Community Events - Calendar of Upcoming Events

OHA Book Club.
February 28, 2015, 11:30AM-1:00PM, Onondaga Historical Museum

The OHA book club will meet to discuss The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race by John Stauffer.  Free and open to the public.

Tracing Italian Immigrant History to the Italian American Present  by Salvatore Primeggia.
March 8, 2015, 2PM, Onondaga Historical Museum

They came. They worked. They built. From those who established Little Italy "villages" within our cities, to the fourth-generation upholders of ethnic neighborhoods, businesses, and traditions, the Italian immigrant legacy is a cultural imprint that continues to enrich the physical and social landscapes of our nation. What pushed so many Italians to leave their country between 1880 and 1924? What pulled these immigrants to New York City, as well as other American destinations? How did Old World attachments shape their responses to New World challenges? These questions are addressed as we examine the issues and impacts, past and present, of Italian immigration to the United States. This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’Speakers in the Humanities program.

March 15, 4:00 pm, St. Stephen Lutheran Church – 873 Dewitt Street, Syracuse, NY
This double illustrated lecture by OHA curator of history Dennis Connors will look at two aspects of Syracuse history:  Its rich legacy of brewing beer since the early 19th century and its reputation as a center in the early 20th century for the national Arts & Crafts Movement.  This 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 Syracuse China.  Free and open to the public.

OHA Book Club.
March 28, 2015 11:30AM-1:00PM, Onondaga Historical Museum

The OHA book club will meet to discuss Other Powers: The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull by Barbara Goldsmith.  Free and open to the public.

Emergency Employment and Public Enjoyment
How the Early Years of the Great Depression Transformed Onondaga Lake.

April 19, 2015 2:00PM, Onondaga Historical Museum
, An Illustrated lecture by Grant Johnson.
April 8, 2015 marks the 80th anniversary of the creation of the Works Progress Administration,better known as the WPA. The WPA was part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s series of New Deal programs to relieve the woes of the Great Depression. It was responsible for thousands of public improvements across the nation, especially notable in parks, historic sites and the arts. Previous to the WPA, the Onondaga County Emergency Work Bureau was a pilot work relief effort during the early 1930s, supported by then New York Governor Roosevelt, which completely transformed the east shore of Onondaga Lake, giving birth to today’s Onondaga Lake Park. This program will explore the local work that helped lead to the WPA.Grant Johnson is Cultural Resource Analyst with Environmental Design and Research.

OHA Book Club.
April 25, 2015 11:30AM-1:00PM, Onondaga Historical Museum

The OHA book club will meet to discuss April 1865 by Jay Winik.  Free and open to the public.

Cathedral Square Organ Crawl.
April 26, 2015, TBD time, TBD beginning church, TBD cost

The Cathedral Square Organ Crawl provides an historic tour led by OHA’s Executive Director, Gregg Tripoli, with organ concerts at TBD. Proceeds to benefit the Cathedral Square Neighborhood Assn. For more information and reservations, TBD. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!

Salt City Trivia  Book Signing.
May 11, 2015 7:00PM, DeWitt Community Library, ShoppingTown Mall, DCL Friends Room

Mr. Case will be speaking about his newest book "Salt City Trivia" extemporaneously for 15 minutes, and then open up for Q&A and selling books. Books can also be purchased at the Onondaga Historical Association's Gift Gallery at 321 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, or online here.

Stroll Among the Spirits, Oakwood Cemetery Ghostwalk.
June 12, 19, 6PM-7:15PM, June 13, 20 5:30-7:15PM Oakwood Cemetery.

Discover a pathway into the past through the picturesque “old section” of Oakwood Cemetery.  Meet some of the fascinating folks that reside there and hear their stories.  Friday, June 12th & 19th and Saturday, June 13th & 20th. Tours start at 6:00pm on Friday, at at 5:30 on Saturday, and leave every 15 minutes from Oakwood Cemetery's Chapel.  Reservations for OHA Members: $12, Non-Members: $15For more information and reservations please call Karen at 428-1864 x 312.   RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.   If calling for reservations on the weekend, please call 428-1864 x 321. For ages 10 and up.

OHA Medal Event.
June 18, 2015 8:00AM Tiffany Ballroom, Genesee Grande Hotel, 1060 East Genesee Street, Syracuse

For the 24th time since its inception in 1945, the Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) Medal will be awarded to recognize distinguished contributions to local history and to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Onondaga County. This year’s honorees to be announced in the near future.  Tickets are $50 per person, regular tables of ten are $400; patron tickets are $125 and patron tables are $1250.  Sponsorships begin at $500. For ticket and sponsorship information, call Lynne Pascale, Director of Development at 428‐1864, ext. 314 or email her at lynne.pascale@cnyhistory.org. Full buffet breakfast in the Tiffany Ballroom of the Genesee Grande Hotel, 1060 East Genesee Street, Syracuse. No tickets will be mailed. Check‐in the day of the event. You can buy tickets online.

Evening at the Museum
July 2, 9, 10 6:00 PM (sold out for July 2 at 6PM), 7:30PM Onondaga Historical Museum
In the spirit of GHOST WALK pay a visit to the Onondaga Historical Association for Evening at the Museum. OHA has collected innumerable stories from Syracuse and Central New York for 150 years. Now you have the opportunity to explore our past in a fun and unique way.   Accompany our knowledgeable night watchman to experience our exhibits in a new light and see who comes out of the woodwork to bring Salt City history to life. $15 per person.  Please call 428-1864 x312 for more information and reservations. If calling for reservations on the weekend, please call 428-1864 x 321.

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Onondaga Historical Association Museum, Research Center & Gift Gallery
321 Montgomery St.,  Syracuse, NY. 13202
Phone 315-428-1864, Fax: 315-471-2133