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February 2017

“Bottoms Up:” A History of the Brewing Industry in Syracuse

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave
Manlius, 13104
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Syracuse Brewing History

Join us on February 28th at the Manlius Public Library as OHA's Curator of History, Dennis Connors, presents on Syracuse's brewing history. Beer has been made in the Syracuse area as early as the 1790s. This program reviews its local history, ties to various ethnic neighborhoods, struggles with the Temperance Movement and the Depression, and its revival in the late 20th century with both local brewpubs and national industrial giants. This event is free and open to the public. 

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March 2017

Book Club – Frontier Justice: The Rise and Fall of the Loomis Gang by E. Fuller Torrey

March 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Frontier Justice: The Rise and Fall of the Loomis Gang by E. Fuller Torrey

On March 4th, the OHA Book Club will meet and discuss Frontier Justice: The Rise and Fall of the Loomis Gang by E. Fuller Torrey. Via Amazon: A definitive history of the Loomis Gang who terrorized central New York in the 1800's. Well-educated and from aristocratic New England families, George and Rhoda Loomis raised their children to be outlaws. Robbery, horse thieving, bribery, arson, counterfeiting, kidnapping, rape and murder-the Loomis Gang did it all until they were brought down by Constable…

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$20 - $100

Beneath the Surface: The Storied History of Onondaga Lake at the Palace Theatre

March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Palace Theatre, 2384 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13206 United States
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onondaga lake

The film, Beneath the Surface: The Storied History of Onondaga Lake, covers the amazing history of the lake and the remarkable impact it has had on our American Way of Life over the past six centuries. From the birthplace of the Great Law of Peace and the great Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the first representative democracy in the west, to the production of the country’s largest supply of some of its most important commodities and innovative products, to the Resort Era and the…

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Gustav Stickley and Syracuse’s Arts & Crafts Legacy

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North Syracuse Public Library, 100 Trolley Barn Lane
North Syracuse, NY 13212 United States
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Gustav Stickley House in Syracuse

Join us March 30th at the North Syracuse Public Library as OHA's Curator of History, Dennis Connors, presents on Gustav Stickley and Syracuse's Arts & Crafts Legacy. This program explores the great traditions that developed early in the 20th century that made Syracuse a center for the national Arts & Crafts Movement. The lecture reviews the story of Gustav Stickley, but also touches on the contributions of local architect Ward Wellington Ward, stained glass craftsman Henry Keck and the artists at…

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April 2017

Presentation: “The Peacetime Draft During the Cold War: Stories from Those Who Served”

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202
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The Peacetime Draft During the Cold War 1953-1964: Its Impact on a Generation of Americans (Stories From Those Who Served)

This presentation by Mel and Mady Rubenstein discusses the book, The Peacetime Draft During the Cold War: Stories from Those Who Served. The book includes stories from Syracuse area men who contributed stories to the book about their time in the service during the extremely dangerous period between the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.  

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Book Talk & Signing: An Oneida Indian in Foreign Waters: The Life of Chief Chapman Scanandoah with Author Laurence Hauptman

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Skä•noñh-Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway
Liverpool, NY 13088 United States
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An Oneida Indian in Foreign Waters: The Life of Chief Chapman Scanandoah

On April 5th, 2017 at 6:00 pm, the Onondaga Historical Association, in cooperation with Syracuse University Press, will host a book talk and signing book with author Laurence Hauptman on his book, An Oneida Indian in Foreign Waters: The Life of Chief Chapman Scanandoah, 1870-1953. The event will take place at the Skä•noñh-Great Law of Peace Center on Onondaga Lake Parkway in Liverpool, New York. About the book: Chapman Scanandoah was an outsider at the primarily African American Hampton Institute where he…

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Book Club: “The Soul of Central New York” by Sean Kirst

April 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sean Kirst's Soul of Central New York

On April 15th, The OHA Book Club will meet to discuss The Soul of Central New York by Sean Kirst. The author will be joining the discussion. You can purchase the book here or in our Gift Gallery at 321 Montgomery Street in Downtown Syracuse. More about the book via Syracuse University Press: Nationally celebrated columnist Sean Kirst offers a deeply moving collection of stories about the struggles and triumphs of the everyday men and women who define Syracuse. "Kirst not only…

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May 2017
$50

2017 OHA Medal Breakfast Honoring OHA Curator of History Dennis Connors and Journalist, Author, & Public Speaker Sean Kirst

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 E Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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The 2017 OHA Medal will be awarded to OHA's Curator of History Dennis Connors and Journalist, Author, and Public Speaker Sean Kirst to recognize their outstanding and meritorious service to local history, and to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Onondaga County. This year's event will take place at the Persian Terrace in the beautifully restored Marriott Syracuse Downtown (formerly the Hotel Syracuse) on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. The OHA Medal is the highest honor that this…

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Book Club: The Triangle Fire by Leon Stein

May 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202
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The Triangle Fire

On May 6th, the OHA Book Club will discuss The Triangle Fire by Leon Stein More about the book: March 25, 2011, marks the centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, in which 146 garment workers lost their lives. A work of history relevant for all those who continue the fight for workers' rights and safety, this edition of Leon Stein's classic account of the fire features a substantial new foreword by the labor journalist Michael Hirsch, as well as a new…

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