History & Heritage

For over 50 years, George F. Johnson had worked to build one of the largest and most successful manufacturing organizations in United States history, The Endicott Johnson Shoe Corporation. EJ Shoes,...
Join us this February for a series of Black History Month specials on WSKG TV and Radio. On WSKG TV PBS broadcasts programming created by and about African Americans year-round, from public...
A soldier's life is a queer life to be sure.  In no other place will a man find such intense bitterness mixed with such exquisite sweetness as here.  See for instance the poor, tired...
Within a state that can boast of the Manhattan skyline, Niagara Falls, the Statue of Liberty and the Finger Lakes, the Adirondack Mountains stand out as New York's most powerful landmark. ...
It's been said that you could seat a wise professor on one end of a log and a dedicated student on the other and you'd have a university.  Of course the needs of the society and demands...
There's an old Yiddish saying, "S'iz shver tsu zayn a Yid" -- "it's tough to be a Jew." Surely any religious discipline is going to make some uncomfortable demands on...
It was one of those times and one of those places where people were so focused on their own desires, plans and accomplishments that it was easy to disregard simple, basic needs.  In 1903, Ithaca...
"...When I get home [to Brooklyn] I get a change of thoughts.  Finally, I decide to play that Elmira card every other weekend.  Peace.  Quietness, peacefulness.  That's...
The American history we learned in school and which we celebrate on various holidays can leave the impression that following the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War and the adoption of...
History doesn't always fit into a neat decimal system, but it's a common exercise in mental shorthand to think of "the Gay 90s", "the Roaring 20s" or "the Nifty 50s...