Frederick Douglass' 1851 tour of Allegany County provides some unique insights into the philosophy and tactics of this iconic slave-turned-abolitionist.
An article in Western New York Heritage prompted a local cemetery to take action in memorializing two of Buffalo's scholastic pioneers.
After more than a century as a social club and organization, the most charming brick on the Broadway block is getting a facelift.
Recently named by the National Trust for Historical Preservation as one of "America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2019," Willert Park Courts is in danger of being razed, along with many unique sculptures throughout the complex.
The prestigious Jesse Ketchum Medal has been awarded to the top scholars in the Buffalo Public Schools since 1873, but it wasn't until 1884 that Grace Celia Taylor became the first African American recipient.
The man who attempted to subdue President McKinley's assassin enjoyed both fame and obscurity as a result of his efforts at Buffalo's Pan American Exposition.
In the summer of 1843, Frederick Douglass spent ten days in Buffalo that would help define him as a leading voice of the abolitionist cause.
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.