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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Receives Go! Grant

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Receives Go! Grant

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village would like to announce that it has received a $500 Go! Grant that allowed the museum’s executive director, Herbert Schmidt, to attend the annual Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore in the Adirondacks. 

Inspirational Exhibit, Classes Scheduled at Enjoy The Journey

Inspirational Exhibit, Classes Scheduled at Enjoy The Journey

 

“Be Inspired” is the theme of the next art exhibit to be featured at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca. The exhibit will highlight the work of students from the West Seneca West and West Seneca East Academies of Visual Art, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6. The evening is free and open to the public. 

One Hour With Lance Diamond

One Hour With Lance Diamond

 

Full One Hour Interview Here                                                        

 

Entertainer and Showman, the Incredible Mr. Lance Diamond is a legend. 

 

BNHV to Host New Book Club, Plans Stained Glass Event

BNHV to Host New Book Club, Plans Stained Glass Event

 

Events focused on 19th century books and stained glass will take center stage during two January gatherings at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge produces community focused mobile apps

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge produces community focused mobile apps

Western New Yorkers will be able to turn to their smartphones for information on child care, Thruway conditions, rental properties, landlords and other topics, thanks to creativity and innovation that emerged from the 2014 AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge.

The winners of the two-month “virtual hackathon” were announced Dec. 4 by AT&T, along with community partners including the University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs Technology Incubator, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, d!g Buffalo and Hack Upstate.

The contest challenged local developers, entrepreneurs, designers and technologists to leverage open data to build smartphone apps that serve community needs. The competition aimed to connect and engage citizens with government and demonstrate how mobile technologies can lead to the next generation of tech jobs and investment.  

From Fossils to Handmade Jewelry, Many Discoveries Await at Past & Present Store and Museum

From Fossils to Handmade Jewelry, Many Discoveries Await at Past & Present Store and Museum

 

Every town and village throughout Western New York seems to have a business or attraction that many consider to be a “hidden gem.” In the Village of Blasdell, that unique place just waiting to be discovered by a new generation of visitors is Past & Present Store and Museum.

Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition to Open at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition to Open at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

An exciting new exhibit — Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition — is scheduled to open on April 24, 2015, at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in Amherst.

Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition will explore how the 18th Amendment sought to bring on an age of temperance and virtue but instead resulted in an increase of excess, indulgence and vice as Americans began to test the limits of one of the most unpopular pieces of legislature in American history.