In the late 1800s, piles of lumber stretched for miles as the Twin Cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda developed around the harbor and the surging lumber industry.
Curator Lenora Henson offers an insider’s view of recent efforts to restore the landscape surrounding the Wilcox house to that which greeted Theodore Roosevelt at his presidential inauguration in 1901.
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.
Oakwood Cemetery, opened in 1852, was typical of the Rural Cemetery Movement — but far from ordinary. Designed by railroad engineer Theodore Judah, it’s the only cemetery with a section dedicated to Niagara’s daredevils.
A dedicated group of Western New Yorkers engage in a unique example of historic preservation.
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.
Wondering how to research your home or property’s history? Our author presents an introductory overview on how to get started!
When the unification of the state church in Prussia created dissent among many Lutherans, large numbers of them emigrated to Western New York.