Community Events - Calendar of Upcoming Events

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. Tag along with our intrepid night watchman, Herman Spivey, and discover "who" or "what" pops out of the museum woodwork. The "evening rounds" will uncover hilarity and history for all ages 10 and over. $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.

Auburn Bus Tour to Seward House and Cayuga Museum
July 11, 2015 meet at Destiny USA at 9:00 am.

This tour will explore the Seward House as well as the Cayuga Museum. The group will meet at Destiny USA on the corner of Hiawatha Boulevard and Solar Street - The last lot on the left (if you are facing Destiny) before you cross Hiawatha. $85 (or $75 for OHA members) includes transportation, admission to both museums, and lunch. Please call Jon Zella at 315-428-1864 x315 or contact him by email at Jon.Zella@cnyhistory.org for any additional questions or to make a reservation. 9:00am-5:00pm.

A Creekwalk Crawl
July 18, 2015, 10AM with Dennis Connors

Explore the history that one can discover along Syracuse’s popular Onondaga Creekwalk.  The history of Franklin Square, once a major industrial district, will be explored along with how the Inner Harbor came into existence and the role it played in shaping the city’s Lakefront.  Registration is required.  $12 per person or $10 for OHA Members. For 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.

Arts and Crafts Festival
July 24 10-4, 25 & 26 11-4
OHA Lobby and street in front of OHA building.
As part of The Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival, OHA will host Native American crafts and art, including jewelry, baskets, dream catchers, skin products, and food for purchase in the OHA Lobby and on the street in front of the OHA building. Presented by the Circle of Life Crafters.

Private Tour of OHA
July 29 11:00AM
Get a behind the scenes look at some of OHA's special exhibits and open storage collections not available to the general public during a special tour lead by Director of Development Lynne Pascale.  Exhibits include: - Syracuse China, including the company's archival display on OHA's fifth floor, and "The Magic Toy Shop," with original set and costumes.  Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for the general public. Groups of 8 or more can reserve a private tour on other dates.  Call Lynne at 315-428-1864 extension 314 for more information or to make a reservation.

Thousand Islands Boat Tour - "A Tale of Two Castles"
August 8, 2015

10 AM – 6 PM
Start from Wellesley Island, NY
Parking: Thousand Islands Club parking lot
Embark: Thousand Islands Club dock on private Clayton Island Tours boat, 10 AM
Return: Thousand Islands Club dock, 6 PM
Explore the Gilded Age with OHA’s Thousand Island Boat Tour, “A Tale of Two Castles.” Following a short and scenic cruise down the St. Lawrence River, our first disembarkation is at Boldt Castle, a symbol of the American Dream pursued by builder and hotelier George Boldt, where we will have a private tour through the largely restored castle with Jordan Walker, Manager of Collections, Archives and Exhibits. A private champagne lunch will follow at the Thousand Islands Club on Wellesley Island. After lunch, we cruise upriver to quiet Chippewa Bay, dominated by Singer Castle on Dark Island where historian Judy Keeler will give us a tour of the 28-room castle. After our tour, we will enjoy drinks in the formal garden, planted with heirloom flowers and sited above a sweeping view of the mighty St. Lawrence River. We then cruise back to the Thousands Islands Club after a full day of river explorations. Price includes boat rental, lunch, admission to the castles, drinks and snacks.
Per person pricing:
$175 OHA Members
$210 non-members
RSVP by July 24 by calling Lynne Pascale, OHA Director of Development at (315) 428-1864, ext. 314, or email at lynne.pascale@cnyhistory.org. 

Interludes on the Lake, Fall Ghostwalk at Strathmore
September 25 and 26, October 2 and 3
Hear the personal tales of the lives of past Syracusans while enjoying the setting of historic Strathmore neighborhood located next to picturesque Onondaga Park’s Hiawatha Lake. Groups are scheduled every 15 minutes between 6:00pm and 8:00 pm. Call 428-1864 x312 for information.  Suitable for ages 12 yrs. and up.  OHA members $12/Non-members $15.

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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