What began as a small church band has evolved to become one of Western New York's most unique musical ensembles.
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..
St. Paul's Catholic Church at the corner of Delaware & Victoria in Kenmore, NY
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.
When the unification of the state church in Prussia created dissent among many Lutherans, large numbers of them emigrated to Western New York.
As the community rallies around the preservation of St. Ann’s Church and Shrine, the author recalls its history, its significance and its unmatched interior beauty.
In the late 1800s, crusaders in Chautauqua County led a movement by launching the state’s first county suffrage association, influencing public sentiment and hosting several highly attended pro-suffrage events.
The experiences of Eugene Hegedüs, who came to this region as a refugee after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, shed light on the history of the local Piarist Fathers, the Calasanctius School and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Graycliff estate.