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Jul 19, 2012
03:04 PMBe There
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village: New name, new events
Museums change what they have on display with some amount of regularity in order to stay fresh and draw public attention. But how about changing the name and logo?
That is exactly what the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village decided to do recently. The museum formerly know as the Amherst Museum was perceived to be just one building instead of the ten of which it is comprised, something Executive Director Joe Weickart was intent on fixing.
“We changed the name to reflect the experience our visitors receive,” Weickart says. “The new logo will depict key elements of our Western New York Heritage—industry/manufacturing, water, architecture and farming/nature.”
The theme has also changed and is now “Learn it, Live it, Love it.” The Village is designed to transport its visitors to a bygone era of Western New York history where they can visit old one-room schoolhouses and hear the clanking of blacksmiths while interacting with the costumed interpreters.
The Village hosted a couple of events last weekend in order to attract patrons and has one lined up for this Saturday called Ages of Iron and The Whole Hog Food Truck. Lasting from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., patrons can learn about and see demonstrations of various metal working techniques while indulging in the sustenance of The Whole Hog Food Truck.
Later this month, on Sunday, July 29, the Cheesy Chick Food Truck will roll in for the Family Picnic Day, an event that occurs every Sunday at the Village. Both this and the Ages of Iron event are free with admission.
For more information visit amherstmuseum.org.