HISTORY / TOURS

 

photo by j.p. thimot

City Hall tours are weekdays through March

 

This is just one detail of the spectacular artistic/architectural elements found throughout Buffalo’s City Hall. Entitled Industry, it was painted by William de Leftwich Dodge, an artist whose work can be found in New York’s Public Library, the Library of Congress, and Brooklyn’s Academy of Music, among many other commissions. Preservation Buffalo Niagara’s weekday City Hall tours tell the fascinating stories behind this image and countless others in the structure.

 

Starts at noon, weekdays, at Buffalo City Hall

(65 Niagara Square)

preservationbuffaloniagara.org, 852-3300

 


 

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March 1–30

Explore Buffalo

Explore Buffalo’s repeating tours in February include Inside Downtown (north and south), and Looking Up: Downtown Ceilings.

Visit explorebuffalo.org for dates, times, and tickets.

 

March weekdays

Tours of City Hall

Given every weekday at noon, these tours cover the building’s history, architecture, and best features.

Starts at noon at Buffalo City Hall, 65 Nigara Square

preservationbuffaloniagara.org, 852-330

 

March 6

Inside St. Mary’s for the Deaf

Tour this beautiful structure, which is also the first academic school for the deaf in the US.

6 p.m., St. Mary’s School for the Deaf

(2253 Main Street)

Explorebuffalo.org, 245-3032

 

March 7

Uncovering Terra Cotta/The Artistic Legacy of Józef Slawínski

This speaker series on Western New York history is presented by Explore Buffalo. Speakers are Greg Lodinsky and Eleanor Ash.

7–9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church

(One Symphony Circle)

Explorebuffalo.org, 245-303

 

March 15

M&T Third Fridays

Enjoy free admission and special programs at the Buffalo History Museum.

10 a.m.–5 p.m. at The Buffalo History Museum and Resource Center

(One Museum Court and 459 Forest Avenue)

buffalohistory.org, 873 9644

 

March 21

Trailblazers of Buffalo/Buffalo: An Early Modern Powerhouse

This speaker series on Western New York history is presented by Explore Buffalo. Speakers are Paige Melin and Chuck LaChiusa.

7–9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church

(One Symphony Circle)

Explorebuffalo.org, 245-303

 

March 23

City of Light Bus Tour

Experience Buffalo through the eyes of the narrator of Lauren Belfer’s historical novel, City of Light, which is set in Buffalo at the dawn of the twentieth century.

1 p.m., Buffalo Seminary

(205 Bidwell Parkway)

Explorebuffalo.org, 245-30

 

​Got an event of your own to publicize? Send details to: elicata@buffalospree.com. Don’t see your event here? Add it to our Reader Submitted Events calendar by clicking here

 

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