Our Apothecary museum and historical exhibits are an important component of education not only for the school's students, but also for alumni, the Western New York community, and visitors from around the world who have an interest in the earlier methods of pharmaceutical care.
The museum was created in 1986 to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the school. In 1993, a turn-of-the-century "apothecary" was created to adjoin the museum and further illustrate the practice of pharmacy in the U.S., focusing on the period between the late 1700s until the mid-1900s. This education continues as the museum and is further opened to the public through a series of displays throughout the school.
The Apothecary and historical exhibits also serve to preserve various artifacts from the history of pharmacy and the practice of medicine in Western New York and the surrounding areas.
Individual and small group tours are available. We also can provide half-day educational tour sessions for classes and youth groups in conjunction with the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection in the University at Buffalo’s Health Sciences Library and other health science museums and exhibits on campus. Contact Cindy Konovitz, Assistant Dean and Director of the Apothecary and Historical Exhibits, for more information.