All planning for the November 8th opening of the Buffalo Hockey Experience + Museum's exhibit at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society moves forward. Plans call for the artifacts to center on the birth of the Buffalo Sabres concentrating on the first eight years- where the team build an immediate connection with it's fans and the city of Buffalo.
Highlights will include memorabilia from:
The Inaugural Year 1970
The First Playoff Appearance (known to fans as "Thank You Sabres")
The Sabre Exciting Trip to the '75 Finals
The Historic 1976 Game vs. the Russians
The 1978 All-Star Game
plus mini exhibits on legends Tim Horton and trainer Frank Christie
We are pleased to announce that the portions of the BHEM's collection of memorabilia will be featured in an exhibit this November at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society. The exhibit will highlight some prominent pieces from the collection-- concentrating on the first eight years of the Sabres in Buffalo. Artifacts will include pieces from the Inaugural Year, the 1972-73 Playoffs, the 1975 Finals, the French Connection, the legendary 1976 Soviets Series and ending with the All Star game which took place in the Memorial Auditorium in 1978.
While researching, curating and reviewing the history of the team-- and digging through the archives--- I was browsing a 1972 program from a Sabres-North Stars game and found some great graphic inspiration. I was taken by the ads in the program and how they gave a snapshot into Buffalo nightlife circa 1972. I have attached a few below. There will be more on the upcoming exhibit at the History Museum, so stay tuned.
The famous No Names (and it still exists)!
Peter's Pub features their "World Famous Cocktail Hours."
Joseph E. Gambacorta, DDS, founder of the Buffalo Hockey Experience + Museum, announced today that New York State has granted the Museum a Provisional Charter, an important step towards the Museum’s proposed opening.