November 2017 Program


Annual Society Meeting & Elections
with Special “Our Military Story” Program

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo, NY 14216


Join the Western New York Genealogical Society as we explore our shared military history.

Part I: Annual Society Meeting and Elections
(10:30-11:00 a.m.)

Part II: Exhibit - “For Home & County”: Exploring the World War I Experience
(11:00 a.m. start for those only participating in the tour and 1:00 p.m. start for those participating in the training)

Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a special docent-guided tour of the Buffalo History Museum’s latest exhibit, “For Home & County”. This year marks the 100th anniversary of American involvement in World War I. During the war, our nation lost nearly 117,000 of its bravest men and women. The exhibit commemorates the sacrifice of 968 lives from Western New York. Visitors will explore their stories and view rarely before seen artifacts from the collection including home front advertising, uniforms, and weaponry. A faux-bunker installation will honor the soldiers of the decisive Meuse-Argonne Offensive and a memorial wall within the exhibit will give remembrance to each man and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Additionally, the coinciding WWI propaganda poster exhibit will also be on display.

Part III: Workshop - Veterans History Project Interviewer Training
(11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Presented in partnership with the Library of Congress and the American Folklore Society, Veterans History Project trainers will be traveling to Buffalo to present a special two-hour workshops designed to increase participants' understanding of the personal aspects of oral history interviewing and the technical aspects of audio and video documentation, as well as the specifics of VHP guidelines so that interviews may be included in the archives at the Library of Congress. Attendees will be provided with VHP-developed instructional materials.

Registration: This event is free and open to members of WNYGS and the Buffalo History Museum. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. To register, visit https://wnygs-ourmilitarystory.eventbrite.com or call (716) 550-2439.

For Home and Country Poster

[Courtesy of the Buffalo History Museum]

Last updated: August 7, 2017