The Art & History Crawl: A Peek into Buffalo’s History through Stained Glass

Buffalo is known for its fresh water, its architecture, its and park system. But did you know that it’s also becoming known as a stained glass hub? That’s right. The reason is partially due to the world-class historic churches that are adorned with stained glass by the likes of Louis C. Tiffany and John LaFarge. That fact alone, is partially why the Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) now calls Buffalo home.

Now, The Downtown Family of Parishes and Explore Buffalo are preparing to show the public exactly what Buffalo means to the world of stained glass. On Sunday, June 9, the community is invited to a “church crawl” that will spotlight the six amazing sanctuaries that are tributes to stained glass.

Learn how the early parishioners built these amazing architectural structures that became a place of worship for a variety of ethnic communities.

The churches that are on this spectacular tour are as follows: Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Joseph Cathedral, St. Louis, and St. Michael. The churches will offer a total of 24 different tour slots that begin at 11:30 am and conclude at 6:30pm, with each tour lasting 45 minutes. Explorers are invited to travel from church to church (by foot, bike, car, etc.) as the tour time slots are strategically staggered. In the end, it is possible to view all six churches throughout the day.

For anyone that is interested in attending, there is no registration. There is, however, a tour map available at each one of the churches, City branches of the Library, as well as at Explore Buffalo, and below with QR code.

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