OHA in the News – 2018

OHA doesn’t only collect and preserve history, we make it too. Much of what OHA does is news worthy and, in addition, our staff is often called upon to provide context to stories about events, buildings, people, and more. Below is what we’ve contributed in 2018, from our regular articles in the Post Standard, CNY Business Journal, and CNY The Goodlife to adding value to reporters’ stories and reports on our own events.

(Click the links to view the PDFs or websites for these stories)

Spectrum News – Airport Museum Welcomes Travelers (2018-12-26)

CNY Central – Downtown Syracuse’s shopping heyday comes alive, again (2018-12-19)

WAER – Onondaga Historical Association Honors Salina Street’s Heyday With New Exhibit (2018-12-18)

CNY Central – The Week Ahead (2018-12-17)

Syracuse.com – 1958: Syracuse mayor’s ‘Christmas gift’ of free parking backfires (2018-12-12)

Post Standard – Syracuse’s Congress Beer back in traditional cans (2018-12-06)

Syracuse.com – Congress, Syracuse’s historic beer, returns in cans for the first time in 50 years (2018-12-4)

Post Standard – Ska-nonh Center hosts program about Indigenous resistance (2018-12-02)

CNY Central – Sharing memories of Salina Street (2018-11-18)

CNY Central – Your memories of downtown Syracuse’s shopping heyday wanted for history exhibit (2018-11-16)

WAMC – Staged Reading of “Possessing Harriet” By Kyle Bass at the New York State Museum (2018-11-14)

Bridge Street TV – New Exhibit Highlighting the History of Salina Street (2018-11-14)

WRVO Public Media – Remembering Central New York’s Role in WWI (2018-11-12)

New York Writers Institute – Possessing Harriet Staged Reading in Albany (2018-11-06)

My Southside Stand: Discussion on ‘Possessing Harriet’ Examining Slave Narratives (2018-10-31)

My Southside Stand: Harriet Possesses Syracuse Stage (2018-10-30)

Getaway Mavens – Syracuse, NY: Revitalized Former Erie Canal Town (2018-10-20)

Broadway World (Review) – Possessing Harriet an Intriguing World Premier Pyay at Syracuse Stage (2018-10-20)

Syracuse.com – Syracuse Stage’s Possessing Harriet brings issue of slavery home (Review) (2018-10-20)

Citrus TV – Interview | “Possessing Harriet” world premiere (2018-10-17)Full Interview

Syracuse.com – World Premiere of Kyle Bass’ “Possessing Harriet” opens this week a Syracuse Stage (2018-10-15)

My South Side Stand – Historical play ‘Possessing Harriet’ to debut at Syracuse Stage (2018-10-15)

Bridge Street TV – The Story Behind Syracuse Stage’s “Possessing Harriet” (2018-10-08)

Syracuse.com – Syracuse’s modern/retro Congress Beer: Where to find it on tap (2018-10-4)

Broadway World – Syracuse Stage Presents World Premiere of Possessing Harriet (2018-10-03)

Urban CNY – Let ‘Em Know You’re There: The Story of Big Jim and the Triple Double to Make its WCNY Debut on 10/1 (2018-09-29)

The Duquesne Duke – Former DU basketball player honored in documentary (2018-09-20)

Syracuse.com – See inside The Preserve, Syracuse lakefront area’s new restaurant (2018-09-20)

Bridge Street TV – The History Behind the Inner Harbor (2018-09-19)

The Daily Orange – Breaking Bread: The Mission brings cultures and history together under a church roof (2018-09-19)

WQED – Documentary follows Duquesne star and NBA player’s Alzheimer’s battle (2018-09-10)

Syracuse.com – Veteran paitner Hall Groat reflects on Korean War’s lasting influence on his art (2018-09-05) 

News Channel 9 – Congress Beer at the New York State Fair (2018-08-29)

The Daily Orange – With renovations, the Gustav Stickley House to become ’boutique museum hotel’ (2018-08-26)

The Pen ChantsLocal Syracuse Brewery Bottling History with Relaunch of Congress Beer (2018-08-16)

Brewbound – Willow Rock Brewing Company Releases Congress Lager (2018-08-16)

Spectrum News – Congress is back in session! The Syracuse beer makes a triumphant return after 56 years (2018-08-15)

Daily Orange – Local Brewery Parnters with OHA to put 20th Century Beer Back on Tap (2018-08-15)

Syracuse.com – Congress is back in session: Syracuse’s historic beer returns to local taps (2018-08-15)

News Channel 9 – Congress Beer back on Tap (2018-08-15)

Syracuse.com – The story of Syracuse’s Congress beer, a lager that inspired a remake (2018-08-14)

Syracuse.com – How Congress, Syracuse’s historic beer, arrived at its first tasting in 56 years (2018-08-14)

CNY Central – Classic Syracuse Beer Returns, Will Benefit Historical Association (2018-08-11)

Bridge Street TV – Congress Beer Returns (2018-08-08)

News Channel 9 (WSYR – TV) – Demolition begins on Le Moyne Manor: Your Stories (2018-08-06) 

WAER FM – Ice Cold Beer Here (2018-08-02)

Syracuse.com – Forbes travel writer raves at Syracuse’s ‘renaissance’ (2018-08-01)

Forbes – The Marriott Syracuse Downtown Adds to City’s Renaissance (2018-07-30)

Spectrum News CNY – Rock of the Marne Monument Rededicated for 100th Anniversary (2018-07-15)

Buffalo News – A century ago, Western New Yorker Helped Turn Tide in World War (2018-07-14)

WAER – Syracuse to Rededicate Nearly Forgotten WWI Monument on 100th Anniversary of Battle (2018-07-13)

CNY Central – Weekend’s Best Bets with Laura Hand (2018-07-13)

