HISTORY / TOURS

 

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Explore Buffalo’s extensive and detailed tour of Corpus Christi is on February 17

 

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February 1–28

Explore Buffalo’s repeating tours in February include Inside Downtown (north and south), Inside TriMain, and Looking up: Downtown Ceilings. Visit explorebuffalo.org for dates, times, and tickets.

 

February 7

The Library in Erie County/The Village of Depew

This speaker series on Western New York history is presented by Explore Buffalo. Speakers are Tom Mudra and Art Aigner.

7–9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church

(One Symphony Circle)

Explorebuffalo.org, 245-3032

    

Inside St. Mary’s of the Deaf

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

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

(2253 Main Street)

Explorebuffalo.org, 245-3032

 

February 10

President Lincoln’s Birthday Celebration

The longest running Lincoln celebration in the nation includes a roundtable, orator, reenactors, and a rifle salute.

12:30–1:30 p.m. at The Buffalo History Museum

(One Museum Court)

buffalohistory.org, 873 9644

 

February 15

Gin Mill Love Tour 

Visit some of the coolest gin joints this side of Casablanca and eat, drink, and laugh your way through local Buffalo history as Cupid shoots his arrow or pours you another boilermaker.

Starts at 5:30 p.m. at Polish Cadets Club

(927 Grant Street)

forgottenbuffalo.com, 833-5211

    

M&T Third Fridays

Visit and explore the Pan American Exposition as M&T Bank pairs up with the Buffalo History Museum.

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

(One Museum Court)

buffalohistory.org, 873 9644

 

February 17

Inside Corpus Christi

Its massive Medina sandstone towers are impressive enough, but the interior of this East Side landmark more than lives up to its exterior promise. Explore Buffalo’s extensive and detailed tour of Corpus Christi tells the story behind the magnificence, including its fascinating history. The church features some of the finest ecclesiastical art in Buffalo, including stained glass windows imported from Munich, and a reproduction of Raphael’s Disputa del santissimo in the semidome above the main altar.

Noon at Corpus Christi Church

(199 Clark Street)

Explorebuffalo.org, 245-3032

 

Art of the Subway

Learn about one of Buffalo’s best-kept secrets: the treasure trove of modern art located in Metro Rail subway stations.

10 a.m., at the University Station

(Main Street, in front of UB South Campus)

Explorebuffalo.org, 245-3032

 

February 19–22

Breakout!

The History Museum offers activities for students on winter break and anyone else interested.

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

(One Museum Court)

buffalohistory.org, 873 9644

 

February 21

Buffalo’s Antislavery Convention/Banking in Buffalo

This speaker series on Western New York history is presented by Explore Buffalo. Speakers are John Fagant and Debra Hall-Stonish.

7–9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church

(One Symphony Circle)

Explorebuffalo.org, 245-3032

 

February 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, 245-3032

 

 

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