[The following blog post was written by Kristin E. Cangialosi, a graduate student in the Department of Library & Information Studies.]
There are still a few weeks of summertime left! Why not use that time to see something unexpected, create something new, or experience something forgotten? And of course, enjoying what Buffalo has to offer does not need to end because the academic calendar starts anew. These, and many other, activities and events last well into autumn.
At the Buffalo Museum of Science, see human and animal mummies from all over the world dating back to 4,500 years ago. This exhibit also features tools used for the scientific and ritual processes of mummification. While the ancient Egyptian mummies may be the most notorious, you will be amazed to learn about the many cultures that practiced mummification. This exhibit is available until 9/21/14.
Whether you are a bibliophile, an artist, or just curious to learn something new, create a piece of book art at one of the hands-on workshops offered by the Western New York Book Arts Center. Workshops are offered year round in four main areas of book arts: letterpress, papermaking, screen printing, and bookbinding. Learning a book art at one of their workshops may inspire a lifelong creative hobby!
Immerse yourself to see firsthand how the history of the Niagara frontier still influences today’s society. Step into the 19th century and purchase some wares at the local general store. Tour the village and meet people who share what day-to-day life is like during simpler times. Walk down Main Street to visit the barber, the watchmaker, or even the pharmacist. Learn about the history of Amherst by experiencing it!