BUFFALO (WKBW) He was the long time host of "Meet the Press," a proud Buffalonian, and a Bills fan and for that he is being honored and remembered. Tim Russert's office, now a museum exhibit, is coming to the Buffalo History Museum.
"I'm hoping we will see a lot of South Buffalo folks, a lot of people from West Seneca. Really the County is a huge supporter of this museum and it's really important that the County and all of Western New York to come and share in this because it really is a story of great pride for all of us," Museum Director Melissa Brown said.
The exhibit had been up at the Newseum in Washington DC, but with help from his son and Congressman Brian Higgins, it will now make its way to Western New York.
"You can see it was obviously a busy workplace. A lot of South Buffalo memorabilia, letters from kids at Holy Family school, a lot of references to the Buffalo Bills," Higgins said.
Even a "paper Tim Russert," made by a local school that had hung in his office for years, will be part of the exhibit.
"I think that part of it that is going to be so wonderful here for people to celebrate because the story here will have a different meaning than it did on a national level at the Newseum," Melissa Brown added.
That exhibit is scheduled to open this fall.