Here is information on our SPEAKER SERIES for through June 2024:
EACH THIRD TUESDAY OF JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, MAY AND JUNE. AT 7PM AT 100 KNOCHE ROAD. FREE. Donations Appreciated. Plenty of parking, handicap accessible.
See also our December 2023 Newsletter
Tonawanda Kenmore History Museum
Speaker Presentations January through June 2024 - 100 Knoche Road at 7:00 PM
RSVP recommended: email@example.com
or call (716) 275-5647 plenty of parking, handicap accessible
All speaker presentations are FREE. A small donation will be graciously accepted.
January 16 * The Larkin Administration Building
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1904 and demolished in 1950. Travel back in time with Jerry Puma to examine this unique building and better understand why we still talk about it today and the reasons for its significance. This will be done by looking at images that were obtained from the Larkin family, as well as rare artifacts from the building. Jerry will surprise you with its current location. Jerry is a retired behavioral health practitioner and administrator as well as a faculty member at ECC. He is now Director of Acquisitions at the Larkin Gallery in Larkinville. He also collects and restores classic Cadillacs, which includes a 1964 Eldorado he has owned for 41 years.
February 20 * Building the Buffalo Harbor and the Growth of WNY
Mike Casella is a long time Kenmore and Town resident. He is a Ken West graduate who retired from GM after 46 years. He is a board member of the Buffalo Harbor Museum and does Buffalo River History and city tours. He will speak about how building out the Buffalo Harbor impacted our area.
March 19 * Historic & Influential People from Buffalo & WNY—the Early 1800's
Rick Falkowski returns to present Information and photos about people who influenced the history, culture and commerce of WNY in the early 1800s. He will discuss, for example, noteworthy politicians, inventors, businessmen, The War of 1812, building the Buffalo Harbor and the Erie Canal. Rick has been involved in all aspects of entertainment in WNY for over 60 years. He is the founder of The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and author of books on WNY entertainment and History.
April 16 * Daredevils of Niagara
Come one, come all as we journey back to the adventurous days at Niagara Falls. The 1800s were a time for daring feats performed by those who challenged the mighty Niagara River. Our presenter, Carol Rogers, is retired from Niagara Parks as an Environmental Educator and Historian. She recently presented, "lce Bridges" at TKHS in 2023.
May 21 * Pianos, Planes and Paraphernalia
Mary Ann Kedron is active in the Black Rock/Riverside section of Buffalo and is currently a board member of the Black Rock Historical Society. She will discuss the history and industry of our neighbor to the south. She earned a PhD and MBA and is retired from a long career in the health care field as an administrator and planner. Of late she is an author of "The Critter Chronicles" a series of children's books. She lives in one of the very few homes in Buffalo that overlooks the Niagara River.
June 18 * Bawdy Buffalo
Mrs. Susan Rumsey, third wife of Dexter Rumsey, as portrayed by Marla Bujnicki, will give an upper-class view of the "ruffians and "soiled doves" of the Buffalo and Tonawanda waterfronts. Canalside, as we know it today, was at times called The Crossroads, the "Hook" and Dante Place. The area in the City of Tonawanda we know as Tops, City Hall and condos, was called "Goose Island". Marla is retired from Homeland Security and is a docent for Forest Lawn, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Miss Buffalo Il, and more.
Telephone : 716-275-5647
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society
c/o Kenmore Municipal Building
2919 Delaware Avenue, Room 14
Kenmore NY 14217