Our Mission, Vision, & Values

Our Mission, Vision, & Values represent the core of the Onondaga Historical Association.

Mission Statement

Onondaga Historical Association exists to inspire people’s understanding that the history we share as a community is the foundation for our future together. Our purpose is to educate and to encourage the exploration, appreciation, and utilization of the past in order to add value throughout our community and bring the great stories of Onondaga County’s history to a worldwide audience.

Vision Statement

To instill pride in place and identity, to create a determination to build and leave legacies that are worthy of our great heritage, and to provide enhanced judgment and optimism in charting a promising future.

Values Statement

To uphold the trust and respect of our community as the repository for its history by demonstrating that we honor and value its diverse cultural heritage.