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The Buffalo History Museum Podcast is the premier source for Western New York history. Each episode, we tell a story of the people and events that have shaped our region. New episodes are released monthly. Help us grow by subscribing, rating, and reviewing us.

The Buffalo History Museum Podcast The Buffalo History Museum

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    • 4.9 • 113 Ratings

The Buffalo History Museum Podcast is the premier source for Western New York history. Each episode, we tell a story of the people and events that have shaped our region. New episodes are released monthly. Help us grow by subscribing, rating, and reviewing us.

    Two Souls Lost: The Titanic and Buffalo

    Two Souls Lost: The Titanic and Buffalo

    112 years ago today, RMS Titanic disappeared into the icy depths of the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. The disaster would take the lives of more than 1,500 passengers and crew, two of whom were Buffalo's own. This is their story.

    • 16 min
    The Saturn Club Liquor Raid

    The Saturn Club Liquor Raid

    On August 23, 1923, a team of Federal Prohibition Agents raided Buffalo's elite Saturn Club in search of illegal alcohol. The raid, which uncovered large amounts of booze, was led by one of the Saturn Club's own members, "Wild" Bill Donovan. 

    • 15 min
    Rise and Fall of the Canadiana

    Rise and Fall of the Canadiana

    Between 1910 and 1956, the Canadiana ferried passengers between Buffalo and Canada's Crystal Beach Amusement Park. This is the story of the ship, her demise, and her near resurrection. 

    • 22 min
    Love Canal, Part III: Escape

    Love Canal, Part III: Escape

    Twenty years after Hooker Chemical buried its last metal drum in the depths of William Love's abandoned canal, local residents begin experiencing health problems. The ensuing years become a fight for their lives. 

    • 36 min
    Love Canal, Part II: Hooker Chemical

    Love Canal, Part II: Hooker Chemical

    Fifty years after William Love abandoned his Model City settlement in Niagara Falls, a local chemical manufacturer made use of his half-excavated canal. Part III coming next week. 

    • 20 min
    Love Canal, Part I: Model City

    Love Canal, Part I: Model City

    In 1894, William T. Love broke ground on his grand vision—a utopian community which he called "Model City." His dream however, would never come to pass. In time, what remained of his project would become the epicenter of one our nation's worst environmental disasters. Stay tuned for part two.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

TalathanU ,

This podcast is great!

Anthony Greco does an amazing job at storytelling. It’s amazing to hear all of the history of Buffalo. Congrats, Buffalo History Museum, for making something so unique.

mfb80 ,

Preserving Buffalo’s rich history

Im a lifelong Buffalonian and this podcast shares so many stories about Buffalo that I had never heard. Each podcast is well researched and very informative. The narrator does a great job of making you feel like you were present at the time of the story

Anth0711 ,

Too much ideology

Some episodes are excellent and provide fascinating insights into often little known events about this great city.

Sadly, other episodes reflect the obvious underlying liberal ideology that drives both the participants and sponsors of the podcast.

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