The Erie Canal opened the West-- but getting there could be a deadly gamble, as this 1841 tragedy demonstrated.
The centennial of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica provides an opportunity to examine the life of Father Nelson Baker.
We mark the centennial of the first large-scale electrical transmission using alternating current with a look back at the man who made it possible.
The Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York shares images, past and present, of our region's rich Hispanic culture.
We remember this pillar of Buffalo’s African American community with a series of personal recollections.
The traditional Dyngus Day ritual of drenching a young woman with water is shown in this circa 1930s postcard, printed by the Stanley Novelty Co. of Buffalo. Read about the Stanley Novelty Co. in our web exclusive.
The Board of Women Directors at the Pan Am used their power and social standing to overtly claim public space for women and challenge traditional Victorian gender norms.
Ignoring the cries for human rights and basic human decency, President Millard Fillmore opted to support the Fugitive Slave Act in an attempt to prevent civil war and preserve the Union.