Asa Ransom was one of Western New York's most intriguing—yet mysterious—early pioneers. We take a look back at his life and accomplishments.
The history of Western New York’s European settlement is fraught with interconnected events and relationships, including some between several well-known characters.
Research and renovation efforts are reviving this early 19th century home and farmstead to create a cultural heritage site for visitors to enjoy.
As a medical doctor and a military colonel, Cyrenius Chapin's reputation often preceded him along the Niagara Frontier. Erie County Historian Doug Kohler looks at the influential character.
The editor takes a look at famed artist Thomas Cole's work relating to WNY.
The incredible 600-mile trek of a farmer and his family from Vermont to Western New York in 1811.
Painstaking restorative efforts have made this early 19th-century log cabin the best surviving example of housing built by the earliest Holland Land Purchase settlers.
The adventuresome life of this pioneer merchant is intertwined with several major formative events in Niagara Frontier history. In 1840, Thompson also became the first popularly elected mayor of Buffalo.