When in Buffalo last year I learned of Explore Buffalo, a " a non-profit organization providing tours and other opportunities to discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history, and neighborhoods." I was impressed that such an organization existed; most cities have tourist boards tied to civic government or business. Others have heritage or architectural societies running tours. Here, in a small city that gets a fraction of the number of tourists that others do, has a free-standing independent group that's busy year round. Brad Hahn, its executive director (on the left above) guided us around.