The Erie Canal opened the West-- but getting there could be a deadly gamble, as this 1841 tragedy demonstrated.
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.
A religious zealot established a bizarre community in Chautauqua County, which included an eccentric and accomplished British politician and writer.
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.
When fire broke out at the Fredonia Baptist Church in May 2018, it threatened to wipe away 165 years of history in the village.
Join us on an aerial tour of all eight counties of Western New York.
Though not as well-known as a Burchfield or a Sisti, this quintet of mid-20th century artists found inspiration in Chautauqua County's pastoral landscapes, charting careers that are worthy of greater recognition.
A jack of many trades, the story of William A. Hart provides an interesting look into 19th century America and the beginnings of what would become the middle class.