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


Wednesday March 4, 2014 from 6PM until 9PM at the Heritage DiscoveRY Center
Doors open at 6PM, presentation begins at 7PM

Please join us for an evening with Franklin Delano Roosevelt! Local actor, Albert McFadyen will be portraying the
former President. In the late 1990's he portrayed FDR in the musical Annie at both the Lancaster Opera House and at
Villa Maria College. His performances were well received, and the rest as they say, is history. His role as FDR has
evolved into his own one person production, An Evening With FDR which brings American History to life in both word
and song. In 2006, his Roosevelt program was performed to a standing room only audience at the
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York. Pizza and refreshments will be for sale. Also,
there will be 50-50 split club drawing to benefit the museum.

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