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Collections Curiosities

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015


  We have over 200 pins and brooches in the collection, only a small part of a very extensive jewelry and personal adornment sub-collection. One particularly interesting brooch is a purple and white enamel design set in sterling silver. It was designed by Margot van Voorhies Carr, professionally known as Margot de Taxco. She was… Read more »

BNHV’s Village is now even more accessible!

Friday, July 17th, 2015


  We are now in the full swing of our summer season and hope that you, our visitors, have been enjoying our special events, programs and exhibits so far this year whether it was one of our lectures, our German Festival, or maybe a Behind-the-Scenes tour or exhibit opening. We never tire of hearing exclamations from… Read more »

Collections Curiosities

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015


  In honor of our annual German Festival that was held June 20th (we hope you enjoyed this year’s offerings!) and the traditional German music associated with the event, this month’s Collections Curiosity comes to us from Germany! We have an interesting and broad range of musical instruments that make up our Musical T & E… Read more »

New additions to BNHV’s Heritage Farmstead!

Monday, June 15th, 2015

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  Contributed by Kathy Slade, Education Coordinator.   This spring Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village initiated the first phase of the new Heritage Farmstead Project.  The Heritage Farmstead Project is a multi-phase plan for the development of a re-created 19th century farmstead on the museum grounds.  The farmstead will enable BNHV to tell the story of… Read more »

Collections Curiosities

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015


  Did you know that we have 15 samplers in our collection, the earliest having been done in 1813 and the latest in 1940? Some of our earliest samplers were reproduced by the Exemplary Needle Guild in the early 2000s. A sampler is a piece of embroidery produced as a demonstration or test of skill… Read more »

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