History & Heritage

James “Deacon” White was born in Canton, NY in 1847. On May 4, 1871, White had the first hit during the first at bat in the first all professional major league baseball game. He is...
On November 30th, 1864, Union and Confederate soldiers clashed at the Battle of Honey Hill in South Carolina. This July the battle was recreated for a group of onlookers at the Delaware County...
On April 15, documentary filmmaker Brian Frey will give a special presentation on Jack Sharkey for the Broome County Historical Society. Sharkey was born in Binghamton’s first ward on October...
During World War II, Lt. Col. George Haley flew combat missions with the famed Tuskegee Airmen. The actions of Lt. Col. Haley and the other Tuskegee Airmen paved the way for other African-Americans...
The lower gallery of the Binghamton University Art Museum is abuzz with activity. A group of graduate students huddle around a tape measure debating the best way to hang a large picture frame on the...
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...