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Last updated August 6, 2007





One of a several prominent historical landmarks in Clarence. Originally a mill built in 1858, now a popular restaurant.


Population: 22,400

Established: 1808


The Town of Clarence is the oldest township in Erie County (formally established in 1808). Today, the Town is an exciting mix of old and new, encompassing approximately 52 square miles.

Located on Rt. 5, 20 minutes east of Buffalo, 10 minutes from the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, 45 minutes from Niagara Falls.



ASA RANSOM HOUSE, 10529 Main Street, Clarence, New York 14031. Telephone (716) 759-2315, Fax (716) 759-2791. A charming, historic country inn with 9 rooms.

THE VILLAGE HAVEN, 9370 Main Street, Clarence, New York 14031. Telephone (716)759-6845, Fax (716) 759-6847. Comfortable rooms at reasonable rates, 30 rooms. Restaurant nearby.




*** Receptions at Art Museum in Clarence 

ASA RANSOM HOUSE, 10529 Main Street, Clarence, New York 14031. Telephone (716) 759-2315. Reservations recommended. Closed Mondays.

SALVATORE'S ITALIAN GARDENS, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, New York 14043. Telephone (716) 683-7990. Premier Italian restaurant. Reservations recommended.

TANDOORI RESTAURANT, 7740 Transit Road, Williamsville, New York 14221. Telephone (716) 632-1112. The best Indian cuisine in the Buffalo area.




CLARENCE HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 10465 Main Street, Clarence, New York 14031. Telephone (716) 759-8575 or 741-3780. Located next to the popular Clarence Town Park. In addition to its interesting collection of historical artifacts, there is also a replica of the laboratory of the inventor of the pacemaker, Wilson Greatbatch. The museum is open 1-4 p.m. on Sundays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.on Wednesdays. Also by appointment.



Portrait-bust of Salvador Dali, one of many fine works of art in the Museum of European Art.


MUSEUM OF EUROPEAN ART, 10545 Main Street, Clarence, New York 14031. Telephone (716) 759-6078. Collection of European artists including Arentz, Dali, Fuchs, Breker, Stendar, Chagall, Hohberger, Picasso, Moore, Andy Warhol, Carzou, Tremois, Belmondo, etc. Open Tuesday to Friday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Also by appointment. Unique gift shop-art gallery with limited edition lithographs and bronze sculpures. Free admission.

*** Receptions at Art Museum in Clarence 



CLARENCE TOWN PARK, located in the historic part of the town called 'Clarence Hollow.' Summer music concerts take place here every year in July, on Sunday evenings.



ANTIQUE WORLD, 10995 Main Street. 350 dealers indoors, hundreds outdoors every Sunday. Telephone 759-8483.

CLARENCE LIBRARY, 3 Town Place (behind the Town Hall). Open from 10-9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; from 1-9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Telephone 741-2650.


The Log Cabin, the oldest building in Clarence. Located next to the Clarence Historial Museum and steps from the Museum of European Art.





CONSULATE OF CZECH REPUBLIC. 10545 Main Street, Clarence, New York 14031. John Zavrel, Honorary Consul. tel. (716) 759-6078, fax (716) 759-1983, e-mail: zavrel@meaus.com

CONSULATE OF CANADA. 3000 HSBC Center, Buffalo, NY 14203. Tel. (716) 858-9585, fax 852-4340.

CONSULATE OF FRANCE. 319 N. Forest Road, Williamsville, NY 14221. Dr. William James, Honorary Consul. tel.(716) 633-4766.

CONSULATE OF GERMANY. 11 Summer Street, Buffalo, NY 14209. Michael Barrell, Honorary Consul. tel. (716) 881-5778, fax (716) 883-4954.

CONSULATE OF ITALY. 160 Court Street, Buffalo, NY 14202. Lucia Cullens, Honorary Consul. tel. (716) 856-3626, fax (716) 856-6922.

CONSULATE OF JAPAN. 45 Tudor Place, Buffalo, NY 14222. Joe Koessler, Honorary Consul. tel. (716) 882-9200, fax (716) 882-9200.

CONSULATE OF SWITZERLAND. 75 John Glenn Drive, Amherst, NY 14228. Jean Kubler, Honorary Consul. tel. (716) 691-5726, fax (716) 691-6136. 



Fall in the Clarence Town Park.




Dr. Joseph Wincenc Honored by the Alexander Order

The Making of the Pacemaker

The Museum of European Art



SUNDAY CONCERTS IN THE PARK, on Sunday evenings in July. An annual event for the past 33 years, originally founded by Dr. Joseph Wincenc. For more information, call Mike Peterson 741-2643.