Video of a presentation by Executive Director Douglas DeCroix to the Historical Association of Lewiston on February 25, 2021. Presentation topic was a WNY-built P-39 Airacobra fighter, its journey to Russia and back home again.
Back in April, we asked readers to share their memories, photos and artifacts with us-- and you delivered!
Beginning with shock absorbers, the history of Houdaille Industries, in its various guises, encompasses everything from auto parts to launch pads for spaceships-- and just about everything in between.
We mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion with a look at some of Tonawanda’s real-life soldiers and the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan.”
Research into a typo in the Spring 2018 issue discovered that the mistake was inadvertently correct, with a further Western New York connection to boot!
Dubbed the "Dean" of the Supreme Court by Chief Justice Warren Burger, attorney John Lord O'Brian argued over 50 cases before the nation's highest court, while serving his community and his country in many other ways as well.
Veterans’ stories are not the only ones disappearing with the passing of the WWII generation. We share one man’s recollections of what it was like to be a child on the Buffalo Home Front.
Following the Second World War, Dr. Walter Dornberger was one of many former Nazis who launched a second career in America’s space program.