Milestones of Science: Books that Shook the World


Jan 6, 2016 to Sep 30, 2017
08:30 AM until 05:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).


Milestones of Science: Books That Shook the World!, is a selection on display, of the 35 most significant first edition and rare books in the Milestones of Science collection of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.  It is free and open to the public at the downtown Central Library, on the 2nd floor in a new renovated space called the "Collections Gallery.  There are free tours every Saturday at 2 p.m.

The exhibition is organized by ten science-related disciplines/themes.  Alongside the magnificent books on display are attractive graphics and immersive information on the authors and the revolutionary ideas posed through their publications. Interactive activity stations, representative props and illustrative banners and wall panels further illuminate the presented themes.  The Buffalo story of how the collection was assembled is also included.

Also in the gallery space is an all-ages interactive area called The STEM Education Center, where games, videos, and program stations amplify themes presented in the exhibition.  Occasional traveling exhibitions from partner institutions will be presented here as additional storytelling vehicles.




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1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo , NY

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Library Foundation of Buffalo



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Joy Testa Cinquino

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