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Collections Curiosity – Piggy Banks

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Piggy banks have their origins in the fifteenth century.  At that time, metal was expensive and pygg, an orange colored clay, was used for dishes and pots.  People would save their money in jars made of pygg and they became known as “pygg pots.”  Over time the word “pygg” evolved with the English alphabet as… Read more »


Scottish American of the Year 2017

Friday, August 11th, 2017

It is our sincere honor to announce Robert I. Praties as Scottish American of the Year. The award ceremony will take place Saturday, August 19th at the 33rd Annual Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival. Robert I. Praties was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on December 31, 1933 to Winifred and Robert T. Praties, a World War I veteran…. Read more »


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