Red Jacket Awards Dinner

Each fall, The Buffalo History Museum hosts The Red Jacket Awards Dinner, recognizing individuals and organizations for their contributions to our community.

Members of The Buffalo History Museum may nominate candidates for the Red Jacket, Daniel B. Niederlander and Owen B. Augspurger Awards.

2020 Nomination Schedule

Nominations accepted online through February 28, 2020 Nominations close at 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2020 Winners will be notified in April Date for the Red Jacket Awards Dinner will be announced by May 1, 2020.

The Red Jacket Award

Established in 1957, The Red Jacket Award is presented each year in recognition of quiet, continued, unbroken devotion to our civic progress and needs by one who, through such devotion, has thereby enlarge our awareness of our heritage in order that it may be built upon for the enrichment of our future.

The tradition of the History Museum’s Red Jacket Award is inspired by the imperative to continue acknowledging those who, with steady service, strive to support the connections in our region.

The Daniel B. Niederlander Award

The Daniel B. Niederlander Award, established in 1975, is named for a former President of the Buffalo History Museum. Mr. Niederlander (1895-1964) had a keen interest in history, witnessed by his restoration and operation of the Williamsville Water Mill. He was also active in the drive to save the 1833 Buffalo lighthouse. This award recognizes a local heritage organization for outstanding programming.

The Owen B. Augspurger Award

Established in 1974, the Augspurger Award honors the quiet and unassuming Owen B. Augspurger (1913-1969); an attorney, councilmember, dedicated civic leader, and former Buffalo History Museum Board President. This award is given to an individual for outstanding service to the cause of local history reflecting the passion exhibited by Mr. Augspurger.

Tickets & Corporate Partnerships

Tickets for the 2020 Red Jacket Awards Dinner will go on sale late summer. View map of the museum here.

For corporate sponsorship and advertising opportunities for the event, please contact Britt Call, Donor and Corporate Relations Manager, at (716) 873-9644 ext. 344 or at Sponsorships, underwriting and advertising opportunities are available here.