Let this institution be the grand repository of everything calculated to throw light on our history… and let our citizens unite heart and hand to build up it’s society… — Millard Fillmore, founder and president (1862-1867), on the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society
Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, constructed 1901
Winter of '77 Album- so much snow!
On January 28, 1977 hurricane forces winds swept across a frozen Lake Erie and into Buffalo NY spurring the infamous Blizzard of ‘77. Snow drifts of up to 30 feet were reported and people were stuck in their houses for more than a week.
Buffalo History website!
Walking in a Winter Wonderland…. at the foot of Niagara Falls!
The history of the Great Lakes is an interesting theme. It directly concerns many people — those who sail the waters of the lakes, those interested in their tributary resources, those who dwell in their populous cities. Few, indeed, are the residents of America to whom there have not come benefits, direct or indirect, from the masterful influences radiating from their shores. A picturesque charm pervades the scenes of early traffic and adventure. — J. B. Mansfield, History of the Great Lakes Vol. I, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1899
A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves. — Grover Cleveland, former Mayor of Buffalo (1882) who went on to be the only President of the United States to serve two non-consecutive terms