Before grape juice dominated the grape market, growers in Western New York and Northeast Pennsylvania produced thousands of acres worth of table grapes for a nationwide market. Related industries such as shipping and manufacturing of supplies were also fruitful for the people of the Chautauqua-Erie Grape Belt.
Women of New York State played major roles in the Women's Rights movements of the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Chautauqua County's Kate Stoneman was among the prime movers, breaking barriers in the legal profession still significant today.
Abraham Lincoln only briefly passed through this area – once while campaigning and one in his funeral train – but a pair of his political allies, Clark Ezra Carr and Erastus D. Webster, called Western New York their home.
Art preservationist Laura Schell recounts the painstaking restoration of a long-forgotten billboard, covered for a century and now brought back to life.
It's hard to imagine the immense hotels bustling with halcyon summer activities. Lakewood, near Jamestown, was like a self-contained fairyland utopia, the essence of a resort community.
Roger Tory Peterson wrote the book on bird identification. A museum in his hometown, Jamestown, NY, designed by Robert A.M. Stern, celebrates the naturalist's art and his life's work.
The life and love of Isabelle Reidpath Martin, her marriage to Darwin Martin and her encounters with Frank Lloyd Wright.
After nearly a century, the architect of some of Chautauqua Institution's most defining buildings is revealed to be one of our most renowned. See how E.B. Green received the historic but forgotten commission.