Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society

Cuomo to deliver inaugural addresses in NYC and Buffalo

Dec 28, 2014
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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo will start off the new year by delivering his second-term inaugural address, not once, but twice on New Years Day.

The name 'The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society' is now a thing of the past. The landmark institution announced Thursday it will now simply be known as The Buffalo History Museum. 

The 150-year-old museum also has a new logo and work will begin soon on installing a new signature sign outside of the campus at Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Court. 

Executive Director Melissa Brown says the decision to re-brand was made after research showed a lack of identity among many in the community.

WBFO News by Mike Desmond

With the pounding of drums, a small group which had marched completely around Lake Ontario protesting nuclear plants arrived near Hoyt Lake,  part of the U.N.'s Indigenous People's Day.

The event in the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society concluded with storytelling of a better world and of the Peacemaker forming the Iroquois Confederacy 1,000 years ago.

The ceremony included Seneca drumming and a song honoring women of peace.