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HDC Events 2020

HDC EVENTS   2020

        Starting July 11th, 2020 - Over the past 200 years, Western New York has been witness to the socioeconomic rise and decline of the mighty steel industry. Like other rust belt cities, Buffalo, New York, was once an incredible financial and manufacturing superpower on the Great Lakes. At one time, the steel industry employed almost a third of the regional population - many of whom still live in the area. As time progressed, failure to develop and compete with foreign contenders ultimately led to the collapse of its steel industry. Come see this ongoing exhibit at the Steel Plant Museum.

The exhibit: "The Steel Crisis! The Decline of Buffalo's Steel Industry" will explore why Buffalo's Steel Industry failed and the effects of its closing.

There is ample free parking and is open to the general public. For groups of six or more please call ahead at (716) 821-9361 to schedule a date and time. Thank You!

March 4th at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center,  5:30pm - 8:30pm

Join the Steel Plant Museum in welcoming Hugh M. Neeson as the SPM hosts the "The History of Bell Aircraft." Get to know more about how Bell Aircraft helped the United States win the "Space race."

Doors open at 5:30 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 15th & 16th, 2020. Its time to for the WNYRHS 29th 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 16th, 2020 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., 100 Lee Street, Buffalo, New York  14210
All Donations to the Heritage Discovery Center are Tax-Deductable!

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