Rise and Fall of the Canadiana
The Buffalo History Museum Podcast
by The Buffalo History Museum
1w ago
Between 1910 and 1956, the Canadiana ferried passengers between Buffalo and Canada's Crystal Beach Amusement Park. This is the story of the ship, her demise, and her near resurrection.  ..read more
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Love Canal, Part III: Escape
The Buffalo History Museum Podcast
by The Buffalo History Museum
8M ago
Twenty years after Hooker Chemical buried its last metal drum in the depths of William Love's abandoned canal, local residents begin experiencing health problems. The ensuing years become a fight for their lives.  ..read more
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Love Canal, Part II: Hooker Chemical
The Buffalo History Museum Podcast
by The Buffalo History Museum
9M ago
Fifty years after William Love abandoned his Model City settlement in Niagara Falls, a local chemical manufacturer made use of his half-excavated canal. Part III coming next week.  ..read more
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30-Second Nightmare: The Cleve Hill School Fire
The Buffalo History Museum Podcast
by The Buffalo History Museum
11M ago
On March 31, 1954, a wooden annex of Cheektowaga's Cleve Hill School caught fire in seconds, taking the lives of fifteen children.  Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review us!  ..read more
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Ida Dora Fairbush: Buffalo’s First African American Teacher
The Buffalo History Museum Podcast
by The Buffalo History Museum
1y ago
We're joined today by Barbara Seals Nevergold, PhD to discuss the life of Ida Dora Fairbush, the first African American teacher in the Buffalo Public School District.    To learn more about Ida, clink below: https://www.buffaloschools.org/cms/lib/NY01913551/Centricity/Domain/9000/Ida-Fairbush-Biography.pdf   ..read more
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Chiquita: The Doll Lady’s Forbidden Marriage
The Buffalo History Museum Podcast
by The Buffalo History Museum
1y ago
At just 26" tall, Chiquita was one of the Pan-American Exposition's tiniest attractions. In November of 1901, she and a worker at the fair married in secret, much to the dismay of her manager, Frank Bostock, aka The Animal King.  ..read more
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Harry Houdini: Buffalo Bound
The Buffalo History Museum Podcast
by The Buffalo History Museum
1y ago
For over three decades, legendary escape artist and magician Harry Houdini made Buffalo's theaters a regular destination. Today, we recap the King of Handcuff's many visits to Western New York.  ..read more
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The Trial of Nancy Bowen featuring Dr. Joe Stahlman
The Buffalo History Museum Podcast
by The Buffalo History Museum
1y ago
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.  ..read more
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The Amazing Story of William Wells Brown
The Buffalo History Museum Podcast
by The Buffalo History Museum
1y ago
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 ..read more
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Father Baker: Life and Legacy
The Buffalo History Museum Podcast
by The Buffalo History Museum
1y ago
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.  ..read more
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