Adventures in Buffalo History Speaker Series
Thursday 8th Feb, 2018

Time: Doors 6:30pm | Event 7:00-9:00pm
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Take an adventure through Buffalo's adaptive reuse buildings and public transportation history!

Join Explore Buffalo’s expert docents for in-depth presentations on Buffalo’s past! Impress your friends with little-known facts about Buffalo’s exciting history. Each evening features two docents presenting on various topics. On February 8, join us for:

“Adaptive Reuse and Buffalo” by TinaMarie Kumiega

Talk description: Buffalo is in the midst of a renaissance, and everywhere you look our historic buildings are being repurposed into loft apartments, retail complexes, shopping centers, and more. Join us for this talk that will take an in-depth look at the concept of adaptive reuse and the way it’s being employed to reinvigorate Buffalo’s economy.

“Re-Imagining Transportation” by Katie O'Sullivan

Talk description: From water vessels and horses, to railroads and streetcars, to roads and expressways, Buffalo's changing passenger transportation system has shaped the city's form and economic function over the past two centuries. Today, as market demand shifts back to city centers and groundbreaking technology advances, we anticipate profound transformations in public transportation and the auto industry over the next 30 years. Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft are the newest addition to the growing menu of transportation options in WNY, along with bike-share, car-share, carpooling, bus, rail, private shuttles, and improved facilities for walking and biking. We’ll discuss the basics of how these services work, and how evolving transportation options could improve mobility and access across our diverse region.

All talks are held in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo from 7 – 9 pm.

$10 General Admission / FREE for Explorer Pass holders. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit or call (716) 245-3032. Tickets also available at the door (at-door sales are cash or check only).

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