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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 »


Helmets to Hives: Beekeeping for Veterans

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

  Contributed by Sara Miller, Historic Village Program Administrator   Brrr, it has been cold so far this winter!  While bundled up in layers of clothing, it is hard to believe that Spring is just around the corner.  Ahh Spring, the season of new beginnings.  The weather gets warmer, baby birds peek their heads out of… Read more »


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