Explore Buffalo to present Adventures in Buffalo History

Do you love Buffalo history and want to learn more? Then Explore Buffalo’s Speaker Series is for you!

Do you love Buffalo history and want to learn more? Then Explore Buffalo’s Speaker Series – Adventures in Buffalo History – is for you! The speaker series features different Explore Buffalo docents presenting lectures on a wide variety of topics. Each session will offer two different lectures.

All sessions are from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo on Symphony Circle.

February 7
1. The Library in Erie County: A Short History & Overview of the Current Library System
2. The Village of Depew: Chauncey Depew, Railroads and F.L. Olmsted

February 21
1. Antislavery Conventions in Buffalo
2. Banking in Buffalo

March 7
1. Uncovering Terra Cotta
2. Celebrating Buffalo & Beyond: The Artistic Legacy of Józef Sławiński

March 21
1. Trailblazers of Buffalo
2. Buffalo: An Early Modern Powerhouse

General admission is $10 per session, with Explorer Pass holders admitted free. Educators, school administrators and NFCSS members are invited to participate for only $5 per evening (50 percent off the general admission price). Please bring your school ID or proof of NFCSS membership with you to purchase tickets at the door, or contact Paige Melin at paige@explorebuffalo.org to reserve in advance. Discounted rate applicable for up to two general admission tickets per ID.

In the event of extreme winter weather that requires cancellation of a session, a notice will be posted on Explore Buffalo’s website and Facebook and Twitter platforms by 5 p.m. An email will also be sent to all registered participants and a rescheduled date will be announced at a later time.

If there is a driving ban in effect in the City of Buffalo, the session will be automatically cancelled. As winter weather in Western New York often hits certain communities hard while sparing others, you are asked to use your best judgment based on local conditions and not to travel if you deem it unsafe to do so. Explore Buffalo will transfer your registration to a different date if you are unable to attend a session that does proceed as scheduled due to weather.

Please visit explorebuffalo.org for information on more tours and events plus Explorer Pass information.