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January on the Farmstead

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

  The month of January was one of astonishingly mild temperatures and BNHV staff took full advantage. Throughout January, Historic Buildings and Grounds Manager, Scott Schotz, and Farmstead Assistant, Sara Miller, were able to get much valuable work done on the farmstead. Though the barn was raised by the end of summer, it remained open to the… Read more »

The First Valentines

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

  The first Valentine’s cards were sent in the 18th century in France and Britain. Lovers would decorate handmade paper cards with romantic symbols, including flowers and love knots, often including puzzles and lines of poetry. These cards were then slipped secretly under a door, or tied to a door-knocker. In the mid-19th century, Valentine’s… Read more »

A Look Back In Time

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

  A Look Back In Time When local student Meghan Hammond was assigned a 4th grade Social Studies project requiring the construction of a model of a historic building in New York State, she came to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. Here she toured Williamsville Schoolhouse, as well as reviewed our research files on its history…. Read more »

Political Fashion

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Dress is more than mere objects and materials people put on their bodies. Dress can be a sign or symbol that refers to or stands for meanings not inherent in the material or object. In sum, the physical body when dressed reflects the “social body” or surrounding societal system (Turner, 1991). Buttons and pins have… Read more »

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