M&T Bank will launch the first of its M&T Third Friday programs this Friday in the Buffalo History Museum.

The event offers free admission to the museum and resource center all day.

Scheduled are docent-led tours of several exhibits, including “150th Ever After” and “Spirit of the City: Imagining the Pan-American Exposition.”

M&T will also sponsor “Giants of Buffalo,” a new speaker series that spotlights specific industries and honors Western New Yorkers who have made extraordinary contributions in their fields of endeavor.

This event is free for card-holding members of the Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo Broadcasters Association, Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame and the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. Nonmembers will be charged $10.