BUFFALO, NEW YORK—Greg Tranter, Founder of FANDEMONEUM, the Buffalo sports museum, connecting with the moments and memories of Buffalo sports, announced today that New York State has granted the Museum a Provisional Charter. It is an important step towards the Museum’s proposed opening. Mr. Tranter’s collection of historical Buffalo Bills memorabilia and Dr. Joseph Gambacorta, DDS expansive Buffalo Sabres collection are the centerpiece of this not-for-profit organization dedicated to the celebrating Western New York sports.
“Obtaining a Provisional Charter, approved by the State of New York Education Department is an important step in our journey and dream of opening an engaging and experiential sports museum in Buffalo,” stated Greg Tranter, Founder of Fandemoneum, the Buffalo sports museum. “The Provisional Charter helps to make the physical Museum become a reality, hopefully as part of Buffalo’s expanding waterfront.”
“Fandemoneum, the Buffalo sports museum, will display our collection of Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres memorabilia along with historical artifacts of other Buffalo sports teams including the Buffalo Braves, Buffalo Bisons, Buffalo Bandits as well as Western New York College and High School teams. This sports memorabilia is significant to Western New York and Southern Ontario and the history of our region.” Mr. Tranter added, “In addition to the vast collection, Fandemoneum will include activities, special exhibits, programs and events for families and all sports fans”.
Fandemoneum is dedicated to preserving the history of sports in Buffalo, New York and Southern Ontario while helping to tell the Story if Buffalo. The organization will use its extensive collection of memorabilia to raise funds in conjunction with local charities and corporate sponsors for the purpose of supporting charitable causes. A portion of the Museum’s collection was featured at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society’s very successful Buffalo Bills 50th Anniversary celebration in 2009 and 2010.