Buffalo History Museum

Founded in 1862, the Buffalo History Museum proudly displays regional paintings, photographs, artifacts, and manuscripts. The Museum collection includes 100,000 physical objects, 200,000 photographs, and 20,000 books. The themes of westward expansion, industrialization, and immigration are essential to the Museum.

In 1901 Buffalo hosted the Pan-American Exposition, where President William McKinley was shot and Theodore Roosevelt inaugurated. The inaugural ceremony was held in the home of Ansley Wilcox, a friend of Roosevelt’s. The Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library displays the 1901 Ansley Wilcox scrapbook, which includes newspaper clippings from the Exposition, President McKinley’s assassination, and Theodore Roosevelt’s inauguration in Wilcox’s home.

The scrapbook can be reviewed here.