When rail magnate Dean Richmond and his wife Mary purchased their Batavia home, the modifications they made resulted in the area’s preeminent residence. We take a look at this stately home, both inside and out.
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.
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.