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May 2020

Bean Pickers Book Talk with Karen Foresti Hempson

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202

    Learn the value of collecting family stories, not just for yourself, but for others to experience and appreciate through the story of 8 Italian-American immigrants. They started out as bean pickers but moved their way out of poverty through bootlegging alcohol, joining the military, and playing baseball.  Their compelling stories of the 20th-century immigration wave, the Great Depression, and World War II demonstrates their determination to seek better lives.     Join Karen Foresti Hempson on May 3rd…

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June 2020

Suffragettes in Corselettes by The Grounded Goodwife

June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202

The Grounded Goodwife is back for another intriguing, shocking, and hilarious presentation! For centuries, women have allowed themselves to be squeezed, twisted, and squished to conform to desired shapes. The history of underwear reveals a lot about women’s changing roles in society – how we perceive ourselves, and how we’re viewed by others. The 1910s saw an end to the hourglass figure with a tiny waist. Women were finally able to breathe and move more freely. Did the demise of…

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