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9/11 Remembered

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

BNHV remembers the 2,977 individuals who lost their lives on 9/11, in particular the victims who had local connections to our communities here in Western New York. We honor their lives, their memory and extend our sympathies to their families and loved ones. We also recognize the roles of the brave first responders who answered… Read more »


School of the Civil War Soldier

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

BNHV’s Americana Days earlier in July featured a rather special activity this year, the School of the Civil War Soldier. The program was run by the 34th North Carolina Reenactment Group. There were about twelve young “soldiers” who spent the day learning what it was like to live a day in the life of a Civil… Read more »


Heritage Heirloom Vegetable Garden

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

This spring our Education Coordinator, Kathy, and our maintenance staff put together three large raised beds for the Elliott kitchen garden. The beds are located between the Blacksmith shop and Elliott house. The garden beds were constructed, after extensive research, to emulate what Mrs. Elliott would have had outside the home in 1851. In keeping… Read more »


BNHV’s first Behind-the-Scenes tour of the season goes off without a hitch!

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

BNHV’s first Behind-the-Scenes Tour was this past Saturday and focused on the importance of historic preservation along with an up close and personal look at two of our historic homes, Elliott House and Smith Log House. Guests were invited into the houses and allowed a look upstairs in both structures, something that is usually forbidden… Read more »


After six long months of renovations…

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Our Erie Canal exhibit is finally done! Supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities, we kicked off renovations in November of last year. It was quite a process – converting a long coat room hallway into the interiors of a miniature street of shops where previously there had only been… Read more »


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