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Upstate History Documentaries

Upstate History Documentaries

  • In 1869, James and Elvira Scott purchased a farmhouse and 98 acres of farmland on what was called Sand Pond in upstate New York. The two moved in and…
  • The Gray Riders DVD is now available as a thank you gift for your contribution of $60 or more to support WSKG Public TV programs. Contribute online or…
  • On Friday, October 11th, 1946, East Hill in Ithaca once again sprang to life. The fall semester had been delayed by weeks because of a serious housing shortage, created largely by the enormous increase in enrollment. Many of the new freshmen that fall were World War II veterans seizing advantage of the GI Bill. It would be the beginning of a new era at Cornell and in America as universities across the country were transformed by the effects of the GI Bill.
  • Harvest, a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Brian Frey, aired November 19, 2015 and December 8, 2015 on WSKG TV. The film traces the history and…
  • In the autumn of 1881, a poor, uneducated shoemaker from Massachusetts stepped off a train in Binghamton, New York. It would mark the beginning of an era…
  • In the fall of 1914, Thomas John Watson was a broken man. Fired from a job he loved and convicted of a crime he claimed to be innocent of, his future…
  • In 1972, a young Binghamton entrepreneur had an idea - bring professional hockey to New York State's Southern Tier. Everyone thought he was crazy. At that…
  • In the fall of 1868. a new university opened on East Hill, overlooking the tiny village of Ithaca in upstate New York. Cornell University had a humble…
  • Explore the life or aviation pioneer Glenn H. Curtiss in this hour-long documentary.
  • In 1786, William Bingham, a wealthy banker and land speculator from Philadelphia, purchased 10,000 acres of land in Upstate New York. Bingham had a vision…