August 2014 Program
Special Members Only Event!
The Future of Genealogy at Forest Lawn:
The Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center
Saturday, August 16, 2014
> 10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. WNYGS Business Meeting
> 10:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Presentation
> 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Optional Paid Trolley Tour
Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 2062 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14208
Jessica Johnson, Chana Kotzin, and John Edens of Forest Lawn will present an insider’s look at the Margaret L. Wendt Archive & Resource Center. Scheduled to open in the summer of 2014, this 3,140-square-foot archival “center of excellence” will protect, conserve and make publicly accessible more than 1.2 million historical and genealogical documents. Join us for this free members-only program as we learn about the center’s plans, progress, and the exciting future ahead.
Forest Lawn will also be offering WNYGS members the opportunity to sign-up for an optional history trolley tour that will immediately follow the presentation. The ticket price is $10.
Seating for both events is limited, and advance registration is required. Click here to download a PDF version of the program flyer. Please note all registrations must be received no later than August 9, 2014.
Location and Parking:
The Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center is located within the cemetery gates across the street from Canisius College near the intersection of Main Street and Jefferson Avenue.
If heading towards downtown Buffalo on Main, turn right into the Forest Lawn campus using the driveway immediately following the Margaret L. Wendt sign.
Make a sharp right into the designated Archive parking lot.
In the case of this special program, the parking lot gate arm will be open. If it is not (as in the case someone was to arrive late), there is a call button on the gate panel that rings at the front desk. Press the button, and a staff member will then raise the arm for the visitor.
Visitors should park in this front lot or the connected lot marked with an "additional parking" sign.
There are sidewalks to both entrances. Please enter using the far left set of doors.
Last updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014