It’s a big weekend for the Buffalo History Museum, which will celebrate the opening of four new or updated exhibitions Friday.
Visitors will have a chance to explore the newly renovated and renamed John R. Oishei Native American Gallery, which includes a display of a type of Native American headdresses known as “gustoweh,” as well as a walk-in longhouse and information and artifacts associated with local Seneca legend known as Red Jacket.
The museum also will open two War of 1812-themed shows. The first is the interactive exhibition “By Fire and Sword: War in the Niagara Theatre 1812-1814,” in which visitors can use touch-screen tablets to navigate through the conflict. The other is “Star Spangled Nation,” a touring collection of paintings by contemporary artists featuring War of 1812 scenes.
Friday also marks the opening of “Lost and Found” in the Buffalo State Museum Studies Gallery, which considers endangered pieces of architecture in the region. Each semester, the gallery will host exhibitions organized by SUNY Buffalo State graduate students.
Call 873-9644 or visit www.bechs.org for more information.
– Colin Dabkowski