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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 every other Tuesday. Help us grow by subscribing, rating, and reviewing us.

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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 every other Tuesday. Help us grow by subscribing, rating, and reviewing us.

    The 1866 Fenian Invasion of Canada

    The 1866 Fenian Invasion of Canada

    In an attempt to rid their homeland of British control, an army of Irish-Americans launch an attack from Buffalo into Canada during the spring of 1866. 


     


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    For more information about the Buffalo History Museum, visit www.buffalohistory.org. Also, be sure to check out our upcoming feature exhibit, "Continuum: A History of Erie County" opening October 22. 


     

    • 17 min
    The Rise & Fall of the Buffalo Braves

    The Rise & Fall of the Buffalo Braves

    Between 1970 and 1978, the Buffalo Braves brought NBA excitement to Western New York. Led by former league MVP Bob McAdoo, the team earned three playoff appearances in eight years, but ownership issues plagued the franchise. The team left Buffalo following the 1977-78 season, moving west and becoming the San Diego Clippers. 


     


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    • 27 min
    The 1908 New York to Paris Race, Part II

    The 1908 New York to Paris Race, Part II

    In 1908, teams from four countries competed in the most trying automobile endurance race to date. In the end, it was Western New York's own George Schuster crossing the finish line first in a Buffalo-made E.R. Thomas car.

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    The 1908 New York to Paris Race, Part I

    The 1908 New York to Paris Race, Part I

    In 1908, teams from four countries competed in the most trying automobile endurance race to date. In the end, it was Western New York's own George Schuster crossing the finish line first in a Buffalo-made E.R. Thomas. 


     


     

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    Buffalo's White House Wedding

    Buffalo's White House Wedding

    On June 2, 1886, Buffalo's Frances Folsom married President Grover Cleveland (also of Buffalo) in the Blue Room of the White House, making her the youngest First Lady in U.S. history.


     


     

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    The 'Almost' American League Buffalo Bisons

    The 'Almost' American League Buffalo Bisons

    In 1901, Buffalo nearly landed a Major League Baseball time with Ban Johnson's upstart American League. A double-cross by Johnson, however, gave the franchise to Boston instead. 


     


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47 Ratings

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Brilliant! More please!

This podcast is so informative, the stories so compelling that I’m itching with anticipation for the next episode. Well done!

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Fascinating history of Buffalo, but….

So far I’ve listened to several podcasts and absolutely love the content. But the music is heavy handed and distracting. I’ll keep on listening because I’m really enjoying the stories. Keep up the good work, just please ease up on background noise.

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Once one of the greatest cities

Such great history in this city. Once one of the greatest cities of this country. I often wondered why my ancestors would have chosen Buffalo as their home when they immigrated from Lithuania. It’s a shame to see what it has become today.

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