Tag Archives: Holidays

Holidays…in the “olden days”

Our scrapbook collection never fails to surprise and delight us!  In a few volumes devoted to holidays, we find that librarians saved newspaper articles that featured the origins and traditions of many celebrated days. Here are a few items on Halloween: … Continue reading

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Veterans Day

“The war to end all wars” or World War I came to a halt when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day weekend!

Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894, and Buffalo has a connection to its creation: President Grover Cleveland (Buffalo’s 34th Mayor) signed legislation in 1893 making the first Monday in September Labor Day.  Below are a few images of … Continue reading

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