forest-lawn.JPGBuffalo, N.Y. - Four great events are taking place in March in the historic Forest Lawn chapel, as part of its Sunday In The Cemetery® Concert & Lecture Series:

First Sunday of The Month: Genealogy Sunday

Sunday, March 3: Are Your Ancestors at the Buffalo History Museum? • 2:00 p.m. Join speaker Cynthia Van Ness, Director of Library and Archives at the Buffalo History Museum, in the historic Forest Lawn chapel as she talks about what resources the Museum has for genealogical research, including its obituary index, picture collections, city directories, church records, atlases and more. Cynthia will also discuss how to utilize these resources to search for information about your family.  Seating is limited; reservations are required. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Second Sunday of The Month: Concert & Lecture Series Sunday, March 10: Chicken Wing Wisdom: Stories of WNY Women at Forest Lawn • 2:00 p.m. Celebrate Women's History Month and the wisdom of the Western New York women of Forest Lawn in Forest Lawn's historic chapel as speaker Christina Abt tells the stories of how these women changed their lives, their communities and sometimes even the world! Christina is a Western New York newspaper columnist and magazine contributor whose work has been featured in national magazines and in a number of Chicken Soup Books.  Christina's first book, Chicken Wing Wisdom: Western New York Stories of Family, Life and Food Shared Around the Table, has become a WNY best seller and is in its second printing. Kindred, an eclectic folk duo with a Celtic flair, will play musical selections reflecting the eras of these WNY women of Forest Lawn. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Third Sunday of The Month: Salute To Veterans Sunday, March 17: Yankee Doodle Comes to Forest Lawn • 2:00 p.m. Join us as 23 Skidoo presents, Swinging the Oldies, Bourbon Street Style.  It's veterans saluting veterans as this talented foursome on banjo, tuba, saxophone and trumpet brings Yankee Doodle Dandy to Forest Lawn's historic chapel for an afternoon of foot-tapping music, audience sing-alongs and so much more. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Fourth Sunday of The Month: Buffalo's Best Restaurants Remembered Sunday, February 24: The Cloister • 2:00 p.m. James D. DiLapo Jr. bought the site of Mark Twain's Buffalo residence at 472 Delaware Avenue and, in 1964, opened The Cloister restaurant. Known for its décor and superb menu, The Cloister won numerous awards and was known as Buffalo's premier restaurant. Join speaker Marla Bujnicki, master docent for Buffalo Tours, as she goes back in time to an era of restaurant elegance, complete with a display of memorabilia including old menus and advertising.  Guests will enjoy a sample of a signature dish from The Cloister. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Forest Lawn's popular Sunday In The Cemetery® series continues with weekly events in the historic chapel through April 28 (no event Easter Sunday).  Visit for additional information and to purchase tickets. About Forest Lawn As one of the first deliberately designed and professionally landscaped rural cemeteries in the United States, Forest Lawn is at the heart of Western New York's cultural tourism renaissance. Its first interment took place in 1850; today there are 162,000+ permanent residents in this 269-acre, nonsectarian, not-for-profit cemetery. As a destination for art, history and genealogy, Forest Lawn offers year-round guided tours, educational programming, an annual flag retirement ceremony, special veteran programming and so much more. Forest Lawn is the only local full-service cemetery for traditional and cremation arrangements listed on the State and National Registries of Historic Places. At Forest Lawn, the future is our past. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook.

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