BNHV is a private, 501-c (3) not-for-profit organization. Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is an educational institution, chartered by the State of New York whose mission is to instill, educate and cultivate an informed appreciation of the American past and its impact on current lifestyles, culture and historical development of the Buffalo Niagara Region. We are committed to making regional history a vital part of the Western New York community and to educating its citizenry in learning to shape a better future for all.
Every child should be inspired to see greater possibilities for themselves and for their contributions to the world. We want to provide children with engaging experiences that place our local contributions to the fields of art, culture, preservation, and history within the broader context of American history. It’s an experience that Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is uniquely qualified to provide.