Winter Speaker Series Session #3: Origins of Buffalo – The Early Days
February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10
This five-part speaker series features different Explore Buffalo docents presenting lectures on a wide variety of topics.
FORTS OF BUFFALO:
This lecture will discuss the defenses built in the Buffalo area starting in the 1600s. We’ll look at who built these fortifications and the purpose for which they were built, from general defenses to specific threats such as the War of 1812. Lastly, we’ll look at how these defensive fortifications impacted the community in economic, social, and other ways.
Presenter: Donnie Gibson
THE RISE OF THE GRAIN ELEVATOR:
By the early twentieth century, Buffalo was one of the busiest grain ports in the world, with millions of bushels moving through the harbor each year. This presentation will explore the invention and development of the grain elevator that made this bustling port possible. From the earliest examples to later versions that were larger and more technologically sophisticated, learn about the history of these extraordinary buildings that defined Buffalo’s identity.
Presenter: Brad Hahn
All Adventures in Buffalo History sessions are from 7-9 PM on Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo on Symphony Circle.
Admission per session: $10
Explorer Pass Holders: Free