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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v9n49 (12/09/2010) » Section: Letters to Artvoice


First, there should be private museums and historical and cultural attractions there. These could include the proposed new “Fandemoneum” sports museum, Great Lakes/Erie Canal Museum, aquarium, indoor water park, Cheerio’s Museum, bicycle museum, and architecture museum. “Fandemonium” should also take over the stored items of the bankrupt Sports Museum of America in New York City (while the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame should go to Rochester) and also include Canada’s sports history as well as US and local Buffalo sports history. The currently fledgling maritime museum should be tied in with the possible Great Lakes/Erie Canal Museum. As well, a bicycle museum in Canalside, to succeed the one that closed in Orchard Park, should be tied in with the Maritime Museum and/or the Buffalo Transportation/Pierce Arrow Museum.

Human Rights Day

10 December is Human Rights Day; that is because the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948. The Commission on Human Rights began its work in January 1947 under the chairpersonship of Eleanor Roosevelt. In 30 articles, the Declaration sets forth basic rights and fundamental freedoms, to which all human beings everywhere in the world are entitled without any discrimination.

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