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The Roycroft Campus of East Aurora, New York, is home to beautiful buildings, sublime artwork, and iconic furniture. Finding the inn, the print shop, or the copper shop requires little effort. But the stable, which is now home to the Roycroft Inn and…

A Utopia for lifelong learners, the Chautauqua Institution was founded in 1874 by Lewis Miller and John Heyl Vincent. Initially, Miller and Vincent sought to improve the teachings of Sunday Schools, but the scope of their project quickly grew and…

Nestled between the trees just outside of Woodstock sits The Maverick Concert Hall, the brainchild of Hervey White. Built in 1916, the structure was the happy result of White’s quest for a space that cultivated creativity with few constraints –…

The Shakers are well known for their traditions in vocal music. Countless personal and printed music books survive, attesting to the wide scope of their unique spirituals. First composed without text and performed with wordless syllables, spirituals…

Like Lyman Epps, Sr., James Henderson hailed from Troy, New York and migrated to Timbucto. Henderson left Troy with his wife, Susan, and five children in 1848 and they became some of the first African American settlers in North Elba. He was a cobbler…

UpstateHistorical

UpstateHistorical is an interactive website that brings the rich history of Upstate New York to life for tourists, residents, and anyone interested in learning more about this important region. It uses Curatescape, a web-based platform that uses GPS to allow administrators to pin key historical locations and upload story-based text, photographs, audio, and video content to tell the story of a particular place, the people that lived there, and events at that location. Read more About Us