About Us

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.  

Our Trustees

Linda Czuba Brigance, President
Professor Emeritus 
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

 

Sandra Williams Bush, M.L.S.
Retired

 

Bradley Hunt
President, WNS Group

 

Ray Barker
Associate Professor of History, Erie Community College; Program Director, North Park Theater

 

Courtney Speckmann
Museum Consultant; Former Director of Education at the White House Historical Association

 

Byron Gillan,
Author/Community Activist

 

Jeffrey F. Swiatek,
Partner/HodgsonRuss

Kevin Duggan

Family Tree Genealogy, Owner

 

Laura Fitzgerald

Director of Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator, Forest Lawn

 

Carl Lam

Academic Advisor, University at Buffalo; Meteorologist

 

Ryan Parisi

Assistant District Attorney, Niagara County, NY

 

Richard Pyszczek, Jr.

Social Studies Coordinator, Buffalo Public Schools

 

Lindsey Visser

Development & Communications Manager, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

Our Partners

Aurora Historical Society

 

Buffalo History Museum

 

Joseph Dispenza, President, The Forest Lawn Group

 

David Lacki, Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau

 

The Millard Fillmore House Museum

 

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

 

John M. Laping, FAIA, Chairman Emeritus, Kideney Architects

Anne Conable, Manager, Community Engagement, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

 

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.

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Our Mission

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.

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Continuing to illuminate Buffalo’s connection to our presidential history and to share that heritage with the world.

Our Vision

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