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July 2016

The Lyman Smith Family Fortunes

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Onondaga Historical Association,
321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202
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The Lyman Smith Family Fortunes

The fascinating history of three generations of Syracuse’s Lyman Smith Family, the “Smith” in one of the world’s most famous typewriters, the Smith-Corona.  It’s a tale that stretches over numerous family properties, from urban mansions, to hunting camps and including what once was the tallest building west of the Mississippi. Remarks will be accompanied by unique historic photographs of three generations of Smith Family their interesting properties and how some wound up in the hands of a Latin band leader…

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Third Annual Thousand Islands Boat Tour

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thousand Islands

Join us Saturday, July 30th, on the Miss Clayton as we cruise the St. Lawrence River.  We disembark and  tour Thousand Island Park, a private Victorian summer colony, painstakingly-preserved, and later, La Duchesse, a Gilded Age houseboat and a grand dame of "the River."  It was reclaimed from the river by the late Andrew McNally, and restored as his summer home, which he bequeathed to the Antique Boat Museum. We board the Miss Clayton at 10 A.M. at the Antique…

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August 2016

Franklin Square Walking Tour with Dennis Connors

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Franklin Square Park Syracuse, NY

Today, Franklin Square is an exciting district of loft apartments, breathtaking condominiums and state-of-the-art office headquarters.  But 100 years ago, its historic buildings housed a diverse array of local manufacturing firms.  They produced products that ranged from railroad car windows and forging hammers to knitted underwear.  Dennis Connors, OHA’s history curator, will lead participants in an informative stroll through this once fascinating enclave of industrial architecture and innovation, including a stop inside a renovated structure.  Pre-registration is required. Call Karen…

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