Mostly, he said, it’s about “getting the word out that there is a place called Kenmore and it does have a history.”
“I’m convinced of the significance of local history,” the former Niagara County Community College history professor said.
The book contains images spanning from before the village was a village, up until shortly before the volume was published in 1999.
“Your community is local to you and in Western New York, where people tend to stay, it’s essential to listen to what your local history tells you,” he added.
Stanley said coinciding with this year’s local author event is the museum’s 150th anniversary. As part of the landmark celebration, “unique and special” artifacts not normally on display — like the gun that shot and killed President William McKinley — will be on view.
So fire up that Christmas or Hanukkah gift list, check out some local artists and give the local economy a hand while you’re at it.
IF YOU GO
• WHAT: Holiday art show and sale
• WHEN: Now through Dec. 27
• WHERE: Partners in Art Gallery, 74 Webster St., North Tonawanda
• MORE INFORMATION: Call 692-2141
• WHAT: Local author book signing
• WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m., Nov. 24
• WHERE: Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo
• MORE INFORMATION: Call 873-9644, or visit: www.buffalohistory.org
Contact features editor Danielle Haynes at 693-1000, ext. 4116.