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2019 Issue #2/Summer


NOW THRU JULY
UNCLE SAM
at the Orchard Park Library

See a selection of unique Uncle Sam memorabilia from the Buffalo Presidential Center's Richardson Family Collection.

4570 S. Buffalo Rd. Orchard Park NY 14127
Library Hours:
M, Tu & Th 10am-9pm; Wed 1-9pm;
Fri & Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 12-5 pm

CLOSED 4th of JULY


ERIE COUNY AWARDS FUNDING TO THE BUFFALO PRESIDENTIAL CENTER

The Buffalo Presidential Center thanks County Executive Mark Poloncarz and members of the Erie County Legislature for including us in their 2019-2020 budget.  According the BPC Trustee and Treasurer Scott Gehl, this investment by Erie County “has permitted us to expand programming and to plan for a more significant future in the County and Region's cultural tourism landscape.”  We are most appreciative for this endorsement of the important work we do to tell the story the Buffalo and Erie County’s unique U.S. Presidential history. 
DID YOU MISS THESE RECENT EVENTS?  
KAREN LITTLE AS MARIA LOVE
JUNE 12--BUFFALO HISTORY MUSEUM
Karen Little, author and former executive director of Buffalo's Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund, treated audience members to a "conversation" with Maria M. Love about Ms. Love's  lifetime of service to Buffalo's disadvantaged mothers and children.  Recalling her upbringing, including her parents' involvement in the  Underground Railroad, "Maria" recounted how, from an early age, she was inspired to uplift others. Among her many accomplishments was her organization of a daycare program for working immigrant mothers that became a model for child care in the U.S. Little's portrayal of Love was so compelling that audience members felt like the 19th century "guiding spirit in the development of social work" was actually in the room with them.

A special thanks to our cosponsors: The Buffalo History Museum & the Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund
 
KICK OFF OF BPC'S NEW HOME AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY
JUNE 13TH-CENTRAL LIBRARY

George Cleveland, Grandson of Buffalo's own U.S. President Grover Cleveland and Frances Folsum Cleveland spoke about the importance of history.  After his talk that included plenty of family lore, Cleveland visited with the crowd and answered questions in his typical engaging style.  Citing the BPC's work as an important part of Buffalo's reclamation of its history, Cleveland told WIVB/Channel 4 News, "It's huge.  Not only with the people who became president, but also the people who attempted to be President from here or those who were Vice-President.  
Click here to watch Cleveland's complete interview with Channel 4.

Melissa Ellis is currently completing her graduate program in Critical Museum Studies with a concentration in Arts Management at the University at Buffalo.  Ms. Ellis has interned at the Burchfield Penney Art Center archives, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery curatorial department, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the registrar’s office. She has joined the BPC's marketing committee.

Byron Gillan is a published author and small business owner. Mr. Gillan is Finance Chair for World Refugee Day. He serves on the BPC's social media committee.

Courtney Speckmann is a museum consultant with over 12 years of experience in the museum and public history fields, most recently as the Director of Education at the White House Historical Association in Washington, D.C. Ms. Speckmann earned a master’s degree in Museum Education from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University in History with teacher certification in Social Studies for grades 7-12. She is working to establish the BPC's advisory board enhancement committee. 

CLICK HERE NOW...TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION

Thanks to
Anne Eisenberg and Bob Hochberg
for their valuable volunteer contributions.

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