The traditional Dyngus Day ritual of drenching a young woman with water is shown in this circa 1930s postcard, printed by the Stanley Novelty Co. of Buffalo. Read about the Stanley Novelty Co. in our web exclusive.
Video of a presentation by Executive Director Douglas DeCroix to the Historical Association of Lewiston on February 25, 2021. Presentation topic was a WNY-built P-39 Airacobra fighter, its journey to Russia and back home again.
Inspired by the Old Photo Album that appeared in our Summer 2020 issue, ("Hats Off to the Milliners"), the granddaughter of Buffalo milliner Anna Schnitter sent us the story of Anna's shop, along with some photos of her work.
We remember a pillar of Western New York's heritage and philanthropic community.
An Orleans County farmer's dream of training a more authentic Santa Claus
Early in his career, future governor William H. Seward had to institute a regime of palliative measures in order to quell the axe-wielding settlers' riot against the Holland Land Company when their farms were threatened with imminent foreclosure.
From backyard latrines and cesspools to innovative smart technology, we explore the history of Buffalo's sewer system over the last 200 years.
The Board of Women Directors at the Pan Am used their power and social standing to overtly claim public space for women and challenge traditional Victorian gender norms.