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 2019-2020 Guest Speaker Book.

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 Education Coordinator Mack Barker at (716) 245-3032 ext. 203 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)
    Abolitionism in Buffalo 1843Abraham Lincoln in Buffalo & WNYArt's Up: The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy & Its Impact Near and FarBanking in BuffaloBeerffalo: The Ales & Tales of BuffaloA Buffalo Culinary JourneyBuffalo's Sporting LifeBuffalo Then & Now: What Building was There in 1919?The Burchfield Penney Art Center: The First "Green" Art Museum in NYSCelebrating Buffalo & Beyond: The Artistic Legacy of Józef SławińskiChristmas Shopping in BuffaloThe Erie Canal: The Creation of the Empire StateFrom Soaps to Riches: Larkin, Hubbard, & WrightGerman Immigrants in Buffalo & WNYA Grave DiscussionThe Guaranty BuildingHistory of Buffalo Aviation: People, Places, & PlanesKleinhans Music HallLarkland: The Larkin Family EstateLearning, Caring, & Curing: Medical History in BuffaloThe Library in Erie CountyLife in the Original LarkinvilleMerry Christmas from Buffalo, NYA Night Out on the TownPresidents in Buffalo: Which Ones & When?Spiritualism in WNYThey Worked Hard for Their Money: Working Women at the Turn of the CenturyTop 10 Architectural FeaturesTrains Yesterday, Today, & TomorrowThe Village of Depew

    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.