History & Heritage

Between the summers of 1864 and 1865, nearly 3,000 Confederate prisoners died at the Civil War prison camp in Elmira, New York. The monumental task of burying the dead fell upon a former runaway...
Explore the stories behind some of America’s classic toys with Timeless Toys! From the wood and glass toys of World War II to the space-age toys of the 1950s and 1960s, toys capture the...
In 1863, Oscar Barton enlisted in the Union Army as a drummer. For two years, he carried his drum across the South as a member of the 26th United States Colored Troops. Today, the Tioga County...
Haunted History, a new series produced by WSKG History and Heritage, will air this October. Haunted History explores the ghost stories surrounding historic locations across our viewing area. The...
During the summer of 1779, a military expedition ravaged the landscape of upstate New York. Today, on the 235th anniversary of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign, the Public Archeology Facility (PAF) at...
When most people think of tourism in New York, they likely imagine the thousands of people who visit New York City every year. Famous sites like the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Empire State...
In 1943, 2nd Lt. Joseph P. Congelli, a native of Hornell, New York and a member of the "Mighty Eighth" 8th Air Force, was shot down while he returned from a mission over...
WSKG’s Uniquely New York highlights many of the museums, parks, and other destinations along New York’s Path Through History located within our viewing area. Travelers along New York...
WSKG’s Uniquely New York highlights many of the museums, parks, and other destinations along New York’s Path Through History located within our viewing area. Travelers along New York...
One man's trash...is another man's treasure! Join WSKG at the Phelps Mansion in Binghamton, NY with host Greg Keeler as our antiquing audience shares some unique items. [View the story "...