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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 »


Hair-itage: 19th Century Women’s Hairstyles

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Women of all ages came out to BNHV to enjoy a girls’ day out and to learn about popular 19th century women’s hairstyles! Presented by BNHV’s Education Coordinator, Kathy Slade, and Curator, Kayla Shypski, this fun program was a real hit! In addition to lectures on popular women’s hairstyles during the 19th century, hair care tips… Read more »


BNHV set to participate in Heritage Preservation’s Conservation Assessment Program!

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Heritage Preservation is pleased to announce that Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village has been chosen to participate in the 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP). BNHV joins the 2,800 museums that have participated in CAP in its twenty-two year history of serving museums. Heritage Preservation’s CAP is supported through a cooperative agreement with the federal Institute of… Read more »


BNHV set to welcome a new Executive Director!

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Following a lengthy search, Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village has found its new Executive Director. Western New York native Herbert Schmidt will take the helm at the former Amherst Museum on March 24. Schmidt brings more than 12 years of nonprofit experience to BNHV, having held positions with the Greater Niagara Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America,… Read more »


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