First Wednesday Speaker Series: “Profiles Volume I: Historic & Influential People from Buffalo & WNY – the 1800s ” by Rick Falkowski
April 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Profiles Volume I: Historic & Influential People from Buffalo & WNY – the 1800s
This book profiles chronicles 100 profiles of people from Buffalo and Western New York who helped shape local, regional, New York State and American history during the 1800s. It includes the accomplishments of area residents in politics, law, medicine, manufacturing, religion, music and other fields of business. In addition, the book describes events that affected the WNY community. From the War of 1812, building of the Buffalo Harbor, opening of the Erie Canal, financial crisis of 1837, development of the Delaware Avenue mansions, building of the railroads, beginning of manufacturing, creation of neighborhoods, Olmsted Parks and harnessing the power of the Niagara, meet the people that created and participated in the evolution of the WNY community.
Doors open at 5:30pm, with the presentation starting at 6:30pm. Pizza, snacks and refreshments will be available. We’ll also have a 50-50 split club drawing to benefit the Museum. The Railroad and Steel Plant Museums will be open before, during, and after the presentation. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted!
Please park in the lot at the rear of the Heritage DiscoveRY Center Buffalo at 100 Lee St., and enter through the middle rear door. Wheelchair access is via the front doors on Lee St.