Speaker Series

Adventures in Buffalo History

This speaker series features different Explore Buffalo docents presenting lectures on a wide variety of topics. Each session will have two different lectures.

All 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

Click on each session below for more information on the topics and to register.

2018 Winter Series

Session 1: January 25, 2018
Glitz & Glamour: Buffalo at the Turn of the Century
  • Larkland: The Larkin Family Estate
  • Virtual Tour of the Pan-American Exposition
Session 2: February 8, 2018
Adapting, Reusing, & Growing
  • Adaptive Reuse & Buffalo
  • Re-Imagining Transportation
Session 3: February 22, 2018
City of Good Neighbors: Stories of Buffalo’s Immigrants
  • German Immigrants in Buffalo & WNY
  • Polish & Italian Immigrants in Buffalo & WNY
Session 4: March 8, 2018
We Can Do It! Women of Buffalo 
  • They Worked Hard for Their Money! Working Women at the Turn of the Century
  • Married to the Mob: Buffalo Style

Weather Cancellation Policy

In the event of extreme winter weather that requires us to cancel a session, a cancellation notice will be posted on the website, Facebook, and Twitter by 5 PM. An email will also be sent to all registered participants. A rescheduled date will be announced at a later time.

If there is a driving ban in effect in the City of Buffalo, the session will be automatically cancelled. As winter weather in Western New York often hits certain communities hard while sparing others, we ask you to use your best judgment based on local conditions and not travel if you deem it unsafe to do so. We will transfer your registration to a different date if you are unable to attend a session that does proceed as scheduled due to weather.