OHA in the News – 2021

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 2021, 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)

Syracuse.com – Thousands gather in 1913 for the first lighting of the Syracuse municipal Christmas tree (2021-12-21)

Syracuse.com – Charles Dickens complains about the food, the mud, and his lodging during his miserable, but profitable, visit to Syracuse in 1868 (2021-12-15)

LocalSyr – 80 Years After The Attack On Pearl Harbor (2021-12-07)

Syracuse.com – Syracuse Navy Machinist, serving aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma, was one of the fallen at Pearl Harbor (2021-12-07)

Syracuse.com – In 1888 local businessmen worked to make Syracuse the permanent home for the nomadic New York State Fair (2021-11-29)

Syracuse.com – Started 100 years ago, the United Way of Central New York celebrates a ‘century of philanthropic dedication’ (2021-11-23)

Spectrum – CNY’s frothy history displayed at Heritage Hill’s ‘Brewseum’ (2021-11-15)

Syracuse.com – Syracuse schools and businesses close on Armistice Day which signaled the end of World War I (2021-11-11)

LocalSyr – OHA Sharing CNY’s Long Brewing History with The Brewseum at Heritage Hill (2021-11-10)

Syracuse.com – Syracuse Masons lay the two-ton cornerstone for their Masonic Temple in 1915 (2021-11-04)

Syracuse.com – 1851: How the ‘Syracuse Standard’ calmed and rallied the city in the days following the Jerry Rescue (2021-10-02)

Travel+Leisure – This Civil War-era Artifact Was Made With Abraham Lincoln’s Hair (2021-10-01)

Yahoo!Life – This Civil War-era Artifact Was Made With Abraham Lincoln’s Hair (2021-10-01)

Mental Floss – This Priceless ‘Hairy Eagle’ Sculpture Is Made Out of Abraham Lincoln’s Hair (2021-09-30)

Pennsylvania Capital-Star – The ‘Jerry Rescue’ 170 years later: And its lessons for modern racial justice (2021-09-29)

The Philadelphia Tribune – The Jerry Rescue: Anti-slavery courtroom activism, gangsta-style (2021-09-27)

LocalSyr – Tell Me Something Good: History behind last train through downtown Syracuse (2021-09-24)

Smithsonian Magazine – This Civil War–Era Eagle Sculpture Was Made Out of Abraham Lincoln’s Hair (2021-09-23)

Syracuse.com – Fundraising to turn Stickley house in Syracuse into museum, hotel hurt by Covid pandemic (2021-09-22)

LocalSyr – Remembering The 149th: Onondaga County In The Civil War (2021-09-08)

Syracuse.com – In ‘Wayward,’ a novel set in Syracuse, Dana Spiotta explores middle age with a deteriorating house as inspiration (2021-08-25)

Eagle News Online – Decolonizing diets: Indigenous chef to lead virtual discussion Aug. 24 (2021-08-17)

Syracuse.com – CNY’s long-awaited ‘Brewseum’ of beer history finds a home in Pompey (2021-08-06)

LocalSyr – Why The World Was Watching LBJ’s 1964 Visit To Syracuse (2021-08-04)

Chronogram – Beeroir: How the Farm Bill Helped to Launch a Terroir (2021-08-03)

LocalSyr – Do you remember shopping in department stores? Before the arrival of the shopping mall (2021-07-29)

Atlas Obscura – Locally Famous Foods Are Now Getting Plaques Like Historical Sites (2021-07-19)

LocalSYR – The History Behind Schrafft’s Luncheonette in Syracuse (2021-07-16)

Syracuse University – Bringing History to Light (2021-06-13)

LocalSYR – Historic marker celebrating the legendary salt potato at Onondaga Lake Park (2021-07-10)

NNY360 – Historic marker will recognize legacy of CNY’s salt potatoes (2021-07-07)

WAER – Input Sought on Syracuse’s Ethnic History for Heritage Park, with or without Columbus Statue (2021-07-06)

Urban CNY – 43 Downtown Syracuse Restaurants Serve Up Specials in First-Ever Delicious Downtown Deals Promotion (2021-02-02)

CNYCentral – ‘Delicious Downtown Deals’ celebrates downtown Syracuse dining during month of February (2021-02-01)

Syracuse.com – Syracuse Downtown Dining Weeks returns, but it’s different this year (of course) (2021-02-01)

LocalSYR – Throwback Thursday: Salt City Market’s corner in Syracuse (2021-01-28)

LocalSYR – Inauguration Day Artifacts of Old, With Ties To CNY (2021-01-19)