After the sudden death of her husband in 1894, Emily McDonnell took on the then-unconventional role of a female business owner. The decision proved prosperous for her, and the legacy of McDonnell & Sons is still present in Western New York Today.
Abraham Lincoln visited Buffalo and Western New York several times throughout his life - and once after. The spring we mark the sesquicentennial of The Lincoln Special's visit to Buffalo, as part of its nationwide funeral procession.
The Cyclorama Building is one of Western New York's most unique architectural treasures. We honor the memory of developer Frank Ciminelli with this look back at the building's storied past.
The controversial Hubbard is best known for the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, but he is also responsible for developing the “Larkin Idea.” Here we take a look at the influence of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle on both of these achievements.
While she certainly wasn’t the first Roosevelt to visit the Chautauqua Institution, Eleanor Roosevelt did so more frequently than her two famous relatives. Lori Humphreys recounts her several visits and speeches, along their impact on Chautauqua and the Nation.
It’s a classic case of discovering something while looking for other things: thanks to a conversation with Batavia’s town historian, we can share these early 20th century photos of one of the region’s oldest hamlets.
The 113-year-old vessel worked the Erie Canal and the Great Lakes for nearly a century. Today, it operates as a teaching tug, but the years of wear and tear require extensive repairs.