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May 2018

OHA Book Club: Upstate Cauldron – Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Early New York State with Professor Joscelyn Godwin

May 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202

Join the OHA Book Club as it welcomes Colgate University Professor, Joscelyn Godwin, to discuss his book, Upstate Cauldron - Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Early New York State, ahead of our June Ghostwalk. About the book: “What a fascinating book! Upstate Cauldron takes a refreshing and new look at the period of time when Upstate New York was the center of the Spiritualist movement in America. Joscelyn Godwin has written a book that is very difficult to put down, introducing us to the most…

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June 2018

OHA Book Club: Heaven’s Ditch – God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal

June 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202

Join the OHA Book Club on June 16th to discuss Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal, by Jack Kelly. About the book: The technological marvel of its age, the Erie Canal grew out of a sudden fit of inspiration. Proponents didn't just dream; they built a 360-mile waterway entirely by hand and largely through wilderness. As excitement crackled down its length, the canal became the scene of the most striking outburst of imagination in American history. Zealots invented new…

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