heritage, genealogy, the Arts & Crafts movement, and Frank Lloyd Wright. All purchases help support the museum's mission to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Western New York -- they also make amazing gifts at the time of year, and are a thoughtful way to spend locally and enhance engagement with the community

Home for the Holidays Concert Series Benefiting Compass House, 12/9-29!

Home for the Holidays Concert Series Benefiting Compass House, 12/9-29!


WHO: A herd of Buffalo musicians – ex-pats, re-pats, and immigrants, along with upstart Buffalo-based company You and Who
WHAT: Home for the Holidays concert series benefiting Compass House
WHEN: December 9th-29th – seven events in all
WHERE: Five different Buffalo music venues
WHY: To celebrate the many meanings of “home”

Home for the Holidays Concert Series Celebrates Buffalo and Supports Compass House

Series celebrates Buffalo with a wide range of artists who call the city home in some way

               There are many interpretations to the word “home.” For most people born and bred in Buffalo, this city will always be home no matter where they lay their head, and many musicians have sought other scenes to real

Maxine Hong Kingston Comes to Just Buffalo BABEL Series

Just Buffalo Literary Center’s 2010-2011 BABEL series continues with a talk by internationally-acclaimed Chinese-American author Maxine Hong Kingston on Wednesday, December 1, at 8:00 p.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.

 

Videos Allow WNY Travelers to Discover the Spirit of London Before Crossing the Border

Shops, restaurants, theater, cultural institutions, wineries, museums, markets, comfortable hotels, sports and recreation, slot machines, special events ... sounds like a fun and accurate description of Western New York, right?

Actually, the exciting and equally inviting city of London, Ontario, boasts many similarities to the Buffalo region. Maybe that’s why more and more Buffalonians are traveling to London for a quick getaway.

Meet the Authors at the History Museum: Local Author Book-signing and Sale

The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society presents its annual Local Author/Buffalo Book-Signing on Saturday, Nov. 27 from noon to 2 p.m. at the History Museum, located at 25 Nottingham Court at Elmwood Avenue.

The event is FREE and open to the public. It's designed for shoppers looking for personalized gifts in a relaxed atmosphere, features over 35 local authors selling and signing their books. The wide range of publications—including cookbooks, neighborhood, regional and military history, novels and coffee-table books—makes this a perfect opportunity to shop for a variety of tastes. All that and an autograph, too!

This year’s event includes the following authors:

Giving Thanks For Another Year To Serve: Buffalo AmeriCorps Takes A New Oath Of Service

Giving Thanks For Another Year To Serve: Buffalo AmeriCorps Takes A New Oath Of Service

Buffalo, New York – November 23, 2010 – Buffalo AmeriCorps members represented Buffalo well as they attended the annual AmeriCorps kickoff held in Albany, NY by The New York State Commission on National and Community Service.

The event held on November 19th, 2010 united thousands of AmeriCorps members from New York State to take the AmeriCorps pledge of service, enjoy keynote speakers and partake in educational trainings such as: CPR/Disaster Preparedness and conflict resolution. A mass service project also took place were 3000 Christmas cards were signed and filled with inspirational messages by AmeriCorps members to send to American troops overseas.

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.