OHA in the News – 2022

OHA doesn’t only collect and preserve history, we make it too! Much of what OHA does is news worthy, and our staff is often called upon to provide context to stories about events, buildings, people, and more. Below is what we’ve contributed in 2022, from our regular articles in the Post Standard, CNY Business Journal, and CNY The Good Life to adding value to reporters’ stories and reports on our own events.

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CNY Business Journal – Onondaga Historical Association appoints new director (2022-12-27)
Syracuse.com – Onondaga Historical Association appoints new director (2022-12-27)
CNY Business Journal – After 111 years, Beak & Skiff is now a lot more than apples (2022-12-27)
Bridge Street – The History of Syracuse’s Municipal Tree (2022-12-14)
Tasting Table – What Makes Syracuse Salt Potatoes Unique (2022-12-07)
Syracuse.com – Beer, BBQ and snow: ACC Network to air ‘3 Day Weekend’ show highlighting Syracuse (2022-12-05)
Syracuse.com – How a toxic spill on Thanksgiving Day 1943 nearly caused the New York State Fair to change locations (2022-11-25)
Bridge Street – Remembering the 1943 Thanksgiving Solvay Process spill (2022-11-16)
Syracuse.com – After a false alarm, Syracuse can finally celebrate the end of World War I (2022-11-10)
Syracuse.com – For one night in 1908, Syracuse was the ‘center of the American political universe’ (2022-10-28)
CNY Central – A look back at previous presidential visits to Central New York (2022-10-27)
Bridge Street – Inaugural Abolitionist Freedom Walk takes first steps this weekend (2022-10-19)
Syracuse.com – Back to the Future: CNY is poised to return to a familiar role as a hub of leading-edge American manufacturing (2022-10-14)
Mansion Global – A 19th-Century Estate Near Syracuse, New York, Set to Hit the Auction Block (2022-10-13)
Spectrum – Onondaga Historical Association using history to bridge present-day COVID learning gap (2022-10-05)
Haute Residence – Michael DeRosa to Host Elegant Preview Party at Fairfield Estate (2022-10-04)
Syracuse.com – How the 1851 Jerry Rescue in Syracuse sent an ‘earthquake voice through the land’ (2022-10-04)
Syracuse.com – A Balloon Ride to Oz? How a CNY balloonist’s runaway flight may have inspired the popular children’s book (2022-09-30)
Syracuse.com – From Gettysburg to Chattanooga, the soldiers of the 149th N.Y. regiment from Syracuse fought bravely during the Civil War (2022-09-28)
CNY Central – Annual Downtown Living Tour returns to Syracuse for 16th year (2022-09-12)
Broadway World New Jersey – East Lynne Theater Company Presents NJ Premiere Of POSSESSING HARRIET (2022-09-08)
Syracuse.com – Could it happen again? There are some similarities between SU football’s magical 1987 team and this year’s (2022-09-02)
The Daily Orange – Dear SU students, the Syracuse community is your home too (2022-08-29)
Syracuse University – New Graduate Students Invited to Welcome Event, Picnic and Involvement Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27 (2022-08-25)
Syracuse.com – A look back at the history of newspaper publishing in Syracuse (2022-08-19)
Syracuse.com – ‘History is human.’ Remembering historian David McCullough (2022-08-11)
Bridge Street – The untold history of Thornden Park in Syracuse (2022-08-10)
Syracuse.com – The origins of Syracuse’s Thornden Park, a story of triumph, beauty, and tragedy (2022-08-09)
Syracuse.com – Thousands turn out to welcome Charles Lindbergh to Syracuse in 1927 (2022-07-28)
Syracuse.com – ‘This was the greatest show!’ ‘Lindmania’ comes to the Syracuse in 1851 (2022-07-15)
Syracuse.com – How ‘Syracuse China’ contributed to electricity’s growth in America (2022-07-13)
Syracuse.com – OHA history: Why July 2, and not the Fourth, is America’s real Independence Day (2022-07-02)
