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Historic Hoover House Adopted by Erie and Niagara Insurance Association

Historic Hoover House Adopted by Erie and Niagara Insurance Association

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (BNHV) is proud to announce the adoption of its historic George W. Hoover House by Erie and Niagara Insurance Association. The adoption is part of BNHV’s new Adopt-a-House Program. The program offers local organizations, businesses and corporations the opportunity to sponsor a house for a five-year period. 

Pickles, Tea and Brunch on the Event Menu at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Pickles, Tea and Brunch on the Event Menu at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village has plenty of fun family activities planned during the month of November, from a celebration of National Pickle Day to a rare look inside the museum’s state-of-the-art collections storage building!

Heritage Village relies on the hard work and dedication of many volunteers, and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 15, will host a Volunteer Brunch for all those who have volunteered at the facility over the past year. Volunteers are asked to contact Heritage Village for more information.

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery to Host Exhibit, Classes

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery to Host Exhibit, Classes

 

“Märchenfiguren: New Works by Mari” is the next month-long exhibit to be featured at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Featuring the work of artist Candice Pack and based on a collection of fairy tales written by Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm in the early 1800s, Märchenfiguren will be on display from Oct. 7 through Nov. 1, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Open to the public, the reception will also feature live music by Dana Eric Misenheimer.

Oil painting classes with artist Lucette Banas will be offered from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on four Thursdays starting Oct. 16. Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of painting in oils. The cost is $120 or $110 for gallery members.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Announces New Adopt-a-House Initiative

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Announces New Adopt-a-House Initiative

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is proud to unveil its latest development campaign, the Adopt-a-House Program. 

On Sept. 16, BNHV and the Amherst Women’s Interclub Council unveiled many updates that were made to one of the museum’s 11 historic buildings located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. These updates were made with funds raised at the Interclub Council’s annual fundraising luncheon and raffle. 

Cheektowaga Native Seeks Music Award

Lisa Racki Barrett, a local singer/songwriter, has been nominated for the second consecutive year in the 2014 Clay’s Country Music Awards for Best Female Artist. Barrett, a Cheektowaga native and 1986 graduate of Cheektowaga Central High School, is grateful to the fans for voting her into the top spot last year and would like to make it two in a row. She’s asking for help again in the all fan-based voting contest sponsored by Clays Country Radio. To vote, visit www.clayscountry.com and click on “Vote Here in the 2014 awards.” Visitors may vote once daily per IP address through Sept. 30. Barrett took first place in another international contest two years ago with her original song, “When You Look at Me,” which she wrote in honor of her nephew, Austin, who died of cancer before his second birthday. While she grew up performing in church groups and high school musicals, “When You Look at Me” was her first experience writing a song.

Annual Colden Arts & Music Festival Returns in October

Annual Colden Arts & Music Festival Returns in October

 

Coming off its most successful year in 2013, the annual Colden Arts Festival & Belle Star Music Festival makes its return from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4-5. A celebration of community, art and music, the festival also celebrates the beautiful fall foliage decorating the Colden landscape.

The arts festival, located in downtown Colden, will feature a variety of local exhibitors and artists selling their wares and competing for awards and prizes. Other highlights will include art created by Colden Elementary School students, a Saturday morning  farmers’ market, rummage sale, Wendel’s chicken barbecue and food vendors.

Quilt Seminar, 5K Run Headline September Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Quilt Seminar, 5K Run Headline September Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

From quilt-making and woodworking to a fun run through the country, September at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will offer something for everyone!