The Erie Canal opened the West-- but getting there could be a deadly gamble, as this 1841 tragedy demonstrated.
The Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York shares images, past and present, of our region's rich Hispanic culture.
Nearly a century ago, vision and craftsmanship created a unique attraction. Now new visionaries and craftspeople have brought it back home.
Erie County marks its bicentennial with a variety of commemorative projects.
The Panic of 1893 moved a number of "industrial armies" to act on their economic troubles by marching on Washington. One of these groups only got as far as Cheektowaga, however.
Scottish immigrant-turned-reformer, William Lyon Mackenzie, attempted to effect changes in Upper Canada's government by attempting to set up his own country--with a little help from the neighbors.
A century ago, thousands of newly immigrated Poles risked everything for a chance to free their homeland from oppression—in spite of the prejudices they experienced in "the Land of the Free."
Like elsewhere in America, throngs of Italian immigrants migrated to Western New York in the late 19th century. We examine their journey from outcasts to acceptance in Genesee County.