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May 2015
$6 adults, $4 seniors/military, $2 children 12 & under

Organ Grinding with Dan Wilke

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village,
3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Dan Wilke, Buffalo’s greatest organ grinder, will be demonstrating several antique instruments as he entertains visitors of all ages. The magical melodies produced by these instruments will bring you back to your childhood and are reminiscent of riding the carousel at the fair! Just in time for our annual German Sommerfest in June! There will also be a question and answer period during the demonstration. Cost is the same as our spring general admission. Funding for this program provided by:…

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$30

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: A Window in Time

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village,
3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Join us in welcoming Steve Swiat of Northwood Window Restoration in Getzville, NY.  Northwood Window Restoration specializes in the restoration of wood windows, doors and millwork for historic homes and buildings. Are you ready to save some windows? Learn the most practical and economical methods of maintenance and repair of older and historic wooden windows. Ever wonder how windows were originally constructed, why some last for centuries and others rot and fall apart after just a few years? Learn specific…

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$20

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Historic Woodworking

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village,
3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Come learn about the nuts and bolts of building historic structures with the Village’s own woodworker, Scott Schotz! He will show you how logs are felled and hewn, how plank and log structures are built and much more. If you love woodworking and historic structures, you won’t want to miss this special tour! This tour will include a look inside our state-of-the-art collections storage building. Reservations are required in advance. Once your spot is reserved, refunds will not be available.…

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June 2015

Lace Seminar

June 6 @ 8:30 am - June 7 @ 4:30 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village,
3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Join the Heritage Village Lace Guild for a morning lecture and one- or two-day classes.  There are beginning classes in lace knitting and needle lace, intermediate classes in lace knitting and bobbin lace.  There are also vendors with antique laces plus threads, tools, and books for lace-making and other needlework. The seminar will run on Saturday from 8:30am to 5pm and on Sunday from 9am to 4:30pm. For information about reservations and pricing, please call (716) 689-1440.  

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FREE PREVIEW DAY: Planting Day in the Village

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village,
3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Join us for a Free Preview Day! We will be doing some late spring planting and gardening. Entrance to the village and museum will be free!

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FREE

Volunteer Open House

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village,
3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Join us for our Volunteer Open House Saturday, June 6th, 2015 from 12:00pm-4:30pm. Check out the wide range of fulfilling and fun volunteer opportunities we offer before touring our 35 gorgeous acres on our FREE preview day! We have opportunities for those of all ages and interests. Join our team today!

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$40

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: 19th Century Photography

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village,
3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Have you come across some old 19th century family photos and are curious about the photographic process used to produce them? Are you an amateur photographer and are interested in the history of your craft? Join us in this class, taught by Jenn Libby of Genesee Libby Studio, covering the basics of the wet-plate collodion process and how to create ambrotypes, an early type of photograph made by imaging a negative on glass backed by a dark surface. Instruction will cover…

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$8 adults, $6 seniors/military, $4 children 12 and under, FREE for children 3 and under

German Sommerfest & VW Bugfest

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village,
3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Come and explore our historic village while being immersed in German culture during BNHV’s Annual German Sommerfest! The day will feature authentic German fare, beer and music by The Schnickelfrizters and The German American Musicians! Also, during the festival, check out some fabulous cars at the VW Bugfest presented by the Volkswagen Association of Western New York.     THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR’S SPONSORS!     AND SPECIAL THANK YOU TO: Rick & Karen Vilonen David Grotke Joseph & Patricia…

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49th New York State Volunteer Infantry Regimental Symposium

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village,
3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is pleased to announce their reentry into the realm of Civil War reenacting – with an educational and regional twist! BNHV will host their first annual Civil War event, with an emphasis on honoring a specific Western New York Unit. This year’s event will highlight the 49th New York Infantry Regiment during the year of 1864. This will be a daylong event honoring the soldiers, families, and descendants from this Western New York regiment. Demonstrations of…

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July 2015
$25

School of the Civil War Soldier

July 11 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village,
3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Civil War reenacting is a great way to learn about history first hand. Thousands of people engage in this hobby each year and with the Camp of Instruction organized by the American Army, reenactors representing the 34th North Carolina (Confederate) and the 64th New York (Union) Civil War regiments are ready to recruit you! During this day camp event, unit commanders will instruct young soldiers aged 8 – 14 in the structure, skills and  customs of the military during the Civil War.…

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