Community Events - Calendar of Upcoming Events

Suite Stories: Historic Ghostwalk at HOTEL SYRACUSE.
December 27, 1-5:30PM, December 28 1-3PM, and January 3, 1-3:30PM. Tours leave every 15 minutes, Hotel Syracuse

Relive the past glory of Syracuse’s premier hotel.  Built in 1924, it has been a gathering spot for prominent citizens of the city and a luxurious retreat for visiting celebrities such as Dwight Eisenhower, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Charles Lindbergh, Bob Hope, Nat King Cole, Richard Nixon, Elvis Presley, Paul Newman, Bill Clinton and The Rolling Stones.  Tour the public rooms and hear stories from actors portraying personalities who played a part in the 90-year history of this grand CNY Landmark. Be one of the first people to see Carl Roters 40 foot mural after being covered by mirrors for 37 years. Tours leave every 15 minutes, ages 10 and up. Make your reservations here.

OHA Book Club.
January 24, 2015, 11:30AM-1:00PM, OH Museum

The OHA book club will meet to discuss Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, An American Slave.  Free and open to the public.

An Accomodating Legacy: The History of Hotels in Downtown Syracuse.
February 15, 2015, 2:00PM, OH Museum

Ever since Henry Bogardus built his tavern on the northwest corner of Salina and Genesee streets in 1806, the area comprising downtown has provided lodging for travelers.  Whether journeying by stagecoach, packet boat, railroad car, automobile or jet, there have been a staggering variety of establishments catering to Syracuse’s guests.  Explore how these and other forces in American life shaped the hotel heritage of Syracuse in this illustrated lecture by curator of history, Dennis Connors.  Offered in conjunction with the current OHA exhibit, Lodging Landmark: The Heritage of the Hotel Syracuse.  Free and open to the public.

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

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

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.

Oakwood Cemetery Ghostwalk.
June 12, 13, 19, 20, 6PM-8PM, Oakwood Cemetery,

More details, coming soon.

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 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. Minimum fifteen people, $15 per person.  Please organize your own groups of fifteen.  Please call 428-1864 x312 for more information and reservations.

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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