It may come as no surprise to learn that Dunkirk, NY, takes its name from the French city on the English Channel. But the way in which this occurred makes for a unique and interesting story.
An update on the state of Chautauqua's beloved amphitheater.
While she certainly wasn’t the first Roosevelt to visit the Chautauqua Institution, Eleanor Roosevelt did so more frequently than her two famous relatives. Lori Humphreys recounts her several visits and speeches, along their impact on Chautauqua and the Nation.
The controversial Hubbard is best known for the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, but he is also responsible for developing the “Larkin Idea.” Here we take a look at the influence of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle on both of these achievements.
The debate over the Chautauqua Amphitheater has dominated the news in recent months. Brian Berg reflects on the structure’s significant history and looks at the options available as the community struggles with this important regional and national preservation issue.
Not everyone in Western New York in the late 1800s was a fan of the drink. Fredonia’s Women’s Temperance Union took a stand against alcohol in December 1873, successfully closing many drinking establishments and laying the roots for the national W.C.T.U..
Despite Chautauqua’s long-time association with Temperance and reform, the region boasts a colorful history of winemaking that has been making a comeback in recent decades. John Slater provides us with the last of our three-part look at the Chautauqua Grape Belt.
The birth of Spiritualism is traced to the Fox sisters of Hydesville, NY in the 1840s. But a community devoted to this unique religion developed in Chautauqua County and remains vibrant today.