Often times, when there is a significant event in Buffalo that alters the historic trajectory of the region – such as the impact of a sports dynasty or a generational storm – the Buffalo History Museum sets out to collect media and artifacts. By doing this, future generations have a record of the events that occurred at the time of the occurrence. The Blizzard of 2022 is one of those significant impactful events.
In order to capture – and preserve – the moment in time, the Buffalo History Museum is asking the public for photos, videos, objects, and audio testimonials, to be added to the Museum’s archives.
The Museum will begin collecting from the Blizzard of 2022 as the 46th anniversary of the Blizzard of 1977 approaches this weekend.
“Blizzards leave an indelible mark on our collective memory, and the tragic weather event that gripped our community last month will never be forgotten,” said Museum Executive Director, Melissa Brown. “By collecting the community’s stories and creating a historical record of the Blizzard of 2022, we can ensure that future generations will better understand the gravity of this storm.”
The items collected for the archives might one day be used by others, to study and closer examine. Or they might be used for future exhibitions, that help to tell the tales of the region.
Photos, videos, written and audio testimonials can be submitted to tinyurl.com/blizzardBUF. The Museum will also consider artifacts related to the Blizzard to add to the collection on a case by case basis. All object donation inquiries should be directed to Walter Mayer, Senior Director of Collections, at firstname.lastname@example.org.