Today in 1789, President George Washington concluded a four week tour of the northern states who ratified the constitution following his inauguration in April. Washington would visit the southern states two years later.
United States Presidents have often visited Syracuse, too. Three visits in particular include William Howard Taft in 1911 photographed at the State Fair, Herbert Hoover in 1937 photographed at the Syracuse Library, and Richard Nixon photographed at Hancock Airport, a presidential campaign stop in 1960.
For more on presidential visits to Syracuse, we turn to this video featuring OHA’s Curator of History Dennis Connors.