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EVENTS   2019

November 6th at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center,  6:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us as John Boutet takes us through his impressive and growing Buffalo Sports Museum. A full-time elementary phys-ed teacher, and archivist/curator for the Buffalo Bisons, he has curated an impressive collection of Buffalo sports history into a jam-packed museum.

Doors open at 5:30 PM, presentation begins at 6:30 PM. The Museum will be open before, during, and after the presentation. Pizza, snacks and refreshments will be available. Admission is free.

October 15th at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center,  11:00am - 3:00pm

The Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society Research Library at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center (HDC) is open to the public on the 1st & 2nd Saturdays and 3rd Tuesdays of each month (except for July, August and September) from 11am-3pm. (For those months, the library is open by appointment.) The library is located on the second floor of the HDC at 100 Lee Street in Buffalo. It is fully handicap-accessible.

October 12th at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center,  11:00am - 3:00pm

The Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society Research Library at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center (HDC) is open to the public on the 1st & 2nd Saturdays and 3rd Tuesdays of each month (except for July, August and September) from 11am-3pm. (For those months, the library is open by appointment.) The library is located on the second floor of the HDC at 100 Lee Street in Buffalo. It is fully handicap-accessible.

October 5th at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center,  11:00am - 3:00pm

The Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society Research Library at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center (HDC) is open to the public on the 1st & 2nd Saturdays and 3rd Tuesdays of each month (except for July, August and September) from 11am-3pm. (For those months, the library is open by appointment.) The library is located on the second floor of the HDC at 100 Lee Street in Buffalo. It is fully handicap-accessible.

October 4th at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center,  7:00pm - 9:30pm

Our October monthly meeting is "A Mineral by Any Other Name," presented by Daniel Robertson, a retired geology professor from Monroe Community College. This will be a discussion of how minerals are assigned names, including those that follow convention, and others that are unconventional. This is the first time Dan will be at our meeting, so let's have a good turnout for this interesting presentation. Free admission. Please park in the lot at the rear of the Heritage DiscoveRY Center Buffalo at 100 Lee St., and enter through the middle rear door. Wheelchair access is via the front doors on Lee St.

October 2nd at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center,  6:30pm - 8:30pm

Join the Steel Plant Museum of WNY as we welcome Sandy Stark of the Forest Lawn Cemetery! She is going to take us through the different symbols found within the gates of Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Doors open at 5:30 PM, presentation begins at 6:30 PM. The Museum will be open before, during, and after the presentation. Pizza, snacks and refreshments will be available. Admission is free.

         Our September Public Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at the Don Owens Center on the Heritage Discovery Campus located at 100 Lee Street in the City of Buffalo starting at 7:00pm.

Gregory W. Lund will be presenting the program for our next public meeting. Entitled "40 Years of Being A Railfan/Railroader" Mr. Lund has worked 40 years as a railroad employee with Conrail and CSXT Railroads and a railfan many years prior to this.

There is ample free parking and is open to the general public. Guests are always welcome.

September 4th at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center,  6:30pm - 8:30pm

Join the Steel Plant Museum in welcoming Dr. Louis Rosati and his second non-fiction book focused in Lockport, New York. The story traces the rise and demise of Simonds Saw and Steel and its successors.

Doors open at 5:30 PM, presentation begins at 6:30 PM. The Museum will be open before, during, and after the presentation. Pizza, snacks and refreshments will be available. Admission is free.

August 17th at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center - 12:30pm - 3:00pm.
Doors open at 12:30pm. Admission is $5.00 at the door.

On August 17th, To celebrate the 74th Anniversary of the end of World War II, the Steel Plant Museum will be hosting a Rosie the Riveter Rally! We will be joined by The Buffalo Dolls, and some real life Rosies! Come out and celebrate their hard work to secure our freedom! Please wear your best Rosie outfit! We will be sending in photos of our Rosie look-a-likes to the American Rosie the Riveter Association! Pizza and refreshments will be available.


August 7th at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center,  6:30pm - 8:30pm

Join the Steel Plant Museum in welcoming Susan Eck as she takes us on a Visit to the Pan-American Exposition in 1901 Buffalo. In her words: "Do the Pan" the way the 1901 visitors did.

Doors open at 5:30 PM, presentation begins at 6:30 PM. The Museum will be open before, during, and after the presentation. Pizza, snacks and refreshments will be available. Admission is free.

August 2nd - 4th at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center

The WNYRHS and our Heritage DiscoveRY Center will be hosting the Buffalo & Susquehanna Railway Symposium at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center in Buffalo. This is third in a series of symposiums that have focused on the unique history of the Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad.

