Historic characters come to life at every turn
On Friday, Feb. 21, Western New York history will come to life during "M&T Third Fridays: A 'Lively' Night at The Buffalo History Museum." Admission is free all day, and a full program of history-related activities and entertainment will take place from 6-9 p.m.
Actors and re-enactors portraying historic storytelling characters will represent seven exhibits in the museum. Featured are:
•Millard Fillmore (Peter Wolfe) in the "Street of Shops";
•Erastus Granger (Tom Shobert) in the "The John R. Oishei Pioneer Gallery":
•George Pierce (Billy McEwen) in the "Bflo Made Exhibit";
•Mary Talbert (Mary Craig) in the "Neighbors Exhibit":
•Red Jacket (Al Parker) in the "The John R. Oishei Native American Gallery";
•Abe Lincoln (David Krutiz) in the "State Court Room"; and
•War of 1812 Soldiers (volunteers from Old Fort Niagara) in the "By Fire & Sword: The War in the Niagara Frontier Theatre, 1812-1814 Exhibit."
The celebration also includes museum tours, artifact scavenger hunts, crafts and more.
The Buffalo History Museum is a Western New York historical organization, serving since its founding in 1862 to collect, research, interpret and share the Niagara Frontier's rich history. Its collections include more than 100,000 artifacts, 200,000 photographs, and 20,000 books. The Buffalo History Museum annually presents a wide array of programs, exhibits, tours, outdoor events and activities for all ages.