The history of Western New York’s European settlement is fraught with interconnected events and relationships, including some between several well-known characters.
George Kennan's captivation with travel and Russia led him to expose the horrors of the exile system.
It may come as no surprise to learn that Dunkirk, NY, takes its name from the French city on the English Channel. But the way in which this occurred makes for a unique and interesting story.
Marie-Thérèse Guyon Cadillac traveled by water from Quebec City to Detroit, passing through the Niagara Region in 1702. A story of the Old French Frontier.
Thomas Hart Benton's mural painting helped tell the story of American history.
From his pioneering expedition to the North Pole to his retirement in East Aurora and Amherst, explorer Frederick Cook's polar conquest was debated – until now.
A study of Old Fort Niagara's significance on the 250th anniversary of the French and Indian War in Western New York.
The master shipbuilder Moyse Hillaret, who was chosen to participate in the grand plan of exploration, became an enemy of La Salle.