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Trust events open to the public

Just because you're not attending the conference doesn't mean you shouldn't soak up a little of our hometown history. There are several tours and events happening during the week that are open to the general public. Take advantage of this opportunity. It's not every day that Buffalo plants a red carpet.


Thursday, October 20, 6:30-10p.m.

In a truly unique event, the following venues will be open to the public with just one ticket: the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the Buffalo State College Art Conservation Lab and the Richardson Olmsted Complex (H.H. Richardson's State Psychiatric Center), open for the first time in a decade!

Trolley service will be provided to all venues and is included in the ticket price. This event is sponsored by M&T Bank and Preservation Buffalo Niagara.

Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 day of event. Purchase tickets online at www.P-B-N.org or at the Albright-Knox, Burchfield-Penney, or Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society.


Sunday, October 16 at 10a.m.

Enjoy interior home visits and hidden gardens and glimpse the unsurpassed view at Front Park in Buffalo's only historic lakefront community. See architecture from 1860 to 1955 and learn the rags to riches stories behind the Italian Americans who created the community known as "Doctor's Row." Enjoy refreshments (Italian of course) at one of our homes.

$20 ($15 for PBN members) To RSVP, click here.


Saturday, October 22 at 7p.m.

Join Lauren Belfer, the author of City of Light, for a private reception before her talk at Buffalo Seminary, her alma mater and the inspiration behind the Macaulay School for Girls in her historical novel City of Light.  Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. Click here to reserve for $25 or call (716) 852-3300.


$10 Tours in October

Sat 10/1 10am: Richardson-Olmsted Complex

Sat 10/1 1pm: Clarence Center

Sun 10/2 10am: Buffalo's Bungalows

Sun 10/2 2pm: Tona-Wander

Sat 10/8 10am: Parkside Neighborhood

Sun 10/9 11am: Inside the Central Terminal

Sat 10/15 2pm: Humboldt Parade

Sat 10/22 10am: Gold Medal Grain Elevators

Sun 10/23 10am: Millionaire's Row

Sat 10/29 10am: Larkin District

Sun 10/30 10am: Crime & Scandal

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 10am in October: Queen City Downtown


Last waterfront tours of the season:

Fri 9/30 at Noon: Erie Canal Harbor walking tour; free

Sat 10/1 10:30am: Buffalo River Ferry Tour; $14

Buffalo Tours is an educational program of Preservation Buffalo Niagara. PBN's mission is to identify, preserve, protect, promote and revitalize historically and architecturally significant sites, structures, neighborhoods, commercial districts and landscapes in Erie and Niagara Counties.  Visit their website for more tours in September and October.


For a full calendar of events taking place during the conference, click here.


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