Guest Speaker Series – Past Events Videos

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Thank you to Paul Figlow of Figlow Productions for recording our presentations.

Guest Speaker Series: David Whitcombe, “Seneca Chief Packet Boat”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, David Whitcomb of the Buffalo Maritime Center, as he shares his work volunteering to help build a replica of the Seneca Chief canal boat for the bicentennial of the Erie Canal.
HLOM Guest Speaker Series: David Whitcombe, “Seneca Chief Packet Boat” (youtube.com)

Guest Speaker Series: Derrick Pratt, “Center of It All: Baseball on the Erie Canal”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Derrick Pratt of the Erie Canal Museum, as he shares the history of Baseball along the Erie Canal.
HLOM Guest Speaker Series: Derrick Pratt, “Center of It All: Baseball on Erie Canal” (youtube.com)

Guest Speaker Series: John Zach, “Built to Burn: Cleveland Hill School Fire”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, John Zach, as he shares the story behind the infamous Cleveland Hill School Fire of 1954.
HLOM Guest Speaker Series: John Zach, “Built to Burn: The Cleveland Hill School Fire” (youtube.com)

Guest Speaker Series: Karen Lankenshofer, “Elsa Von Blumen”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Karen Lankenshofer, as she shares the incredible life of professional bicyclist Elsa Von Blumen.
HLOM Guest Speaker Series: Karen Lankenshofer, “Elsa Von Blumen” (youtube.com)

Guest Speaker Series: Michael McBride, “John Joseph ‘Exile’ McBride”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Michael McBride, as he shares the incredible life of his great uncle John Joseph “Exile” McBride.
HLOM Guest Speaker Series: Michael McBride, “John Joseph ‘Exile’ Mcbride” (youtube.com)


Guest Speaker Series: Rev. Jeremai Williams, “Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Batavia”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Rev. Jeremai Williams, as he shares the history and importance of the African American church.
HLOM Guest Speaker Series: Rev. Jeremai Williams, “Batavia Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church” (youtube.com)

Guest Speaker Series: Rick Falkowski, “The Spirit of Buffalo Women”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Rick Falkowski, as he shares the amazing lives of prominent women who called Western New York home.
HLOM Guest Speaker Series: Rick Falkowski, “The Spirit of Buffalo Women” (youtube.com)

Guest Speaker Series: Rob Thompson, “The Linden Murders, Sullivan Expedition, Cold Case of Ann Rippel”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Rob Thompson, as he shares various local topics from his published works.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAdO3SpaDeE

Guest Speaker Series: Steven Huff, “Resting Among Us: Authors’ Gravesites in Upstate New York”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Steven Huff, as he shares the the lives and final resting places of famous and lesser known authors of the Upstate region.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVlIyg_Z8Gk

Guest Speaker Series- Chris Mackowski, “Grant’s Last Battle”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Chris Mackowski, as he shares the incredible story behind Ulysses S. Grant writing of his memoirs at the end of his life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y45zxdf5uFY&t=82s

Guest Speaker Series- Amy Truesdell, “The Civil War Letters of Rollin Truesdell”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Amy Truesdell, as she shares the life and wartime career of her great-great grandfather Rollin Truesdell, while he served in Union Army during the Civil War.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21VIrW8ilcc

Guest Speaker Series- Joseph Van Remmen, “How Buffalo Got Its Name”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Joseph Van Remmen, as he shares his theory on how the City of Buffalo got its name, and how his theory differs with those that have been previously laid out in history.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHsCN0afvrk&t=34s

Guest Speaker Series- Derek Maxfield, “Victorian Deathways”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Derek Maxfield, as he shares how Antebellum Victorian era Americans dealt and celebrated death.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA572OypUN8&t=232s

Guest Speaker Series- Stephen Tuloweicki, “The Letchworth State Park Atlas: A Fresh Look at America’s Favorite State Park”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Stephen Tuloweicki, as he shares through historical, geopraphical, and topographical maps the history and changes of Letchworth State Park throughout its history.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0ANh4uYacY

Guest Speaker Series- Julianna Woite, “WNY & the Gilded Age”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Julianna Woite, as she details the prosperity and changes in Western New York during the Gilded Age.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g7B3zotYuE

Guest Speaker Series- Ed Brodbeck, “Ulysses S. Grant”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Ed Brodbeck, as he portrays General Ulysses S. Grant during the last two years of the Civil War.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1FmM-b_HFI

Guest Speaker Series- David Kinney, “History of Horseshoe Lake”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, David Kinney, as he shares the history of the area of Genesee County known as Horseshoe Lake, from its earliest settlement to today.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2_rr3VmCRU

Guest Speaker Series- Derrick Pratt, Erie Canal Museum, “Buffalo v. Black Rock: The Western Terminus”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Derrick Pratt of the Erie Canal Museum, as he shares the competition that arose between the villages of Buffalo and Black Rock, as to which would be the western termius of the Erie Canal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOkp4BG37xU

