Category Archives: Local History

New Online Resources for the New Year

Civil War Soldiers Data – The New York State Military Museum has put the annual reports of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York pertaining to Civil War soldiers online, organized by regiment.  These reports include basic military service … Continue reading

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Happy Kwanzaa!

Did you know that Buffalo has one of the largest celebrations of Kwanzaa in the United States?   Its celebration here is so prominent that Maulana Karenga, the holiday’s creator, has visited Buffalo during its celebration for most years since 1967.  … Continue reading

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It’s AM&Azing!

If you’ve lived in Buffalo, you probably remember the AM&A’s Christmas windows on Main St. in downtown. The day after Thanksgiving families would pile into their cars or public transportation to view the mechanical wonders. Not to be outdone, nearby … Continue reading

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A Buffalo Weather Bibliography

  Annual Meteorological Summary of Buffalo, New York – U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau.  Buffalo QC 984.N6 U62.  Buffalo weather data for the years 1906-1939.  Monthly summaries of data such as temperature, precipitation, and wind is given as … Continue reading

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Snowy Buffalo Days Gone By

Check out this photo of a snow plow trying to make its way down a Buffalo street following a blizzard! This clipping is in the “Weather” scrapbook, one of many in the Grosvenor Room’s scrapbook collection.

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Say it ain’t snow!

   Earlier this week we were a bit surprised by a heavy snowfall that snarled traffic, left motorists stranded along the New York State Thruway, closed schools and prompted driving bans. Buffalo and its surrounding suburbs are no strangers to snow … Continue reading

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Happy Hanukkah!

Buffalo’s first citywide celebration of Hanukkah took place in 1945.  The Jewish Education Bureau and the Jewish Center were two sponsors of the event.  The day’s activities included prayer led by Rabbi Gedaliah Kaprow of the Humboldt Orthodox Center. The … Continue reading

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