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Famed local Old First Ward Historian Gene Overdorf will be presenting “Buffalo’s Irish Last Stop – Holy Cross Cemetery” at the Tewksbury Lodge, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY 14204. The presentation is scheduled for Sunday, April 29th at 3pm. Overdorf will speak about the history of the cemetery itself as well as tell anecdotes about many of the people who have been interred there.

Born in the Old First Ward on Mackinaw Street, Overdorf attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Bishop Timon High School, and SUNY at Brockport. It has been his passion to research and document the history of the Old First Ward and the Buffalo Irish for the past forty years.

A suggested donation of $5 per person is requested. The Tewksbury Lodge kitchen will be serving food and drinks throughout the session as well.
For more information, contact Peg at 716-840-2866.

Reservations are not required but suggested.


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The Tewksbury Lodge is located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY 14204. Check out the The Tewksbury Facebook page for updates.