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Behind the Scenes Storage Tours

Friday, July 12th, 2013

One of the more interesting aspects of working at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is getting to see our Collections Storage facility, a 5,000 square foot temperature controlled environment in which the museum’s 30,000+ collection and archives are housed.  Thanks to the museum’s Behind the Scenes Collection Storage Tours, visitors can see firsthand how artifacts are… Read more »

What is Americana?

Friday, July 5th, 2013

“Americana” is a term that describes things that are most often associated with America, hence why the Village’s Americana Days comes the weekend after the 4th of July. Ever heard the phrase “As American as apple pie?”  Even though the treat has its origins in another country, it is most closely linked to American heritage.The many aspects… Read more »

The Deconstruction of the Doll

Friday, June 28th, 2013

A couple of weekends ago, while working at the German Festival, I went to make copies of an informational flyer.  The copy machine is in a small room that is located in the Modern Childhood exhibit.  As I exited the room,  a young girl asked me why the doll on display was named a “Yvonne… Read more »

Barber-Surgeons: Cutting More than Just Hair

Friday, June 28th, 2013

If you were to ask the average citizen of Amherst what a barber’s job is in society today, you would most likely receive some bewildered looks and a few questions about the state of your mental health.  If you asked that same question in the 18th or 19th century, however, you would receive quite a… Read more »

The Rise of Radio and the Boom of Blues

Friday, June 28th, 2013

If you happened to stop by the Buffalo Blues and Brews Festival this upcoming weekend, you most likely shared your experience through social media, whether it was a status on Facebook, a photo on Instagram, or a video on Vine.  While the recent social media boom has allowed people to update friends and family with more… Read more »

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