Following the Second World War, Dr. Walter Dornberger was one of many former Nazis who launched a second career in America’s space program.
Our look back over the past 20 years of Western New York Heritage magazine continues with a survey of some of the many architecture-related stories that have graced our pages.
Fort Niagara's two 1917 training camps prepared thousands of officers for service "Over There."
Royalton's Belva Lockwood was the first female to be admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court and was later also the first full-fledged female candidate for president.
The end of the Second World War signaled the beginning of the Cold War, and with it the need to defend the industry and population of the Niagara Frontier from a potential onslaught by Soviet bombers. Such an attack never occurred, but we examine the various measures that were taken to shield our region from nuclear obliteration.
Niagara Falls had been a trade center long before the falls became world famous. As tourism in the region grew, so did the demand for the beautiful beadwork made by the Tuscarora Artisans.
While the Maid of the Mist is certainly the longest-running sightseeing tour in Niagara Falls, the Great Gorge Route was the most popular for a time. John Slater dives into the international railroad line that attracted millions.
When the unification of the state church in Prussia created dissent among many Lutherans, large numbers of them emigrated to Western New York.