Red Jacket, whose Indian name was Sa-Go-Ye-Wat-Ha, is well-known in Western New York as a great Seneca orator.
When the unification of the state church in Prussia created dissent among many Lutherans, large numbers of them emigrated to Western New York.
Thanks to the companies of Allan Herschell, North Tonawanda played an important part in America’s entertainment industry, and continues to honor that heritage today.
Matthew Biddle shows two examples of how technology is bringing history to a wider audience.
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.
Music still pours out of 145 Broadway, home to the historic Colored Musicians Club and its new jazz museum, which opened last fall.
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.
Named one of the past century’s most influential Western New Yorkers, Chauncey Hamlin was a politician, a conservationist and a key figure in the development of the Buffalo Museum of Science and the field of museology nationwide.