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Celebrate 118th anniversary of Pan-American Exposition with Pan-Am weekend

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Tue, May 14th 2019 01:30 pm

Three days of activities, two locations, and free admission highlight The Buffalo History Museum’s celebration of the 118th anniversary of the Pan-American Exposition from May 17-19. This weekend will showcase the history of the 1901 World’s Fair, which occupied 350 acres of land on the western edge of Buffalo, what is now Delaware Park, extending from Delaware Avenue to Elmwood Avenue and northward to Great Arrow Avenue.

A double-decker bus will provide free shuttle transportation between The Buffalo History Museum (1 Museum Court) and the Resource Center (459 Forest Ave.).

Schedule:

“M&T Third Friday,” May 17

  • Museum open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Resource Center open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

At the Museum:

  • Noon-1 p.m. – Architecture tour of the New York State Building
  • 1-3 p.m. – Docent-led tours

At the Resource Center:

  • All-day – Pan-Am display of souvenirs
  • 10 a.m. to noon – Kids activities
  • 1-3 p.m. – Docent-led tours
  • Behind-the-scenes mini-tours – 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 18

  • Museum open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Resource Center open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At the Museum:

  • 10 a.m. to noon – “Secrets from the Stacks: Pan-American Exposition”
  • 10 a.m. to noon – Kids activities
  • Noon-1 p.m. – Architecture tour of the New York State Building
  • 1-3 p.m. – Docent-led tours

At the Resource Center:

  • All-day – Pan-Am display of souvenirs
  • 1-3 p.m. – Docent-led tours

Sunday, May 19

  • Museum open noon to 5 p.m.
  • Resource Center open noon to 5 p.m.

At the Museum:

  • Noon-1 p.m. – Architecture tour of the New York State Building
  • 1-3 p.m. – Docent-led tours
  • Noon-2 p.m. – Kids activities

At the Resource Center:

  • All-day – Pan-Am display of souvenirs
  • 1-3 p.m. – Docent-led tours

For more information, call the museum at 716-873-9644 or visit www.buffalohistory.org.

About The Buffalo History Museum

The Buffalo History Museum has been one of Western New York's premier historical organizations since 1862. Collections, exhibits and programs tell the stories of the people, events and movements that demonstrate Western New York's essential place in shaping American history.

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