The Larkin Soap Company was one of the most innovative of its time. John D. Larkin started the company, producing just two products. But through its marketing innovations, led by Elbert Hubbard, Larkin Soap Company expanded its market and product lines to food and various household items to make it a fixture in the growing city of Buffalo. Taking Larkin's innovative lead, the Larkin Center of Commerce offers a multitude of types of spaces and various leaders to guide you through the leasing experience.
The non-profit Graycliff Conservancy was founded in 1997 specifically to acquire, preserve, and restore the Graycliff Estate. A true grass-roots success story, thanks to volunteers and professionals throughout Western New York and across the United States, the Graycliff Conservancy has accomplished most of its original goals, and is making great progress in completing restoration of the Graycliff Estate, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright from 1926-31. We hope you will consider joining and advancing these efforts. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
The Burchfield Penney Art Center is a museum dedicated to the art and vision of Charles E. Burchfield and distinguished artists of Buffalo, Niagara and Western New York. Through our affiliation with SUNY Buffalo State, we encourage learning and celebrate our richly creative and diverse community.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) designed a unique residential complex for wealthy Buffalo businessman Darwin D. Martin and his family between 1903-1905. The most substantial and highly developed of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie houses in the Eastern United States, The Martin House received National Historic Landmark status in 1986. The house is considered by leading Frank Lloyd Wright scholars as one of Wright’s finest achievements of the Prairie period and, indeed, of his entire career.
The complex consists of six interconnected buildings designed as a unified composition, including; the main Martin House and a pergola that connects it to a conservatory and carriage house with chauffeur’s quarters and stables, the Barton House, a smaller residence for Martin’s sister and brother-in-law, and a gardener’s cottage added in 1909. The landscape design for the grounds of the complex is highly integrated with the overall composition of buildings.
The University at Buffalo is one of the 2 or 3 most highly ranked public research universities in the northeastern United States. Dedicated to academic excellence, UB is a flagship university in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, the largest and most comprehensive among its 64-campuses. Its doctoral program in Visual Studies is internationally recognized as one of the best, and its School of Architecture, housed in Hayes Hall, is a national leader.
An inspired group of history makers founded The Buffalo History Museum (TBHM) in 1862. They assembled a unique collection of regional paintings, photographs, artifacts, and manuscripts to share with researchers and the public. To accommodate the organization’s rapid growth more space was needed. An ideal opportunity for a new, larger space presented itself during planning for the great exposition at the turn of the 19th century. Local architect George Cary designed the New York State Building, host for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition which was to remain as a permanent home for local history. With the enlarged space, TBHM’s mission expanded and exhibitions emerged as a priority.
From handwritten business ledgers to innovations marking industries, from folders of neighborhood photos to complete soldiers’ footlockers, by 1950 TBHM catalogued and safeguarded a vast array of treasures. Today, more than 100,000 physical objects and over 200,000 photographs and 20,000 books mark time and in combination shape our understanding of Western New York’s story. Westward expansion, industrialization, immigration, transportation, Presidential, military and social history-these themes tie us to our nation’s story.
The Museum’s Library is responsible for all two-dimensional items in our collection: books, pamphlets, letters, diaries, personal papers, organizational & business records, periodicals, newspapers, scrapbooks, photographs, postcards, prints, drawings, posters, maps, atlases, microfilms, and DVDs.
We have major collections on the Holland Land Company, U.S. President Millard Fillmore, Seneca Indians, Buffalo Bills, the Pan-American Exposition, the Larkin Company, and much more. Recent collecting initiatives include our Newlywed Project, a collection of same-sex wedding memorabilia from legally married couples throughout WNY, our vintage menu collection drive seeking original menus from locally owned restaurants and the world’s largest Buffalo Bills football memorabilia collection.
TBHM’s collections tell the story of how Western New York was a force in the development – human and material - of the United States and the world.
The Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, New York, is the best preserved and most complete complex of buildings remaining in the United States of the "guilds" that evolved as centers of craftsmanship and philosophy during the late 19th century.
The Campus, designated a National Historic Landmark district (NHL) in 1986, contains nine of the original 14 structures including the Inn, the Chapel, the Print Shop, the Furniture Shop, and the Copper Shop. You are invited to come visit and discover the rebirth of the Roycroft Campus as if Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters never left.
Visit Buffalo Niagara sells and markets our assets and attractions to visitors outside the Buffalo Niagara region as a convention, tourism and leisure destination for the economic benefit of the community. VBN is Erie County’s lead marketing organization for conventions, meetings, amateur sporting events, cultural and heritage tourism and consumer travel.
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