A New Year's Reflection on the "Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea" and C-SAAHN
Here is a brief summary of 2010, the first full year for C-SAAHN as a vehicle to explore the "Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea."
At Buffalo, C-SAAHN:
- Like Chautauqua, sponsored a lecture platform, this one in
partnership with the Buffalo and Erie County Central Library - the 2nd
and 4th Tuesday Noon-Hour Lecture/Discussion - to invite community
leaders to "Imagine Buffalo Niagara in the 21st Century"
and answer the question, "Why are Buffalo Niagara's Art, Architecture,
History & Nature Important?" Since last December, twenty speakers
have given us their vision and answers. The speakers were, primarily,
all leaders of various cultural, educational and lifelong learning
institutions since where they are leading their organizations will have
a significant impact on where our region is going.
- Presented "Silver Peace Dollar" Awards to Chuck LaChiusa, Robert
Shibley, Charles Rand Penney, Stanford Lipsey and John Conlin for their
lifetime efforts in helping us appreciate art, architecture, history
- Began the C-SAAHN "Buffalo Stories" Series
which were created as an internet archive in partnership with the
Buffalo & Erie County Central Library, Butler Library at
Buffalo State College, Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society,
Martin House Visitors Pavilion, Burchfield-Penney Art Center and other
- Sponsored nine weekly "Landmark Cruises" on the Miss Buffalo II during the summer where we "Imagine Buffalo Niagara Around Art, Architecture, History and Nature."
- Was invited by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) to present a Buffalo River boat tour on The Cotter,
"Imagine Buffalo Niagara Around Art, Architecture, History and Nature,"
for visiting leaders of ECHDC's Toronto and NYC project consultants.
At Chautauqua, C-SAAHN:
- Was a "Major Donor" of the 2010 Buffalo Garden Walk as part of C-SAAHN's Idea #3 (of 8): "The Oldest Tree in Buffalo Celebration"
- Created and sponsored the 1st Annual "Buffalo Day at Chautauqua" along with WNED, The Buffalo News and the Martin House Restoration Corp.
(AUDIO click HERE
). Plans are being made for the 2nd Annual "Buffalo Day at Chautauqua" on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 with the same sponsors.
- Coordinated and recorded the "Art of Investing" nine weekly Noon-Hour Discussion at the Smith Library every Monday during the Chautauqua summer season.
- In collaboration with the Chautauqua Archives Heritage Lecture
Program recorded several speakers as part of the "Chautauqua Stories"
2010 was a good first year for C-SAAHN
For a list of future speakers and/or an AUDIO of past Downtown Library Noon-Hour Lectures, click HERE
Thank you for your interest and support.
Happy New Year!
Center for the Study of Art, Architecture,
History and Nature