Bridge Street TV – Rock of the Marne Rededication Ceremony (2018-07-11)

Syracuse.com – Before its collapse, West Onondaga railroad bridge was ‘largest of its kind’ (2018-07-09)

Syracuse.com – Take a look at restored exterior of furniture makrer Gustav Stickley’s house in Syracuse (2018-06-28) 

Syracuse.com – OHA to rededicate ‘Rock of the Marne’ monument on July 15 (2018-06-26)

Syracuse.com – Former Syracuse Nationals Player Bill Kenville dies at age 87 (2018-06-20)

Syracuse New Times – The Forts of July: 3 Historical Landmarks Keep CNY’s past in the present (2018-06-14

Bridge Street TV – The Story Behind Syracuse’s New Year’s Barbecue with the Onondaga Historical Association (2018-06-13)

CNY Business Journal – Colella Gallery Moves from One Syracuse Landmark to Another (2018-05-30)

Syracuse.com – Upstate NY college giving honorary degree to Frederick Douglass (2018-05-20)

Watertown Daily Times – Syracuse Stage schedules “dynamic and vibrant” 2018-19 season

Daily Orange – Catch up on these local art collections and historical exhibits this summer (2018-05-17)

New York Upstate – The Cardiff Giant, ‘America’s Greatest Hoax,’ returns to Upstate NY today in 1948 (2018-05-16)

Bridge Street TV – OHA Executive Director Gregg Tripoli talks about local aviator Herman Ecker (2018-05-09)

New York State Museum – Art of the Erie Canal (2018-05)

New York Upstate – How a Syracuse craft-brewery is re-creating the iconic ‘pre-craft’ Congress Beer (2018-05-03)

SUNY Potsdam – History student Mahala Nyberg ’18 Unveils Exhibit at Onondaga Historical Association (2018-04-26) 

Bridge Street TV – Organ Crawl showcase sound and history (2018-04-26)

The Daily Orange – Historian team up with local brewery to revive Congress Beer (2018-04-16)

Post Standard – Playwright explores how Harriet Powell inspired Elizabet Cady Stanton to become an abolitionist (2018-04-15)

Bridge Street TV – The Continuing History of Syracuse’s Hancock Airport (2018-04-11)

Spectrum News – Local World War II Veteran Honored in Unique Way (2018-04-11)

Eagle News – Four F-M Students Advance History Day competition (2018-04-09)

Syracuse.com – Onondaga Nation to Honor Syracuse UniversityChancellor Kent Syverud (2018-04-04) 

Syracuse.com – Buddhist and Indigenous Values and Perspectives on the Ecological Challenges Facing Us with David Loy and Freida Jacques (2018-04-03)

Syracuse.com – Gem Diner owner to pen second restaurant in Syracuse’s lakefront area (2018-03-30)

Syracuse.com – 19 CNY Students head to Cooperstown, NY to Compete in New York History Day (2018-03-30) 

News Channel 9 – See who’s getting the first taste of the new Congress Beer (2018-03-29)

News Channel 9 – New York Auction featuring Frederick Douglass items with ties to Syracuse (2018-03-29)

Broadway World CNY – Syracuse Stage Announces 2018-2019 Season (2018-03-20)

Bridge Street TV – The History of the Syracuse. St. Patrick’s Day Parade (2018-03-16)

Philadelphia Sun – Remember the Ladies – The Women’s Rights Trail (2018-03-16

Syracuse.com – St. Patrick’s Day parade returns to Syracuse in 1914 (2018-03-15)

Bridge Street TVOHA Executive Director, Gregg Tripoli, and Willow Rock Brewing Company Co-Owner, Rockney Roberts, talk Congress Beer (2018-03-14)

Urban CNY – African-American Experience in Mid-20th Century Syracuse (2018-02-23)

News Channel 9, WSYR – Mayor Ben Walsh adds name to book of every mayor’s signature (2018-02-21)

Spectrum News – Mayor Walsh Continues Syracuse Tradition (2018-02-21)

New York Upstate – History in a glass: Syracuse’s iconic Congress Beer to make a comeback (2018-02-21)

WAER – Mayor Ben Walsh Official Part of CNY History, Historic Congress Beer Coming Back (2018-02-21)

WRVO – Congress Beer returning to Syracuse after more than 50 years (2018-02-21)

News Channel 9, WSYR – Congress Beer to be re-introduced to Central New York (2018-02-21)

Bridge Street TV – Curator of History, Robert Searing, talks about the CORE Protests of 1963 (2018-02-20)

News Channel 9, WSYR – 2018 marks 100 years since deadline Split Rock explosion 

Daily Orange – Landmark Theatre Celebrates 90 Years of Entertaining Syracuse (2017-02-15)

Syracuse.com – Valentine’s Day Flashback (2018-02-14)

Syracuse.com – Syracuse used to be home to the word’s narrowest restaurant  (2018-01-06)

Daily Orange – In Central New York, arts organizations try to remain optimistic amid potential budget cuts (2018-01)

Daily Orange – Syracuse’s industrial past highlighted in preservation of historic building (2018-01-23)

Post Standard – Today in History, Onondaga Pottery Changes its Name (2018-01-21)

Post Standard – Flashback, ‘Big battle’ over what to name I-81 in 1958 (2018-01-19)

CNY Central – Onondaga Historical Association is home to one of CNY’s former bomb shelters – (2018-01-017)

Post Standard – First Methodist Church Fire, January 1957 (2018-01-14)

Bridge Street TV – Remembering Nancy Duffy (2018-01-10)

Post Standard – Syracuse Central Tech. Opens in January, 1903 (2018-01-07)

Syracuse.com – Flashback ‘Worlds narrowest restauraunt’ was once in Syracuse (2018-01-05)