|This site is made possible, in part, through generous
member item support from the Honorable Mary Lou Rath, 60th District,
NY State Senate. The Buffalo and Erie County Historical
Society (BECHS) is accredited by the American Association of
Museums and receives operating support from the County of Erie,
the City of Buffalo, the New York State Council
on the Arts (NYSCA, a state agency), the Institute of
Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and from members and friends.
BECHS is a private, not-for-profit organization tax exempt under Sec.
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, Fed. I.D. No. 16-6000166
& NYS Charities No. 8815.