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EXCLUSIVE: "Central Park, Buffalo, NY: A Neighborhood of History and Tradition"

Proud Buffalonians and local history/architecture buffs have cause to celebrate this holiday season: a recently released book, “Central Park, Buffalo, New York: A Neighborhood of History and Tradition," telling the pictorial story of the beloved neighborhood, is now available.

The 214-page, full color, photo-based book focuses on one of the first planned neighborhoods in Western New York. This thoroughly documented coffee-table book takes readers on a tour of the Central Park’s graceful homes, historic churches and tree-lined streets. The book is available exclusively for sale at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society’s Museum Shop. The price is $39.95, and all proceeds go directly to the Museum.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian on Red Jacket, Six Nations, War of 1812

BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROUDLY PRESENTS PULITZER-PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR DR. ALAN S. TAYLOR

Taylor to give lecture entitled: "Red Jacket and the Role of the Six Nations in the War of 1812"

Dr. Alan S. Taylor, a renowned and award-winning author and historian, will be at the History Museum Saturday, November 13, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., to speak on a subject near and dear to our city and region.

His lecture, "Red Jacket and the Role of the Six Nations in the War of 1812," is particularly apropos for the region and the museum now. Local interest is mounting with even more than the usual fervor as we ramp up for the 2012 bicentennial of the War of 1812. In addition, the museum currently has an exciting and in-depth exhibit exploring Red Jacket in the context of John Mix Stanley's monumental painting "The Trial of Red Jacket."

Grand Theatre Has Many Similarities to Shea's Buffalo

There’s nothing like celebrating the holidays with a live theater performance at the historic Shea’s Performing Arts Center in downtown Buffalo, truly one of the area’s architectural treasures. But did you know there’s another nearby theater that boasts a similar success story? 

Trocaire College to Host Artisan Show

A variety of talented local artisans will participate in a one day only show and sale to benefit Trocaire College – a portion of the proceeds from the show will support the Trocaire Alumni Scholarship Fund.  The “Artisan Show” will be held at Trocaire’s Russell J. Salvatore School located at 6681 Transit Road in Lancaster (behind Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More) on Saturday, November 20 from 11 am – 4 pm. 

Annual Red Jacket Awards to be given Nov. 18 @ BECHS

The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society's Red Jacket Award is given annually in recognition of quiet, continued, unbroken devotion to civic progress. Created 53 years ago, in 1957, the award is based upon a medal presented in 1792 by President George Washington to the renowned Seneca orator and leader Red Jacket.

This year, the Board of Managers and Regents of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society has selected Wayne D. Wisbaum, and brothers Christopher T. and Finley R. Greene, as recipients of the award. Wisbaum is an attorney and devoted public servant, as is Christopher Greene. The late Finley Greene was a fundraising professional who aided many non-profit causes and organizations over the course of his decades-long career.

Festival of Trees Will Provide Funds to Purchase New Electronic Fetal

Proceeds from the 2010 Festival of Trees will fund new Electronic Fetal Monitors for Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.   This gift, made possible in part by event sponsors like CGF Anesthesiology Associates, PC, Mark IV Industries Foundation, Tops Friendly Markets, Fisher-Price and the physician members of University at Buffalo Pediatric Associates, Inc., will enable the Hospital to replace all the monitors with the latest and most state-of-the–art equipment.  Constant monitoring and examination during the labor process will allow doctors to monitor progress and ensure the safest possible delivery with minimal complication for both baby and mother.    

No Ahab, This Poet Lands Her Catch

A Literary Event Sponsored by Talking Leaves Books

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- On Thursday, November 4, at 7 p.m., poet Sherry Robbins will be reading from her collection of poems, “or, The Whale,” newly published by Buffalo’s BlazeVox Press.

Robbins has been an anchor in the Western New York literary world for over 30 years, as writer, teacher, publisher, mentor and friend. For a good chunk of this time, she’s been wrestling with “or, the Whale,” a book-length sequence of poems that engage Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

Books will be available for purchase; the reading and book signing is free and open to the public.