The Buffalo Presidential Center is an all-volunteer 501c3 non-profit organization chartered by the State of New York to explore and share stories about Buffalo and Western New York’s historic and contemporary contributions to the U.S. Presidency and national affairs. For over a decade the BPC has presented more than 12 public programs a year including speakers’ series, panel discussions, historical reenactments and exhibitions to audiences throughout Western New York.
Linda Czuba Brigance, President
State University of New York at Fredonia
Shane E. Stephenson, Vice President
Owner, Archives in the Buff
Maryann Saccomando Freedman, Esq., President Emeritus
Of Counsel, Cohen & Lombardo, P.C.
Kelley Culmer, Secretary
Scott Gehl, Treasurer
Retired CEO Housing Opportunities Made Equal
Hon. Joan K. Bozer
Former Erie County Legislator; Buffalo/Niagara Chapter, Friends of Women's Rights National Park
Mark D. Evans
Member Services Director, American Political Items Collectors
Bren T. Price
Retired School Administrator
Presidential Tour Docent, Explore Buffalo
President, WNS Group
Associate Professor of History, Erie Community College; Program Director, North Park Theater
Museum Consultant; Former Director of Education at the White House Historical Association
Jeffrey F. Swiatek,
Family Tree Genealogy, Owner
Director of Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator, Forest Lawn
Academic Advisor, University at Buffalo; Meteorologist
Assistant District Attorney, Niagara County, NY
Richard Pyszczek, Jr.
Social Studies Coordinator, Buffalo Public Schools
Development & Communications Manager, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
Joseph Dispenza, President, The Forest Lawn Group
David Lacki, Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau
Curtis Nestark, President, Grand Island Historical Society at River Lea - Grand Island Historical Society at River Lea
Molly Quackenbush, Retired Executive Director, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
Clyde Eller, founding BPC Trustee, former Acting Director and Collections Director, Buffalo History Museum
George Cleveland, Grandson of President Grover Cleveland
Walter Sharrow, Ph.D., Former BPC Trustee, Professor of History, Canisius College
Martin S. Nowak, Historian and Author
David Gerber, Ph.D., Former BPC Trustee, Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, University at Buffalo
Douglas W. DeCroix, Executive Editor, Western New York Heritage Press, Inc.
Greg Peterson, President, Robert H. Jackson Center
Retired Congressman John LaFalce
Chris Hawley, Planner City of Buffalo, Historian
We believe in the importance of exploring Buffalo's Presidential History.
The mission of The Buffalo Presidential Center is to encouragze the study, exploration, interpretation and public awareness of Buffalo and Western New York's contribution to the Presidency and national affairs. Our main focus is on Buffalo's two presidents, Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland, but our interest includes other Western New Yorkers who have shaped our nation as leading participants in national government, the judiciary, policymaking, and public affairs.
Through spotlighting this historical legacy, we hope to promote interest in contemporary issues related to the Presidency and national affairs.
Continuing to illuminate Buffalo’s connection to our presidential history and to share that heritage with the world.