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More News on Steelfest!

If you happened to miss original announcement about the inaugural Steelfest coming to Buffalo, then we have all the news that you need. We also have some exciting updates and details regarding the festival, that we think you should know about.

The event is being supported by the Western New York Railway Historical Society and the Buffalo Young Preservationists, and will feature a number of local crafts people and vendors, including Mickey Harmon and Dana Saylor. Buffalo Heritage Press will also be on hand at the festival.

“The whole point of Steelfest is to raise awareness of our museum and to get fresh faces and new audiences visiting,” says Steve Bukowski, designer of the exhibit Razing Awareness: Preservation and the Bethlehem Steel Administration Building. “We’re a stone’s throw from Larkin Square. We’re hoping to appeal to the younger crowd, families, and those interested in Buffalo’s industrial and preservationist history. At the event, the Steel Plant Museum will be debuting its new logo, with plenty of museum and Bethlehem Steel merchandise for sale.”


Visitors to Steelfest will also get an up close look at one of the museum’s latest acquisitions, the “Sign of Steel”, which was relocated to the Lee Street site from the entranceway of the Bethlehem Steel plant in September (see more here).

For more details on Steelfest, you can read this original BRO article on the event, or you can visit this Facebook page.

Inaugural “Steelfest” | Presented by The Steel Plant Museum of Western New York | Saturday, May 16th, 2015 | 10am-5pm | Steel Plant Museum | Heritage DiscoveRY Center | 100 Lee Street, Buffalo | Lunch with Lloyd taco at noon | Parking and admission are free | @SPMofWNY

*Founded in 1984, the Steel Plant Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Buffalo and Western New York’s rich steelmaking and industrial history. Open 3 days a week and located in Buffalo’s Valley neighborhood, the Steel Plant Museum is a great destination for those looking to explore our proud steelmaking history.



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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