Medal Breakfast

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 also the largest and longest standing institution in this community devoted to conserving and presenting our history, one might also consider this medal the highest tribute that can be awarded on behalf of the entire Onondaga County community to those that ensure history remains a vital part of our future.

The 2017 OHA Medal was awarded to OHA’s Curator of History Dennis Connors and Journalist, Author, and Story Teller Sean Kirst to recognize their outstanding and meritorious service to local history, and to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Onondaga County. This year’s event took place in the Grand Ballroom of the beautifully restored Marriott Syracuse Downtown (formerly the Hotel Syracuse) on Thursday, May 4th, 2017. 

2018 Honorees: TBA

A huge thank you to the following sponsors and supporters:


Cathedral Candle | Hotel Syracuse RestorationMarriott Downtown Syracuse
Franklin Properties | Washington Street Partners 
George W. Curry & Bob Doucette | Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Community Bank | Linda Witherill | The Bonadio Group

King and King Architects | Eric Mower and Associates | Pathfinder Bank
Hueber-Breuer Construction  |  Environmental Design and Research | M&T Bank
Pyramid Management Group, LLC | Paulus Development
Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc. | Welch Allyn 

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