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In 1984, the Steel Plant Museum was established to help preserve and document the memories of the newly-extinct steel industry in Western New York. While the majority of the collection is from Bethlehem's Lackawanna plant, artifacts from Republic Steel, Hanna Furnace, and other local companies are also represented here. Union efforts to improve working conditions are documented in grievance files and correspondence kept in the Museum's Reference Library. Their hard-won benefits are listed in contract booklets that workers studied diligently. The Reference Library also contains steel-related catalogs, technical papers, books, and manuals.

Forms

One Time Financial Donation (PDF)
Membership Registration (PDF)
Volunteer (PDF)
WNY Steel Worker Registration (PDF)

Location

Heritage Discovery Center
100 Lee Street, Buffalo, NY 14210
Map

Hours

Tue: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact

716-821-9361 (phone)
info@steelplantmuseumwny.org (email)



Upcoming Events


FIRST WEDNESDAY SPEAKERS SERIES CONTINUES!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center
Doors open to the public at 6:00 PM, and the free program begins at 7:00 PM

Buffalo Fire Historical Society - Carl Hoepfinger, the President of the Buffalo Fire Historical Society, will
be presenting on firefighting in Buffalo, New York, the Buffalo Fire Department, and fire safety and prevention tips.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center
Doors open to the public at 6:00 PM, and the free program begins at 7:00 PM

"Eleanor Roosevelt" - Denise Reichard will be impersonating former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Her presentation will
bring Eleanor to life through a vivid, historical presentation.

Our first Wednesday series is FREE!!!!!! Entrance to the museum is FREE!!!
Free parking is also available behind the museum. Please join us at the
Museum and Heritage DiscoveRY Center for this latest in a series of informative
programs.

NEW EXHIBIT OPENING!

November 14th, 2014 from 6 to 9 PM at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center
“Punching In: A Day at the Plant” Opening Gala - Our new exhibit will take visitors on a journey through
the day in the life of a steelworker.