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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 Buffalo History Museum Podcast The Buffalo History Museum

    • History
    • 4.9 • 82 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 every other Tuesday. Help us grow by subscribing, rating, and reviewing us.

    The Trial of Nancy Bowen featuring Dr. Joe Stahlman

    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. 

    • 40 min
    The Amazing Story of William Wells Brown

    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.

    • 33 min
    Father Baker: Life and Legacy

    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. 

    • 23 min
    Abraham Lincoln & Westfield’s Grace Bedell

    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!

    • 18 min
    Buffalo v. ”The Candy Kid”

    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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    • 34 min
    For the Greater Good: Buffalo’s Wilkeson Family

    For the Greater Good: Buffalo’s Wilkeson Family

    How three generations of one local family each found a way to shape the nation.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Eliza Blue ,

Great show!

Thank you for this show. I am a native Buffalonian. I just love this show. Only wish there were more episodes!

Golonkam ,

Great content!

One of the best podcasts I listen to. Wish content was released more consistently and more often.

EleanorCary ,

I forgot this was even a thing

This used to be so cool. Bring back the original writers

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