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A Pocketful of Progress Exhibit Opening
March 3, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
We’re launching a new exhibit, A Pocketful of Progress: A Retrospective Look at the Machines Found in our Smartphones! This new exhibition opens on Thursday, March 3rd at 5:30. Come join us downtown at the Onondaga Historical Museum to explore this fascinating new display of machines from the past 150 years which performed functions that, today, can be done on a smartphone. The impressive array of machines, many which originated right here in Syracuse, offer a stark juxtaposition to the incredible technological tool you carry every day in your purse or in your pocket.
Up for a double feature? The A Pocketful of Progress exhibit opening is taking place just after a book talk the same evening. Author M.C. Antil will be discussing his book, Floor Burns: Love, Passion and the 1967 Syracuse All-City Championship. This work is a non-fiction account of a high school championship basketball game, and “love letter” to our city.
The is a free event! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be coming to one or both of these events! For the safety of all our staff and patrons, you must show proof of vaccination in order to attend.
Thank you to Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (NYS, 129th Assembly District) for providing us the support to help make this exhibit possible. Onondaga Historical Association’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.