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Onondaga Historical Association

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321 Montgomery St. Syracuse, NY 13202 United States

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September 2014

It’s in Our Very Name: The Italian Heritage of Syracuse

September 14, 2014 @ 10:00 am - March 15, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

September 12, 2014 – March 16, 2015 at OH Museum This exhibit will focus on the history and influence of Italian culture on our community.  This begins with the very name given to this village in 1825, when John Wilkinson was inspired by a poem about Siracusa, Sicily.  Later, there was an Italian influence in our architecture, and by the 1880’s, an increasing number of Italian immigrants began to arrive to help with the construction of various infrastructures and buildings. …

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Ever a New Season: Photos of George N. Barnard

September 14 @ 11:00 am - September 21 @ 4:00 pm

To commemorate the nation’s 150th anniversary observance of the Civil War, OHA mounted a George Barnard exhibit.  Barnard, an extraordinary photographer, was a technical innovator, commercial pioneer, and important taste-maker in one of our pivotal periods.  Ever a New Season reintroduces an exciting early figure to a region already attuned to and highly literate in contemporary photography.  Barnard resided in Oswego and Syracuse before the war and retired to Marcellus for his last decade.  This exhibit is up until September…

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Watercolor Memories: The Artistic Legacy of Betty Munro

September 14, 2014 @ 11:00 am - January 25, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

OHA has opened an exhibit featuring the watercolors of the late Betty Munro, a local artist who could be seen painting in downtown Syracuse throughout the 1970s to the early 1990s.  The exhibit will focus on Betty’s artistic diversity through the use of watercolors.  All paintings in the exhibit will be available for sale.  OHA is open to the public Wednesdays – Fridays from 10 am to 4pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm.  The…

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OHA History Book Club

September 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

OHA History Book Club meets on Saturday, September 20 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at OHA, 321 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY  13202 to discuss the book George Eastman by Elizabeth Brayer.  The club is FREE and open to the public.  OHA’s regular hours are Wednesday to Friday, 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-4pm. Research Center hours are Wednesday to Friday, 10am-2pm, Saturday 11am-3:30pm. For information, go to cnyhistory.org, or call (315) 428-1864.

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The Onondaga Arsenal: Reflections on the War of 1812 in Memory and Loss

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In 1812, the State of New York finished a stone building along the Seneca Turnpike in Onondaga County, just in time for America’s second war with Britain.  The Onondaga Arsenal was an active military storehouse throughout that war.  After the war, the arsenal fell into disuse.  Its slow decay is documented in dozens of photographs and paintings.  Today, this building is largely invisible despite some attempts by the community to preserve it through the years.  OHA Curator of History, Dennis…

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