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Heritage Discovey Center


Western
New York
Railway
Historical
Society

Steel Plant
Museum


Nickel Plate
Road
Historical
& Technical
Society


Erie Lackawanna
Historical Society


Buffalo Lighthouse Association


Buffalo Irish Genealogy Society


Buffalo Geological Society
 
 



 6/18/19

 3/1/19





The museum is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00am - 5:00pm.
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Welcome to the
Heritage DiscoveRY Center
100 Lee Street, Buffalo, New York, 14210

Buffalo & Susquehanna Railway Annual Symposium, August 3rd and 4th, 2019

The WNYRHS and the 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, New York, as well as exploring the connections of the Goodyear family and their related businesses. Everyone is welcome to attend one or more of the many planned events.

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         The Heritage DiscoveRy Center provides the Buffalo and Niagara Frontier with a unique cultural attraction to showcase the rich railroad, marine and industrial heritage of the region. Our goal has been to create a regional attraction to capitalize on our proximity to Harbor Center, RiverBend, Canalside and Silo City to enhance an already growing and prosperous tourism market by encouraging extended-stay tourism in the Buffalo Niagara Region.

         Our dynamic museum development will creates a premier location here in Western New York to celebrate the rich industrial heritage of our region. The museum offers interactive, educational opportunities for young and old by providing a center of learning about railroad, steel, industrial and maritime history. Nearly 80% of our region’s population can trace family ties to the railroad, steel making or shipping at some point in their family history.

         Ethnic diversity and community pride are on display and demonstrated through ongoing study and exhibitions focused on the thousands of workers once employed by the railroads, steel plants and the Buffalo harbor. Our ancestors contibuted to the growth and economic development of Western New York and the nation.

         In addition to the ‘‘Western New York Railway Historical Society Inc.,’’ the Heritage DiscoveRy Center has become home to the ‘‘Steel Plant Museum of Western New York’’, ‘‘The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society, Inc.,’’ ‘‘The Erie Lackawanna Historical Society, Inc.,’’ ‘‘The Buffalo Lighthouse Association,’’ the ‘‘Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society.’’ and ‘‘The Buffalo Geological Society.’’

         Thank you for your visit and please take some time to see all we have accomplished in eight years. The Heritage DiscoveRy Center is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00am‐4:00pm where you can browse at your leisure or a volunteer can guide you through our many exhibits.




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