Guest Speaker Series- Rick Falkowski “Historic & Influential People of Buffalo & WNY in Early 1800s”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Rick Falkowski, as he shares the amazing lives of those who were pivotal to the development and growth of our area.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7EsTFh7Qzw

Guest Speaker Series- Derek Maxfield “Sherman: Man or Monster”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Derek Maxfield, as he shares the extraordinary life of General William Tecumseh Sherman. Maxfield is the author of the new book, Man of Fire: William Tecumseh Sherman in the Civil War.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sic1tSUkBZY

Guest Speaker Series- Holly Watson “Linwood Gardens”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Holly Watson, as she shares the history of the beautiful Linwood Gardens, and of her ancestors who built and maintained the property. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lI9PS3SxzM

Guest Speaker Series- Patrick Ryan “William Wells Brown”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Patrick Ryan, as he shares the incredible life of Buffalo resident and African-American abolitionist William Wells Brown.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXvmNNUh8yU

Guest Speaker Series- Kevin Pawlak “Western New Yorkers on America’s Bloodiest Day”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Kevin Pawlak, as he shares the actions of Western New York units and soldiers during the Battle of Antietam.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFK4xzCPTLM

Guest Speaker Series- Dennis Upton “Life of Joseph Ellicott: Who Will Tell My Story?”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Dennis Upton, as he portrays Joseph Ellicott in the twlight of his years after working for the Holland Land Compay.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rcVvIXJYk0

Guest Speaker Series- Ken Slaughenhapt “The Holland Survey”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker, Ken Slaughenhapt, as he shares the history and trials and tribulations that went into the Holland Survey of Western New York.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-72Sed3OTUw

West Side Batavia Ghost Stories with Connie Boyd
Check out the spooky and weird tales from Batavia’s West Sides past.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-8x_dtqRhs

Guest Speaker Series- Deanne Quinn Miller “The Prison Guard’s Daughter”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker Deanne Quinn Miller as she shares her connection to the Attica Prison riot in 1971, as her father was a guard killed during the uprising. She shares her story through her book The Prison Guard’s Daughter: My Journey Through the Ashes of Attica.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BJrz6mMJpU

Guest Speaker Series- Michael Block “The Battle of Cedar Mountain”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker Michael Block as he share the history and interesting stories of The Battle of Cedar Mountain.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rRs6JZz7U8

Guest Speaker Series- Mason Winfield “Paranormal Top 13 of Genesee County”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker Mason Winfield as he shares the Top 13 Paranormal Stories of Genesee County.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzuqIBTzqog

Guest Speaker Series- Ryan Duffy “Joseph Ellicott’s Ghost: The Lasting Impact of the Holland Land Company”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker our Director Ryan Duffy as he shares the ways in which we can still see the Holland Land Company’s impact today.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTgDk8liCJo

Guest Speaker Series-Derrick Pratt “The Erie Canal & the Abolition Movement”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker Derrick Pratt of the Erie Canal Museum as he shares the importance of the Erie Canal to the Abolition Movement and the Underground Railroad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBYqiO1TelY

Guest Speaker Series- Joyce Thompson-Hovey “Belva Lockwood”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker Joyce Thompson-Hovey as she shares life and accomplishments of Belva Lockwood.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYldYqgTBhc

Guest Speaker Series – Lorna Czarnota “Wicked Niagara: The Other Side of the Stories”
Check out our latest Guest Speaker Lorna Czarnota as she shares some of the more sinister stories from the Niagara Frontier.
Wicked Niagara: The Other Side of the Stories

Buffalo History Museum Webinar Series: Holland Land Company & the Development of WNY
HLOM Director Ryan Duffy presented on the HLC’s impact on the development of WNY. Check out the link below to watch it.
The Holland Land Company & the Development of WNY

Guest Speaker Series- Jay Black “Civil War Weapons”

In case you missed it check out the Facebook Live video at the link below.
Civil War Weapons

Guest Speaker Series- Eric Weatherbee “Humble Bard”
Thursday, October 15th
Eric Weatherbee, “The Humble Bard”

Java with Joe E.- Dr. Michael Eula
“Public Presence and Secret Injustice: Women in Genesee County, New York, 1802 to the Present”
Thursday, October 22nd
Public Presence and Secret Injustice

Guest Speaker Series- Tim & Deb Smith
“William Morgan & Other Famous Masons”
Thursday, December 3rd
William Morgan & Other Famous Masons

Guest Speaker Series- Bill Kauffman
“The Congressional Journal of Barber Conable”
Wednesday, July 28th
HLOM Guest Speaker Series: Bill Kauffman “The Congressional Journal of Barber Conable” – YouTube

Guest Speaker Series- Chris Mackowski
“The Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse”
Thursday, September 30th
Chris Mackowski, “A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse” – YouTube