Guest Speaker Program

Bring the experience of an Explore Buffalo tour to your facility! Our docents will come to you to share the fascinating facts of Buffalo’s history in a range of topics sure to fit your group’s interests! All of our available talks can be found in the 2018 Guest Speaker Book 2018.

Guest Speaker engagements are one hour long and include a 45 minute presentation followed by 15 minutes for discussion & Q&A. Guest Speaker engagements cost $75.

For more information, please contact (716) 245-3032 or

To get started booking your guest speaker, please fill out the form below.


Booking Form:

Guest Speakers must be booked at least one month in advance. Please note that the availability of our talks is subject to our docents’ personal schedules & availabilities.

Contact Name (required)

Group/Facility Name (required)

Contact Email (required)

Contact Phone (required)

Facility Address (required)

Desired Date of Talk (required)

Preferred Time (required)

Is this date & time flexible? (required)

Which talks are your group interested in? Please check three. (required)
Abraham Lincoln in Buffalo & WNYArt's Up: The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy & Its Impact Near and FarBefore Buffalo: The French, English, & Native AmericansBuffalo History: 1940-PresentBuffalo's Sporting LifeBuffalo Then & Now: What Building was There in 1917?The Burchfield Penney Art Center: The First "Green" Art Museum in NYSChristmas Shopping in BuffaloThe Erie Canal: The Creation of the Empire StateFrom Soaps to Riches: Larkin, Hubbard, & WrightA Grave DiscussionThe Guaranty BuildingHistory of Buffalo Aviation: People, Places, & PlanesKleinhans Music HallLearning, Caring, & Curing: Medical History in BuffaloLife in the Original LarkinvilleMerry Christmas from Buffalo, NYA Night Out on the TownPresidents in Buffalo: Which Ones & When?Saloon to Speakeasy: Prohibition in BuffaloSnake Oil Salesmen of WNYTrains Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow

Does your facility have technology available for the presentation: (required)
Screen YesNo
Projector YesNo
Laptop YesNo
All Required Cables YesNo
Microphone YesNoNot Necessary

What is your expected audience size? (required)

Do you plan to advertise this event publicly? (required)

If yes, please explain:


We will contact you within 2-5 business days to process your request and move forward with booking.