Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature (C-SAAHN)

A digital enterprise and network designed to help link volunteers and lifelong learning communities as part of the "Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea."

Dennis Galucki, Founder & Coordinator
Chuck LaChiusa, Webmaster

C-SAAHN/s Mission 

The Center for the Study of Art & Architecture; History & Nature (C-SAAHN) explores life's ancient and classic aesthetic values - Beauty & Truth; Goodness & Justice and the pursuit of Happiness - to enhance appreciation of the handmade and natural.

C-SAAHN is a digital enterprise designed to help link volunteers and lifelong learning communities, as part of the Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea.

C-SAAHN Programs

*Downtown Buffalo & Erie County Public Library every Tuesday at the noon-hour Sept - June (since Dec. 2009)

Buffalo Day @ Chautauqua
Annually since 2010.

Art of Investing
* Every Monday afternoon discussion in the Chautauqua Season at the Chautauqua Smith Memorial library (over 100 since 2009)

* Every 5th Tuesday of the month at the Downtown Buffalo & Erie County Public library's IMAGINE program.

 Franciscan-based Reflective Walk
in collaboration with the Wellness Institute for Greater Buffalo
Every First Sunday at Delaware Park inspired by Laudato Si', the 2015 Encyclical by Pope Francis, with over 50 walks since 2016.

C-SAAHN Audio & YouTube Catalog
* Most popular recordings  from Greater Buffalo & Chautauqua since 2010.

* Buffalo & Erie County Public Library YouTube Channel  

Audio recordings available at
C-SAAHN AUDIO Catalog contains over 1200 audio recordings

from Buffalo and Chautauqua Institution since 2010.

* The Chautauqua Archives Heritage Lecture Series with over 200 recordings since 2010.

C-SAAHN Projects
* With support from the C-SAAHN Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo several nonprofit programs and projects consistent with C-SAAHN's mission have been assisted since 2010

* Special projects include the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library 3D/VR Exhibits:  
Griffins Mills Presbyterian Church - 3D/VR (Virtual Reality)    ...     Hull House - 3D/VR (Virtual Reality)

* IMAGINE Greater Buffalo 2025
C-SAAHN Archives


Explore Buffalo, Downtown Tour Booklet    For children

Buffalo-Niagara Landmark
2007 Signage Project -
The 'City Beautiful Movement' in Buffalo

IMAGINE Greater Buffalo Recognition Award given annually at the IMAGINE program since 2009 

Mary Wilson and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is the recipients of the 2024 IMAGINE Greater Buffalo (IGB) Recognition Award 
presented on the May 7, 2024 IMAGINE Greater Buffalo virtual program hosted by the B&ECP Library.

Previous recipients of the IGB Recognition Award::
Buffalo AKG Art Museum Leadership Team and accepted by Joe Lin-Hill, Former Deputy Director - 2023
EC200 Organizing Committee and accepted by Erie County Executive, Mark Poloncarz - 2022
Mary Roberts, Martin House Complex - 2021
Donald K. Boswell - 2020
Elizabeth Licata,  Editor, WNY Spree - 2019
Michelle Kavanaugh, WNY STEM founder - 2018
Robert J. Kresse - 2017
Sally Cunningham - Buffalo News Garden Columnist - 2016
Congressman Brian Higgins - 2015
Marti Gorman - 2014
Joan K. Bozer - 2014
Anne Conable - 2012
Gerry Rising - 2011   
Ed Healy - 2011
John Conlin - 2010
Stanford Lipsey - 2010
Charles Rand Penney - 2010
Robert Shibley - 2009
Chuck LaChiusa - 2009

Co-sponsored by the B&ECPL
Friends of Griffin  Mills (FoGM)

Page by Chuck LaChiusa in 2020
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