Meetings & Events




Regular meetings are held in April, May, June, September and October.

Directions to Lancaster Municipal Building, 5423 Broadway, Lancaster, NY : Take Broadway (Rte.20) to Lancaster. Near the intersection of Broadway and Central Avenue, you will turn onto Legion Drive (Picasso’s Pizza is on the corner), take the first left into the parking lot for the Municipal Building to park. Enter at the REAR DOOR to the right and take the stairs or elevator to the 2nd floor. Once you’re there you’ll see us!  BCWRT members free admission, $5 at the door for non-members.


May 24, 2018, 7:00PM, Buffalo History Museum –  Lecture by Bren Price – “Abraham Lincoln in Buffalo and Western New York”

Bren T. Price, Sr. is an avid collector of presidential campaign and political cause memorabilia. From autographs to buttons and from banners to china, his 45-plus year collection reflects a love affair with the artifacts of elections and issues.

He retired 16 years ago from Pembroke Central School after 35 years in public education, the last 10 as a school superintendent. His offices were adorned with presidential campaign artifacts and he was known to teach lessons using a variety of objects. In October 2012, he retired again after 8 years as Executive Director of the Western New York Educational Service Council at the University at Buffalo, where he was involved in consulting with school leaders in WNY.

Mr. Price has special collecting interests for Theodore Roosevelt, the Woman Suffrage movement, Abraham Lincoln and Buffalo-related presidential items. He serves as a Trustee of the Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center and is a docent with Explore Buffalo, conducting walking tours like The Presidents in Buffalo. He has researched Abraham Lincoln’s connections and visits to Buffalo and Western New York and is proud to share some of the artifacts from his collection in this exhibit.

Jun 28, 2018, 7:00PM, Lancaster Municipal Bldg, – Lecture by  Brady Carlsen – “Dead Presidents”

Sept 27, 2018, 7:00PM, Gateway Bldg, Rt. 5, Hamburg, NY – Lecture by Chris Mackowski – “The Rise of Grant”

Oct 25, 2018, 7:00PM, Gateway Bldg, Rt 5, Hamburg, NY – Lecture by  Mark Laubacher – “WMD’s in the Civil War”




We have arrived at a very exciting Grand Raffle for this year! Our efforts at giving the family a nice list of prizes, I must say, has been highly successful! And I say “family” for a good reason: we have restaurants involved, along with some very nice Civil War items as well. At this time I would like to thank the Richard Smith family for a very nice donation: the Lincoln portrait we are offering.
The prizes are in 4 groups, as follows….. (yes: several items per group)
GRAND PRIZE – Salvatore’s Gift Card ($50)
— 4-vol set “Leaders of the CW”
— RT Membership

2nd Prize — Family membership Hist. Museum
— Naval Park pass
— Time Life Books

3rd Prize — Bucket of wings from Anchor Bar ($48)
— Lincoln portrait
— RT membership

4th Prize – Family membership Hist. Museum
— Naval Park pass

The tickets are $2 each, or for $10 you will get 6 tickets. Please do not be afraid to ask friends & neighbors!! I believe the prizes should be quite appealing to most any family. At succeeding meetings, we will have additional tickets for you available if you need them …. But PLEASE let’s make a Good Effort and support our Round Table Grand Raffle!!
You will all enjoy our speaker at the History Museum very much!! Mr. Price is from East Amherst and will be talking about the times President Lincoln visited Buffalo … as well as other presidents!! Good local history we all enjoy!
Thank you once again for your support!!
Carl Modica
President, BCWRT