Category Archives: Local History

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2011

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. After a long struggle, the law was signed in 1983. Observance began in 1986. In 1994, Congress designated the holiday as a national day of … Continue reading

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Famous Look-Alikes: Part Two

Here are our famous look-alikes and who the Grosvenor Room staff think they resemble:         Robert Downey Jr. Source: Men of Buffalo. Chicago: Marquis, 1902. http://tinyurl.com/4w77npu. Online @ http://www.archive.org/

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Famous Look-Alikes

Do any of your ancestors look like someone famous?  Check out the portraits below that we found in the Grosvenor Room collection.  Who do you think they look like?  Check back tomorrow to see who Grosvenor Room staff think they … Continue reading

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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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