Why do you so enjoy where you live? What makes it so comfortable? Who were the pioneers that paved the way to let you live in your relaxing home? Where did we get such a rich and enduring – some would say “resilient” – culture that America associates with our community?

Have you ever wondered what makes the Greater Western New York Region so special? And what can you do to ensure it stays special? The 1786 Project will answer these questions and more as we move to realize our goal of a community-wide birthday celebration this coming December 16th.

Do you want to learn more? Join us now so you won’t miss out on all the exciting events because the short timeline means will be moving fast!

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This is the site for citizens of the 17 western counties in New York State that historically make up the GreaterWestern New York region, a region recognized by the New York State Department of Health, the New York Press Association, and other groups. These include the counties of: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates.

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