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19th Century Meat Preservation

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

  Contributed by Sara Miller, Historic Village Program Administrator   Ah, the holidays!  November and December are always exceptionally busy as we prepare to celebrate the holidays with family and friends.  Gifts need to be purchased, food needs to be purchased and prepared, and travel preparations need to be made if needed.  There always seems… Read more »


Woodwrights Guild Open House Sessions

Monday, October 30th, 2017

OPEN HOUSE Thursday, November 16th SESSION Please join us for an informational open house Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 pm at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, put on by the BNHV Woodwright’s Guild.  Meet the instructors of our 19th Century Structure classes! We will be previewing our classes (to begin in early 2018), as well as displaying tools… Read more »


The Newest Additions to the BNHV Family

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Contributed by Farmstead Assistant Sara Miller   We have some new additions to our farmstead here at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village!  I am pleased to introduce you to the newest members of our BNHV family; sheep.  Building and Grounds manager, Scott Schotz, and I purchased six Hog Island breed sheep (1 Ram and 5 Ewes) from… Read more »


The Art of Making Hay: Part 2

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Contributed by Farmstead Assistant Sara Miller In July, I introduced you to the art of small scale hay making. You were able to see step by step the labor intensive process of harvesting this important crop. As promised at the end of my last article, this month’s blog is devoted to the restoration of our… Read more »


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 »


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