Tue March 1, 2022 2:20 p.m.
In conjunction with the Erie County Bicentennial Committee (EC200), the Buffalo Museum of History will be hosting EC200 Coin Swapping Days from March 2 through April 2. The pieces feature the EC200 logo on one side and Old County Hall on the other, inspired by artist Lawrence D. McIntyre’s pen sketch from his Buffalo News Sunday “Area Landmarks” series.
Pieces will be available at the museum’s front desk while supplies last for those who have participated in the EC200 Heritage Passport, attended an EC200 event, or visited the museum’s new exhibit, “Continuum: A History of Erie County.”
“The Erie County Bicentennial Committee looks forward to this inclusive event along with many of our partner organizations, including the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York, the Buffalo International Institute, and the Black Rock Historical Society. “said Casimiro D. Rodriguez Sr., EC200 Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “This is part of EC200’s collaborative effort to engage residents and visitors in educational resources, community activities and countywide initiatives that inform, inspire and entertain during the county’s celebration. of the 200th anniversary of its foundation.”
Several partner organizations are scheduled to be at the Museum on Wednesdays and Saturdays to talk about their programming, including Alden Historical Society, Black Rock Historical Society, Council of Heritage and Arts of India, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve, Town of Cheektawaga Historical Association & Museum, The International Institute of Buffalo, Explore & More, and Lancaster NY Historical Society.
“We are thrilled to be able to use these coin redemption events to showcase many other organizations in Erie County that, like the Buffalo History Museum, are dedicated to preserving and telling the stories of the people and places that have helped shape the county over the past 200 years,” said museum executive director Melissa Brown.
The museum is open with “pay what you wish” admission from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.