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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 »


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 »


The Art of Making Hay

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

  Contributed by Farmstead Assistant, Sara Miller, with assistance from Historic Buildings and Grounds Manager, Scott Schotz.  Hay is an important part of just about any livestock animal’s diet.  This roughage provides certain nutrients that concentrate feeds do not. Jack and Flynn certainly love their hay and eat a ton of it!  We are so… Read more »


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