Monument for the Forgotten
Museum of disABILITY History: 3826 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14226

Forgotten No More: Monument for the Forgotten Exhibit Opening
The Museum of disABILITY History will be holding a grand opening event for its Monument for the Forgotten exhibit on Saturday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at 3826 Main Street, Buffalo. The exhibit pays homage to the individuals who died in area institutions and were buried in desolate, nameless and unmarked graves. These individuals were long forgotten as time passed, but they are forgotten no more due to cemetery restoration efforts of area volunteers and businesses.

Following the exhibit opening program, a panel discussion entitled “Institutional Cemetery Restoration – Why we Restore,” will be held.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Pam Formoso, or 716.629.3626.

Please join us to see our newest exhibit, “Monument for the Forgotten.” This four-panel exhibit highlights the lives of people who died in Western New York institutions and were buried, many times nameless, in institutional cemeteries.

The exhibit features a breathtaking mosaic: Monument for the Forgotten, prepared by Faces of Buffalo, featuring thousands of individual grave markers woven into a mosaic tapestry image of a large stone monument.


The Museum of disABILITY History will now be open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday! Please stop in for a tour of our unique collection!
(Closed for Thanksgiving: Thursday – Saturday)


LITTLE DIFFERENCES: The Portrayal of Children with disABILITIES Throughout History is now available as a Traveling Exhibit.


The highly anticipated “Abandoned Asylums of New England: A Photographic Journey by John Gray” is now available for purchase at the museum store! The book offers the work of photographer John Gray, who has captured the final throes of the once majestic monuments of medical treatment. This photographic journey into the world of urban exploration documents the state of some of New England’s storied temples of control, treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with disabling conditions.

The Museum of disABILITY History provides a historical context for these asylums that heightens the degree of entropy into which these feats of architectural grandeur have fallen. From the gigantic Kirkbride campuses to the airy tuberculosis hospitals, Gray’s photography reveals through its compositions the poignant echoes of the lives lived, and sometimes lost, at these disappearing asylums. Click on the Museum Store tab and get your copy today!