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 Trial of Nancy Bowen featuring Dr. Joe Stahlman
In March 1930, police arrested two Indigenous women, Nancy Bowen and Lila Jimerson, for the murder of a white woman in Buffalo, New York. Their arrests, trials, and coverage in the media would highlight issues of Indigenous sovereignty and clashing belief systems. Dr. Joe Stahlman, Director of the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum joins us to discuss the case.
The Amazing Story of William Wells Brown
William Wells Brown escaped slavery and risked his life to help others find freedom. In his spare time, he taught himself to read and write, lectured on the evils of slavery, and was the first African American to publish a novel and, later, a play.
Father Baker: Life and Legacy
Msgr. David LiPuma of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica joins us to discuss Father Nelson Baker, his many achievements, and his enduring legacy.
Abraham Lincoln & Westfield’s Grace Bedell
We're back after a long break and sharing a beloved local story. In late 1860, an eleven-year-old girl from the Western New York wrote Abraham Lincoln advising him to improve his appearance by growing a beard. That beard would become one of the future president's most recognizable features, all thanks to a letter from Westfield's Grace Bedell. Thank you for listening and stay strong, Buffalo!
Buffalo v. ”The Candy Kid”
In 1925, one of the nation's most wanted criminals pulled a deadly bank robbery in Buffalo, NY. The following year, he was caught and put on trial, but would Richard Reese Whittemore aka "The Candy Kid" ever pay for his crimes?
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For the Greater Good: Buffalo’s Wilkeson Family
How three generations of one local family each found a way to shape the nation.
Thank you for this show. I am a native Buffalonian. I just love this show. Only wish there were more episodes!
One of the best podcasts I listen to. Wish content was released more consistently and more often.
I forgot this was even a thing
This used to be so cool. Bring back the original writers