Western New York Heritage

About Us

The mission of the Western New York Heritage is to research, document, preserve and interpret all aspects of the heritage of the eight Western New York counties and to promote awareness of this heritage through the publication and dissemination of original research in Western New York Heritage Magazine and other media.

We are an IRS 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization. Donate Now


Sara Augspurger presents the 2015 Owen B. Augspurger Award to Executive Editor Douglas DeCroix at the Buffalo History Museum's annual Red Jacket Awards Dinner, October 1, 2015.

Executive Editor Douglas DeCroix awarded Excellence in Print Journalism Award at 8th Annual Medaille College Media Awards for his work with WNY Heritage magazine, 2013.

Outgoing editor John Conlin and incoming editor Douglas DeCroix accept award at 2009 Preservation Awards.

AIA Buffalo/Western New York, Community Service Award, 2007.

WNY Heritage Staff

  • Douglas W. DeCroix
    Executive Director

  • David Neth
    Assistant Editor

  • Darlene M. Lelonek
    Office Manager

Board Officers

  • Jane Burzynski

  • Joseph V. Sedita
    Vice President

  • Nicholas Knab

  • Paul Becker

Board of Directors

  • Dale Demyanick

  • William Koch

  • Mary Ann Kresse

  • Jacqueline Trace, PhD

Edward Bloomberg
Bob Clerici
Donald I. Dussing Jr.
Dorothy Ferguson
Maryann Saccomando Freedman
George Greenwood
Alice Miranda
William Paulot
Linda M. Schineller