buffalo-history-museum.jpgWonder Women Tour celebrates Black History and Women's History Buffalo, N.Y. - The Buffalo History Museum (BHM) - in collaboration with Forest Lawn - announces a very special, all-inclusive tour aboard the state-of-the-art, climate-controlled, wheelchair-accessible Forest Lawn trolley that will highlight the historic and notable women of Buffalo.  The tour, which celebrates both Black History Month and Women's History Month, will be offered on two dates: Saturday, February 16 and Saturday, March 16, 2013. QUICK FACTS: What: WONDER WOMEN TROLLEY TOUR  When: Saturday, February 16th or March 16th   Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Details: There is limited seating. Reservations must be made in advance of tour date at 716.873.9644, ext 0 RSVP by Monday, February 11 for Saturday, February 16 tour RSVP by Monday, March 11 for Saturday, March 16 tour The tour begins and ends at the Forest Lawn chapel.                 Plenty of free parking Cost: $58 for BHM members; $60 general public ABOUT THE TOUR: The Buffalo History Museum and Forest Lawn present an entertaining and informative tour highlighting some of Buffalo's notable women, including Charlotte Mulligan, Louise Bethune, Mary Talbert and more. The event begins at Forest Lawn, where guests will board Forest Lawn's state-of-the-art, climate-controlled, wheelchair-accessible trolley for a tour of the historic grounds. Interpretive Program Director Sandy Starks will share interesting facts about the many famous women buried there, as well as point out Forest Lawn's unique architecture. After that, the trolley will head over to the Hotel Lafayette, where BHM Program Director, Tara Lyons, will give a quick tour before guests enjoy lunch at the Pan American Grill and Brewery (included with tour). Then, it's over to The Buffalo History Museum's Resource Center on Forest Avenue to tour "The Spirit Still Lives" interactive exhibit, built to celebrate and highlight the many events, exhibits and curiosities of Buffalo's 1901 Pan-American Exposition. The tour concludes at 3:00 p.m. back at Forest Lawn. About The Buffalo History Museum Since its founding in 1862, The Buffalo History Museum has been Western New York's premier historical organization, serving to collect, research, interpret, and share the Niagara Frontier's rich history. Its collections include more than 100,000 artifacts, 200,000 photographs, and 20,000 books. The Historical Society annually presents a wide array of programs, exhibits, tours, outdoor events, and activities for all ages that utilize many of these resources to tell the stories of both ordinary and extraordinary people of Western New York. For further information call 716.873.9644 or visit http://www.buffalohistory.org/. 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 160,000+ 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 http://www.forest-lawn.com/ or find us on Facebook.

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