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Spring 2018 at BNHV

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Contributed by Sara Miller, Historic Village Program Administrator   Spring is arguably our busiest time of year here on the farmstead and we have been doing our best to keep up.  Before I delve into my planned topic this month, let’s take a look back at the last couple of months and what has been going… Read more »


Ranzenhofer Secures $50,000 for Artisan Education Workshop at BNHV

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Project to recreate late-1800s industrial building from Western New York New multiple-use structure to support growing demand for community programming  Amherst, NY– New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced today $50,000 in state funding to build an Artisan Education Building– on Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s (BNHV) 35-acre historic campus– that will help to create… Read more »


Maple Sugaring: An American Tradition

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Contributed by Sara Miller, Historic Village Program Administrator   Did you know that February 27th is National Pancake Day?  I can see a plate of warm pancakes drizzled in maple syrup and my stomach starts to rumble.  Yum!  But maple syrup is a relatively new thing in a tradition that spans back centuries.  Let me take… Read more »


The Language of Fans

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Fans have been used for centuries by many different cultures. Pictorial records show that the earliest fans date from around 3000 BC. The Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans all used fans for cooling and ceremonial devices. These early fans were all a fixed type, folding fans did not appear until much later in the Orient, between… Read more »


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