More than just an outdoor sports emporium, the history of this West Seneca company provides but a single example of a vanishing community institution.
Originating with the Graduates Association of Buffalo Seminary, this exclusive women’s club continues to promote education and the arts in this, its third century. Michelle Kratts documents several of the notable figures who laid the foundations for this social and cultural institution.
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.
Despite Chautauqua’s long-time association with Temperance and reform, the region boasts a colorful history of winemaking that has been making a comeback in recent decades. John Slater provides us with the last of our three-part look at the Chautauqua Grape Belt.
Buffalo and Western New York are known for wintry weather and the recent lake effect event the area witnessed in November was only the latest addition to the region’s snowy heritage.
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.
As the area sees a resurgence in local brewing, John P. Eiss surveys the roots of brewing in canal-era Buffalo, dating back to Black Rock in 1811.
With an eye for art, Martha Jackson bucked society’s expectations of women at the time and made a name for herself as an international art dealer in the 1950s and 60s.