Our mission is to preserve and interpret the story of Buffalo Niagara for the people of today and the community of tomorrow.
Western New York State. Primarily Erie and Niagara Counties.
Mr. Herbert Schmidt III
History Museum and Historic Village
Also Known As
3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY 14228 USA
History Museums (A54)
Libraries, Library Science (B70)
Other Services (D60)
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History Museum & Historic Village
Year Round operations of large museum space with 10 major exhibits and 40,000 artifacts.
over 2% growth
growth of attendance
Arts, Culture & Humanities
Females, all ages or age unspecified
Males, all ages or age unspecified
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Mr. Herbert Schmidt III
Born and raised near Buffalo, NY. Attended Paul Smith's College AAS degree in Forest Recreation. SUNY Cortland BSE in Recreation Education. Master of Public Administration from SUNY Brockport.
My non-profit career began after college when I was hired by the Boy Scouts of America in Buffalo as an executive serving youth and the community. I worked my way up to Finance and Marketing Director. My career path then led me to the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation as an Environmental Educator. This experience brought out a love for interpreting the world around us through history and nature. I then travelled to another sector in the non-profit world to become a Senior Event Coordinator with the Ride For Roswell, a cycling event for Roswell Park Cancer Institute. I am currently Executive Director of Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village which is a History Museum and 35-acre Historic Village with eleven historic buildings, 10 major exhibits and a collection of over 40,000 artifacts.
Activities, awards and achievements: Board Member of the Museum Association of NY, Board Member of the WNY Association of Historic Agencies, Rotary Club Member, Federation of German American Societies of Buffalo trustee, German American Musicians Association member, Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America, Crowned Prince of 101st Historic Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, Greater Buffalo-Niagara German American of the Year 2013.
Term: Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?
Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?