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Overshadowed: Buffalo’s Lesser Known Steelmakers

Author: Steve Bukowski, Board of Directors, Steel Plant Museum of Western New York

The Steel Plant Museum of Western New York (SPM) is debuting its newest exhibit, “Overshadowed: Buffalo’s Lesser Known Steelmakers”, which is opening this Friday, November 13th, from 6-9pm at the museum. Curator Megan Hahin has prepared this exhibit with the focus on steelmakers that aren’t named Bethlehem. The exhibit will feature artifacts from Republic Steel, Donner-Hanna, Buffalo Forge, and other steelmaking ventures that existed alongside Bethlehem Steel, though in its shadow.

The museum will also have its gift shop open, with plenty of apparel and items featuring both the museum’s new logo and Bethlehem Steel. As always, the event is completely free, with free admission and parking (though a donation is always welcome). Refreshments will be served and a 50/50 raffle will be held. The opening event will run from 6-9pm at the museum, inside the Heritage Discovery Center at 100 Lee Street, in Buffalo’s Valley neighborhood.  Lee Street is located between Elk and South Park, diagonal from where Solar City is being built.

The Facebook event page can be found here, and of course any questions can be tweeted at myself (@steveRbu) or at the museum (@SPMofWNY), which I run, in addition to the contact information listed on our website at steelplantmuseumwny.org.

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