Originating with the Graduates Association of Buffalo Seminary, this exclusive women’s club continues to promote education and the arts in this, its third century. Michelle Kratts documents several of the notable figures who laid the foundations for this social and cultural institution.
In 1850, a group of Buffalo’s leading citizens gathered to discuss the educational opportunities for their daughters. Over 150 years later, Buffalo Seminary remains one of the nation’s outstanding academic institutions for young women.
The debate over the Chautauqua Amphitheater has dominated the news in recent months. Brian Berg reflects on the structure’s significant history and looks at the options available as the community struggles with this important regional and national preservation issue.
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..
While she certainly wasn’t the first Roosevelt to visit the Chautauqua Institution, Eleanor Roosevelt did so more frequently than her two famous relatives. Lori Humphreys recounts her several visits and speeches, along their impact on Chautauqua and the Nation.
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.
Thanks to a successful partnership between county and conservancy, the largest of the Erie County parks has been experiencing a renaissance in recent years. Here we look at the park’s creation, decline and how it is bouncing back.