The 113-year-old vessel worked the Erie Canal and the Great Lakes for nearly a century. Today, it operates as a teaching tug, but the years of wear and tear require extensive repairs.
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.
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.