Frederick Douglass' 1851 tour of Allegany County provides some unique insights into the philosophy and tactics of this iconic slave-turned-abolitionist.
George Eastman and his industrialist colleagues launched a public health campaign in 1920, designed to rid Rochester children of a perceived “pain in the neck.”
The infamous Fox sisters are no strangers to our pages. But here we focus on the team of Buffalo doctors who came very close to cracking the case of their mysterious "rappings."
The only woman Glenn Curtiss ever taught to fly achieved a host of aviation firsts, but her eventful life included plenty of adventures on the ground as well.
As the General Conference got underway in 1860, a growing rift within the Methodist faith, over issues of slavery and paid seating, resulted in the creation of Free Methodism right here in Western New York.
A new memoir gives an intimate look at Rochester’s only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house and sheds more light on its history.
While cobblestone masonry isn't unique to Western New York, about 75 percent of cobblestone buildings in the country are within 75 miles of Rochester. Not limited to one design-style, the cobblestones in Niagara and Orleans counties show impressive variety.