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The Black Rock Historical Society Fall 2015 Speaker Series

The Black Rock Historical Society (BRHS) has announced an upcoming speaker series that is proves to be diverse in nature and deserving of a public platform. From The Rattle Snake King in Riverside to a creative therapist artist who designs military memorials here in Buffalo, BRHS continues to showcase the heritage of those who have a profound impact in and around Black Rock.

Along with collecting and preserving historic artifacts related to Black Rock, BRHS also dedicates time and energy to a number of other significant causes that relate to the War of 1812, building and branding the Market Square Historic District, and drumming up interest for people who are dedicated to spurring on Black Rock initiatives. That mission includes an ongoing speaker series… Thursdays at 6pm.

October 29 2015
Dr. Timothy J. Madigan, Associate Professor of Philosophy at St. John Fisher College will astound you with the story of his great- grandfather John McMahon (1860-1931), who was also known as “John Mack Mahon, The Rattle Snake King,” a patent medicine salesman in the early 1900s who had a regular show in Riverside promoting his “snake oil medicine.”

November 12 2015
Ralph Sirianni, Creative Arts Therapist at Veterans Hospital will share his experiences using art therapy to help veterans as we mark A Veterans Day Observance. A U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, he has designed many military memorials, murals and plaques locally and in other states.

November 19 2015
Ethan Cox– President of Community Beer Works will talk about the Sudsy Story of Brewing from the 1800’s to the new batch of breweries that are crafting a beer revolution in the Queen City and sign copies of the book he co-authored with Mike Rizzo: Buffalo Beer: The History of brewing in the Nickel City




Black Rock Historical Society can be found on Facebook. 1902 Niagara Street – Buffalo, New York



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