This year's Symposium will focus its discussion on the railroad's Buffalo Extension from Wellsville to Buffalo, as well as exploring the connections of the Goodyear family and their related businesses. Everyone is welcome to attend one or more of the planned events. Just click the "PayPal" button below for pricing and to chose the event(s) or extras you would like to add. You will be taken to PayPal's secure website in a new window. Just click the "Continue shopping" link in the upper right corner to go back to add additional items. You do not need a PayPal account to use their service. All major credit cards are all accepted.
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Saturday, July 20th. - Our July Public "Summer Social and Picnic" Meeting will be held at the Don Owens Center on the Heritage Discovery Campus located at 100 Lee Street in the City of Buffalo starting at 7:00pm.

As is our long annual tradition, our summer meeting will feature our hot dog cookout with our special deal on a dinner consisting of two dogs, side salads and a pop for just $10. The food goes on at 6:00pm so you will have a chance to socialize with other members and perhaps meet some new friends.

After dinner, we will be showing a selection of old railroad movies and videos. If you have a favorite video, either shot by yourself, or purchased, please bring it to share with the members. This has always been a fun evening and a time to meet and talk with new members and catch up with old friends. There is ample free parking and is open to the general public. Guests are always welcome.

         On Thursday, May 16th, 2019 we will hold our May Public Meeting at the Don Owens Center on the Heritage Discovery Campus located at 100 Lee Street in the City of Buffalo starting at 7:00pm.

After a brief business meeting, including updates from the various WNYRHS departments, our May program will feature member Walter Simpson, who has just published a new information-packed, beautifully illustrated book entitled "Diesel-Electric Locomotives: How They Work, Use Energy, and Can Become More Efficient and Environmentally Sustainable."

There is ample free parking and is open to the general public. Guests are always welcome.

May 1st, 2019 at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center,  6:30pm - 8:30pm

Join the Steel Plant Museum as Greg Kinal, local teacher and presenter, takes us through the amazing women from US History. This is sure to be a fascinating look of the women from all walks of life and demonstrates what they shared with us! Just in time for Mother's Day. So bring your mom, bring your sister or bring your daughter and learn about some of the amazing women in our history!

Doors open at 5:30 PM, presentation begins at 6:30 PM. The Museum will be open before, during, and after the presentation. Pizza, snacks and refreshments will be available. Admission is free.

March 6th at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center,  5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join the Steel Plant Museum of WNY and Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper as the SPM hosts the "Buffalo River History Panel" organized by Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper. Get to know more about the history of the Buffalo River at this event. Speakers include David L George-Shongo, Jr.

Doors open at 5:00 PM, presentation begins at 6:00 PM. The Museum will be open before, during, and after the presentation. Pizza, snacks and refreshments will be available. Admission is free.

February 16th & 17th, 2019: Its time to for the WNYRHS 27th Annual Winter Train and Toy Show at the Event Center on the Fairgrounds in Hamburg, New York.

Dads, Moms and Kids of all ages will love the variety of items see and buy. Over 350 Tables filled with great deals! See operating layouts, Gowanda & Buffalo Model RR Club, guest speakers, basket raffles and more! Save on: All gauges of Model Trains, Railroad Collectibles, Train Books and Videos, Collectible Toys and Die-cast toys, Lionel - K Line and more! We also will have a FREE "Kids Play Zone" filled with "Thomas© & Friends!"

There is ample free parking and Admission is only $8.00 , KIDS 12 and under are FREE!
Hours: Saturday - 10am to 5pm, Sunday - 10am to 4pm.


         On Thursday, January 17th, 2019 we will hold our January Public Meeting and Multimedia Nite will at the Don Owens Center on the Heritage Discovery Campus located at 100 Lee Street in the City of Buffalo starting at 7:00pm.

The first order of business will have the Trustee Nominating Committee present its report on the nominations for the Trustees, followed by the election. Our Program will be the Annual Members MultiMedia Night. So dig through last year's photos, or dive into your archives from years ago. You may find stuff that you haven't seen in years. Pick out your most interesting shots or videos and be prepared to narrate. We will have a regular slide projector and laptop & video projector available for use.

There is ample free parking and is open to the general public. Guests are always welcome.

Contact Us: Orchard Park - 716-662-7002       Williamsville - 716-633-7002
WNYRHS Inc., PO Box 416, Buffalo, New York  14231-0416
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