Join Explore Buffalo for a behind-the-scenes look at the Buffalo Harbor Museum’s archives and storage. This area of the museum has never been open to the public, with the first floor containing a vast display of objects of historic, artistic and scientific interest!
The event will take place beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Buffalo Harbor Museum, 66 Erie St., Buffalo. Twenty- to 30-minute mini tours of storage areas, led by knowledgeable museum personnel, will also be included.
This is an “inside parka tour” as these storage areas are not heated. Please be sure to dress warmly — boots, gloves and a hat are recommended. The first tour will start at 1:15 p.m. and the last will start at 3:15 p.m. Allow at least 60 minutes in total to enjoy this unique collection of models, maps, ship artifacts, personal gear, logbooks and more.
Examples from several collections of period photos and of archived newspapers from the mid-1800s to the 1970s will also be on display. Guests will learn about the museum’s research library and read firsthand accounts of some famous Buffalo marine disasters.
Please note the areas of the mini tours are not handicap accessible as several flights of stairs are involved. The main museum is handicap accessible if you enter from Pearl Street. General photos during the tour are allowed, but no direct photos of photos on walls or displays are allowed. The first-floor museum has a gift shop, and after the tour guests will enjoy complimentary hot chocolate.
Admission is $25, or $20 for Explorer Pass holders and students. Please visit explorebuffalo.org for more information or to make reservations, or call (716) 245-3032.