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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 »

Collections Curiosities

Thursday, December 31st, 2015


  Well, winter is here. Time to figure out how to occupy ourselves indoors! Pick up that novel you’ve dogeared, dust off the treadmill or finally learn a new craft. Take a leaf out of a Victorian-era woman’s book and take up embroidery or needlepoint. The “Cult of Domesticity”, first named and identified in the early part… Read more »

New to the Village this season…a hay barrack!

Friday, December 18th, 2015

We’re heading into the thick of winter now but here’s a nice “summer-y” post to remind you of our Village. In August a hay barrack was added to the farmstead site out in the Village. Hay barracks are open air shelters created to store hay. The decision to add a hay barrack to the farmstead was… Read more »

BNHV will be closed from December 24th to January 6th

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Happy Holidays from BNHV! The staff at BNHV would like to wish you a most joyous holiday season! Thank you for your continued support throughout the past year. We hope you will join us for some amazing programs and events to come in 2016! **BNHV will be closing for the holidays at 2:00pm on Wednesday, December… Read more »

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