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Time Capsule in Your Backyard.
A most intriguing presentation on treasures of the past excavated from privies or
outhouse pits in the WNY area. Lecture will cover how to locate a privy, why garbage
was thrown in them, history of local glasshouses and how to date bottles. Includes
large display of artifacts such as bottles, chamber pots, clay smoking pipes, marbles,
doll heads, coins, stoneware, china, etc... Video footage from digs will be shown.
East Buffalo Meatpacking & NY Central Stockyards
A lecture based on the book Dynamics of East Buffalo Ethnic Neighborhood by the
late Fred Jablonski. Besides meatpacking, covers history of Polonia or little Poland,
NY Central Terminal, Schreiber Brewery, Larkin Soap, Crocker Fertilizer. Includes overhead
pictures and a large display of advertising products and tins.
Buffalo's Brewing Industry
A powerpoint presentation featuring history of Buffalo breweries . Pictures
of breweries long gone as well as those still standing. Pictures of some of the rarest
Buffalo Breweriana Memorabilia that exists. Includes large display of beer trays,
signs and memorabilia.
Presentation on different categories of antiques : pottery, toys, glassware,
breweriana, bottles, books, post cards, collectibles. Lecture will cover
what to look for when buying, where to buy, where to sell, whats hot and whats
not. Includes large display of antiques. Audience is encouraged to bring
items in for appraisals and play Antique Roadshow.
Contact Peter Jablonski at 440-7985 or 852-6628