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The Rail Barons on Board with Model Trains at the Historical Society

The Rail Barons on Board with Model Trains at the Historical Society

All on board for the holiday running of the Rail Barons display!

The Rail Barons will be in residence at the Historical Society and running the model train set-up every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 28 through Feb. 28, with a special holiday schedule that includes December 26, 28, 29, 30, and January 2.

The Rail Barons display includes HO-gauge model trains running on more than 200 feet of track, as well as a scale Erie Canal lock and 100 miniature buildings portraying Buffalo and Western New York at the turn of the 20th century.

Visitors to the train display will also enjoy access to the museum’s exhibits, including the new “Fact, Fiction & Spectacle: The Trial of Red Jacket,” which features several of the museum’s most remarkable artifacts, while telling an amazing story of one of our region’s well-known figures, the Seneca orator Red Jacket.

Christmas Program to Feature Annunciation School Students

Christmas Program to Feature Annunciation School Students

Annunciation Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host its annual Christmas program beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 16. Performed by students from Annunciation School, the event is open to the public.

 Offering academic programs for students in Pre-K through Grade 8, Annunciation currently serves the following school districts: Alden, Alexander, Attica, East Aurora, Cheektowaga, Depew, Iroquois, Lancaster, Orchard Park and West Seneca. For more information or to arrange a tour of the school, please call 681-1327 or visit www.annunciationschoolelma.com.

Holiday Event to Benefit AIDS Community Services

Ebenezer: Do You Believe A Man Can Change?, a unique one-man show by Lee John to benefit AIDS Community Services, will be held at 7:30 p.m. December 15 and 16 at the Evergreen Conference Center/BUA, 119 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 499-1755.

Lee John explores Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in a unique, fun and intensely emotional way. It is a “behind the scenes” look at Ebenezer’s fateful night. In Lee’s version, Jacob Marley is not repentant, yet has one word that can save us all. The three ghosts are “off-duty union workers” that spout wisecracks and wisdom to the audience.  They discuss silk sheets, TJ Maxx, movies, obesity, husky jeans, union rules and yes, Ebenezer. 

Historical Society Gift Shop Well-Stocked with Buffalo-Related Gifts

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Welcome to one of the best gift shops in the area. Lauded for its many books about the region, the Historical Society Museum Store offers a wide selection of quality items related to the history of Western New York and its people.

The shop carries postcards, posters, fine gift items, children's books, and a wide selection of publications about Buffalo architecture, ethnic heritage, genealogy, the Arts & Crafts movement, and Frank Lloyd Wright. All purchases help support the museum's mission to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Western New York -- they also make amazing gifts at the time of year, and are a thoughtful way to spend locally and enhance engagement with the community

A Busy Week Ahead at Annunciation School in Elma

You can tell the holiday season is upon us, and Annunciation School in Elma is full of the holiday spirit.

The eighth grade class is sponsoring a Christmas tree sale under the school’s pavilion from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 3; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 4; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 5.

Boy Scout Troop 325 will be conducting a bottle and can drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 4, in the church parking lot. Proceeds will help the Scouts purchase necessary camping and cooking equipment.

Videos Allow WNY Travelers to Discover the Spirit of London Before Crossing the Border

Shops, restaurants, theater, cultural institutions, wineries, museums, markets, comfortable hotels, sports and recreation, slot machines, special events ... sounds like a fun and accurate description of Western New York, right?

Actually, the exciting and equally inviting city of London, Ontario, boasts many similarities to the Buffalo region. Maybe that’s why more and more Buffalonians are traveling to London for a quick getaway.

Roycroft Renaissance Artisans Featured at Holiday Roycroft Winter Arts & Crafts Festival

The Roycrofters-At-Large- Association (RALA) is currently preparing for their 35th Winter Show in East Aurora, NY.  Arts & Crafts enthusiasts will be delighted by the Artisans hand-designed and handcrafted artwork.