Take a trip back in time to the 1860s

Posted at 12:32 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 21:29:16-04

Back in the 1860's Western New York was thriving as the Erie Canal was a major economic resource and many families were farmers. 

"Western New York is so exciting and we are trying to bring as much of that to life as possible," Herbert Schmidt the Executive Director of the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village said. 

The Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is an indoor and outdoor interactive exhibit where people can experience life back in the 1860's-1920's era. 

"Museums of old were about you go in and see things, you learn about artifacts," Schmidt said. He also adds that museums need to become experimental places where people can interact with the history. 

There is also a new exhibit in the museums where children and adults can learn how food actually gets to the table. 

"Where does food come from? It doesn't come from a grocery store," Schmidt said. "Celebrating the farm to table and teaching children and families where food comes from is so important" 

Amherst is a great location for a village like this because of the economic impact and history Amherst has brought to Western New York, Schmidt added. 

The village and museum are open year round and now is there busy time. To check out all the upcoming events, check out their website.

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