More than just an outdoor sports emporium, the history of this West Seneca company provides but a single example of a vanishing community institution.
Despite Chautauqua’s long-time association with Temperance and reform, the region boasts a colorful history of winemaking that has been making a comeback in recent decades. John Slater provides us with the last of our three-part look at the Chautauqua Grape Belt.
As the area sees a resurgence in local brewing, John P. Eiss surveys the roots of brewing in canal-era Buffalo, dating back to Black Rock in 1811.
With an eye for art, Martha Jackson bucked society’s expectations of women at the time and made a name for herself as an international art dealer in the 1950s and 60s.
When a fire erupted in the M.H. Birge & Sons Wallpaper Company factory in December 1880, the workers – many of whom were children – had little time to escape. John H. Grandits looks at the Birge fire as an example of the dangers of child labor.
The controversial Hubbard is best known for the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, but he is also responsible for developing the “Larkin Idea.” Here we take a look at the influence of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle on both of these achievements.
Today the name Letchworth is associated with the state park on the edge of Wyoming and Livingston counties, but the man for which the park is named had a successful business and philanthropic career as well.