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.


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Heritage Discovery Center
100 Lee Street, Buffalo, NY 14210


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


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

Upcoming Events

*** NEW EXHIBIT OPENING GALA Friday, December 12, 6-9PM! ***

Our new exhibit, “Punching In: A Day at the Plant” will take visitors on a journey through a day in the
life of a steelworker.


Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center
Doors open to the public at 6:00 PM
COOKING WITH SAL BORDONARO. Sal Bordonaro will be giving a cooking demonstration on how to cook Sicilian food.
Each guest will be given free samples from the meal he creates!

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