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February 2018

Ben Walsh to Sign Mayor’s Autograph Book

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202
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On February 21s, 2018, Ben Walsh will become the 52nd Mayor of Syracuse to sign the "Mayor's Autograph Book." This book has the autograph of every Mayor of Syracuse since the first Mayor, Harvey Baldwin, in 1848. The signing will take place at the Onondaga Historical Museum at 321 Montgomery Street in downtown Syracuse at 10 AM. The event is open to the public. Mayor Walsh will sign the book on a mid-19th century desk used in the United States…

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Syracuse: How far from Birmingham – The 1963 CORE Protests and the Racial Politics of Urban Renewal

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202
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On Thursday, February 22nd, Curator of History Bob Searing will speak about the CORE (the Congress on Racial Equality) protests during the 1960s. In the summer and fall of 1963, the Congress on Racial Equality, a significant national civil rights group,  organized a series of marches to protest the city's program of urban renewal, which was destroying much of the 15th ward, and disproportionately affecting the city's black community.  CORE's actions and the city's response to them mark an important and often…

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OHA Book Club: “The Traitor’s Wife” by Allison Pataki

February 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202
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On February 24th, the OHA Book Club will discuss "The Traitor's Wife" by Allison Pataki. About the book (via Goodreads) A riveting historical novel about Peggy Shippen Arnold, the cunning wife of Benedict Arnold and mastermind behind America's most infamous act of treason . . . Everyone knows Benedict Arnold--the Revolutionary War general who betrayed America and fled to the British--as history's most notorious turncoat. Many know Arnold's co-conspirator, Major John Andre, who was apprehended with Arnold's documents in his boots…

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OHA Announces Follow-up to World War I Reading and Discussion Program

February 27 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

The Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) is pleased to offer a second installment of “Our World Remade: World War I,” a reading and discussion series developed and sponsored by Humanities New York. “With its thematic focus, this reading and discussion program offers an unusual twist on the standard book group format by making time for thinking deeply about one idea, over time, from a variety of perspectives,” says Sara Ogger, executive director of Humanities New York. Something special happens when we…

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March 2018

OHA Book Club – Upstate Cauldron: Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Upstate New York

March 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

On Saturday, March 24th, the OHA Book Club will discuss Upstate Cauldron: Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Upstate New York. About the book (via SUNY Press) Bronze Medalist 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the US Northeast – Best Regional Non-Fiction Category HONORABLE MENTION 2015 ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Religion Category From 1776 to 1914, an amazing collection of prophets, mediums, sects, cults, utopian communities, and spiritual leaders arose in Upstate New York. Along with the best known of these, such as…

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May 2018

2018 OHA Medal Award Breakfast

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Hotel Syracuse, 500 S Warren Street
Syracuse, 13202
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It takes the legacy of many hands to build a community. Since 1945, the Onondaga Historical Association Medal Award has recognized distinguished contributions to the cause of preserving and interpreting Onondaga County history. The award itself is a historical medallion originally struck in commemoration of Onondaga County’s 1894 Centennial. The OHA Medal is the highest honor that this organization can bestow upon an individual for contributions made to the cause of preserving and interpreting our heritage. Since OHA is the only general…

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