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 will be awarded to OHA’s Curator of History Dennis Connors and Journalist, Author, and Public Speaker 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 will take place at the Persian Terrace in the beautifully restored Marriott Syracuse Downtown (formerly the Hotel Syracuse) on Thursday, May 4th, 2017. 

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