Syracuse.com – ‘It is our Fourth of July, our Independence Day.’ How Syracuse has celebrated Juneteenth (2022-06-17)
Bridge Street – Onondaga Historical Association celebrates the return of Marquis de Lafayette to Central New York (2022-06-15)
Syracuse.com – Now in its 30th year, the New York State Blues Festival has become an ‘historically significant institution’ (2022-06-13)
CNY Central – Should Syracuse bring back the historic Erie Canal in downtown? (2022-06-02)
Syracuse.com – Syracuse’s ‘Sniper’ monument honors one of the city’s most illustrious, and forgotten, citizens (2022-05-27)
Syracuse.com – SU chancellor James Day rebuked after criticizing President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 (2022-05-24)
Syracuse.com – Syracuse hosts the Third National Women’s Rights Convention in 1852 (2022-05-17)
Urban CNY – Onondaga Historical Association Announces 2022 OHA Medal Honorees (2022-05-13)
Bridge Street – Rock Hall of Fame inductee ‘Libba’ Cotten has history in Syracuse (2022-05-11)
Syracuse.com – The downfall of Syracuse brew master Herman Bartels in 1905 (2022-05-09)
Spectrum – Elizabeth ‘Libba’ Cotten recognized for enormous folk music contributions (2022-05-06)
CNY Central – Folk and Blues musician Libba Cotten will be inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame (2022-05-06)
Syracuse.com – A star after 60: Syracuse’s Elizabeth ‘Libba’ Cotten taught Jerry Garcia, Pete Seeger the meaning of folk music (2022-05-05)
CNY Central – Sound designer, Central New York native was source behind many Star Wars sound effects (2022-05-04)
Syracuse.com – Syracuse mourns President Abraham Lincoln following his assassination (2022-04-14)
Syracuse University News – Open House and Panel Discussion on Doctrine of Discovery to Be Held April 16 at Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center (2022-04-14)
Bridge Street – How Central New York impacted the Civil War (2022-04-13)
Syracuse.com – The New York State Fair in Mattydale? It nearly happened after World War II (2022-04-07)
Spectrum – I-81 Viaduct Before & After: 15th Ward resident remembers neighborhood before highway, weighs in on future (2022-03-31)
Syracuse.com – Discovered at the State Fair, Syracuse’s Anna Harrington played ‘Aunt Jemima’ (2022-03-25)
The Washington Post – The painful, cutting and brilliant letters Black people wrote to their former enslavers (2022-03-13)
Syracuse.com – While facing discrimination, Syracuse Irish used St. Patrick’s Day as a way to ‘proclaim their love of country, both home and abroad’ (2022-03-11)
Bridge Street – History of Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade (2022-03-11)
Syracuse.com – For more than a century, the Dunbar Association remains the ‘heart’ of Syracuse’s Black community (2022-01-01)
SUNY Cortland – “Possessing Harriet” opens Feb. 24 (2022-02-21)
Syracuse.com – Ormond Spencer was a Syracuse basketball star who made a difference in his community (2022-02-15)
Bridge Street – History happened here: National Convention of Colored Men (2022-02-09)
Syracuse.com – SU professor George Wiley led the struggle to end segregation in Syracuse (2022-02-03)
Spectrum – CNY’s Underground Railroad ties featured in local exhibit (2022-01-31)
Syracuse.com – Hundreds gather for the 1903 dedication of Syracuse’s new ‘wisdom’s temple,’ Central High School (2022-01-31)
Syracuse.com – Until 1873 Syracuse was a ‘world of stairs’ before the introduction of the city’s first elevator (2022-01-21)
Syracuse.com – The OHA has been telling Syracuse’s story and preserving its history since 1862 (2022-01-18)
CNY Business Journal – History from OHA: Syracuse’s First Penthouse (2022-01-14)
Bridge Street – Remembering Amelia Earhart’s CNY Visits (2022-01-11)
Syracuse.com – Remembering Amelia Earhart’s visits to Central New York, where her family had “roots” (2022-01-10)