In the 1890s Alfred University was looking for a way to boost enrollment and practically train students. Spurred by fine modeling clay in the local soil and the numerous clay industries in the Hudson Valley, the NYS School of Clay-Working and Ceramics at Alfred University was founded in 1901 and has grown into a national leader.
The winners in our 2013 student essay contest delve into Tuscarora beadwork, a historic Lockport barn and the wonder of Niagara Falls.
As the General Conference got underway in 1860, a growing rift within the Methodist faith, over issues of slavery and paid seating, resulted in the creation of Free Methodism right here in Western New York.
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.
Founded in 1912 on the tenets of progressive education, The Park School of Buffalo still thrives today, with an emphasis on learning by doing and school as community.
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.