The American Red Cross, Serving Erie & Niagara Counties is planning several events to celebrate the Centennial of its Clement Mansion Headquarters the weekend of September 21-22. The 20-room Mansion at 786 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo was designed by famed architect E.B. Green for the family of Marine National Bank President Stephen M. Clement and completed in 1913. Mr. Clement’s widow, Carolyn Tripp Clement, donated the family home to the Red Cross in 1941, and the Mansion was completely renovated and restored in 1999.
Family historian and architect Peter W. Clement, the great-grandson of Stephen M. Clement and Carolyn Tripp Clement, will share stories about the family and their home at 10am on Saturday, September 21. Mr. Clement’s lecture will be followed by a guided tour of the Mansion. Behind the Scenes Cocktail Tours, including cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres, will be offered from 6pm-8pm on Saturday, September 21 for $45/person. Reservations are requested for both the Peter W. Clement lecture and the Behind the Scenes Cocktail Tours by calling (716) 878-2396.
In addition, the Clement Mansion will be open to the public for guided tours between noon-4pm on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22. The tours, which will be led by specially-trained volunteer docents, will start every 20 minutes for a suggested donation of $5.
“Everyone at the Red Cross knows how lucky we are to be able to come to work at the Clement Mansion every day,” said Nancy Blaschak, Regional CEO. “We are looking forward to not only sharing the history of this beautiful building, but also how our staff and volunteers are using the Mansion today to help our Western New York neighbors.”