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Buffalo Architecture Lectures Open to Public

By Joyce Kryszak

Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Tours is offering the public a chance to learn everything the group's docents know about the region's architectural gems.

Each year, Buffalo tours offers ten weeks of intensive training for its new volunteer docents. To prepare for the job, they take their own tours of Buffalo's architectural treasures and hear in-depth lectures from the experts.

The lectures delve into the most significant subjects, from Frank Lloyd Wright, to the Roycroft campus and everything in between. And eight of those training lectures are also open to the public.

Kathleen Weaver is a volunteer with Buffalo Tours. She said they opened some of the tours to the public, beginning last year because they recognized that die-hard architecture buffs are always hungry for more.

She said it is also a good way for people who think they might want to become a docent to find out more about what is required. But Weaver said even if people find out the job is too demanding the knowledge will not be wasted.

The cost for each three-hour lecture is $10, with proceeds benefiting the not-for-profit, volunteer organization. The first lecture that is open to the public is Saturday, beginning at 9:30 AM. Click the "listen" icon above to hear Joyce Kryszak's story now or use your podcasting software to download it to your computer or iPod.