Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar

Through May

Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar

Buffalo Science Museum

(1020 Humbldt Parkway), 896-5200


This exciting survey of the artistry of the guitar, which celebrates the evolution of guitar design throughout history, is on view through the summer. In addition to the instruments, the show includes dozens of illustrations and photographs, documenting the artists behind the designs as well as the musicians who played them.



May 1

Opening Day

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village opens its thirty-five-acre campus to the WNY public. Enjoy the museum and historic village, which includes ten historic buildings dating from circa 1840 to 1888.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

(3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst), 689-1440


Through May

Buffalo History Museum

Guests should preregister on Eventbrite for general admission to the museum. Enjoy free admission to both the museum and the Resource Center (459 Forest) on the monthly Third Friday, May 21; check the website for programs. Exhibits at the museum include Fifty Years of Conservation, Icons: makers and Moments of Buffalo Sports, Inside Tim Russert’s Office, and more. 

(One Museum Court), 873-9644


Buffalo Science Museum

Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar is now open, along with ongoing permanent exhibits. Please note that prepurchased tickets are required.

Friday through Sunday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

(1020 Humboldt Pkwy), 896-5200 ext. 345


Explore Buffalo

In-person touring is back, including American Masters, Best of Buffalo, Downtown Murals, and

many more. Check the website; reservations must be made in advance. Masks and social distancing are required; there are no interior tours., 245-3032


Herschell Carrousel Museum

Adults can ride the “Big” 1916 Number One Special Carrousel. Kiddieland opens for the 2021 season on Memorial Weekend. Check the website for special events.

(180 Thompson Street, North Tonawanda)



Martin House Tours

Only virtual tours tours are offered at this time. Join a Martin House docent for a forty-five minute tour on Thursdays at 2 p.m.; register online.

(125 Jewett Parkway), 856-3858


Old Fort Niagara

Advance reservations are not required, but additional benefits can be made available to groups who schedule a visit more than two weeks in advance. On May 29–31, enjoy Soldiers Through the Ages, a military time line from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, complete with special displays and living history programs.

(102 Morrow Plaza, Youngstown), 745-7611


Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

Step back in time and into the world that TR knew. Walk where he walked, see and hear the challenges he faced, and get a sense of what it was like to lead our nation during

a pivotal time in its history. Hourly tours are available with prepaid reservations.

(641 Delaware Avenue) 

TRSITE.ORG, 884-0095


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