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New exhibit showcases Buffalo's Old First Ward community

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Fri, Jun 7th 2019 05:40 pm

The Buffalo History Museum will host an opening reception for a new exhibit, “I Got Somethin’ To Show You,” by Buffalo-born photographer Shannon Davis, on Wednesday, June 19.

“I Got Somethin’ To Show You” captures the environment and people of Buffalo’s Old First Ward community through vivid photography, emphasizing how the Old First Ward has maintained a level of pride and resilience despite economic hardships throughout the 20th century.

“This photographic series illustrates the wealth of the neighborhood beyond its architectural backdrop,” Davis said. “The portraits of faces unguarded, the pace of a moment or buildings caught in perpetual inertia express my veneration for this urban hamlet.”

“I Got Somethin’ To Show You” complements the museum’s collections and current exhibits, which explore Buffalo’s former cornerstone industries and share the stories of the diverse communities who have helped shape the city.

The exhibit will be located in the museum’s Community Gallery to Sept. 15.

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

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