In East Aurora, Millard Fillmore’s hand-built home and museum is set to expand– the Aurora Historical Society plans to build a “Presidential Park” on the property and also place a bronze statue of Fillmore on Main St. The Society also hopes to replicate Fillmore’s law office in the expansion, making the property more of a campus for visitors.

While not remembered as one of the greatest presidents in US history, Fillmore contributed a great deal to Western New York. He was one of the earliest settlers of the region,opened Aurora?s first law practice, helped found what became the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, and was the first chancellor of the University of Buffalo.