Since Buffalo State is located in the Museum District of Buffalo and is near a host of historically important areas, buildings, and associations, our department offers numerous opportunities for internships and cooperation across historic Buffalo. The Burchfield-Penney Art Center on campus holds the largest public collection of artist Charles Burchfield's work. The internationally famous Albright-Knox Art Gallery is literally across the street from the campus, as is the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. Our museum studies program interacts with the Art Conservation Department, which is one of the top three programs in the nation.
Our students and faculty have also been active in local history, preserving church records from African-American churches, and forming cooperative projects with the historic Black Rock community. Our students also have ample opportunity for interaction with each other. Our chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the international History Honor Society, has been active for years, providing honor students with the opportunity to meet other students in social and academic settings.