The Three Thayers: Murder & Spectacle in Early Buffalo
February 22 - May 23, 2010
1825 was a pivotal and commemorative year in the history of Buffalo. Huge celebrations honored the Marquis de Lafayette’s visit to Buffalo, a tall honor for the small village. Likewise, the Erie Canal opened in the same year, bringing prosperity to the Niagara Frontier (within 10 years, the city’s population would more than quadruple to almost 20,000). But at that time, and for ensuing decades, 1825 would be best known as the year the Three Thayers were hanged for the murder of John Love.