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April 2019

Gustav Stickley and Syracuse Arts & Crafts Legacy

April 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Skaneateles Library, 9 E Genesee Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152 United States

This program explores the great traditions that developed early in the 20th century that made Syracuse a center for the national Arts & Crafts Movement. The lecture reviews the story of Gustav Stickley, but also touches on the contributions of local architect Ward Wellington Ward, stained glass craftsman Henry Keck and the artists at Syracuse China. Catch Curator of History, Bob Searing, at the Skaneateles Library on April 17th at 6:30 for this free presentation.

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May 2019

Springs, Lakes & Reservoirs: The History of Syracuse’s Water System

May 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Skaneateles Library, 9 E Genesee Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152 United States

Syracuse’s water supply was not always drawn from the crystal clear depth of Skaneateles Lake. Before that 1890s project, the community struggled with a variety of sources. Probe the story of Syracuse’s various attempts to develop a safe and dependable water system and how that was important to the health, safety and economy of an American city. Catch Curator of History, Bob Searing, at the Skaneateles Library on May 15th at 6:30 for this free presentation.

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July 2019

Skä·noñh – Great Law of Peace Center Garden Talk

July 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Skä•noñh-Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway
Liverpool, NY 13088 United States

In 2015, the Skä·noñh Center established a native plant garden within the confines of the French stockade. The goal of the garden is to showcase plants of ecological, cultural, and historical value to Onondaga Lake and surrounding areas. Plants in the garden were grown from wild-collected native seed or occurred naturally ("volunteers"). The suite of garden plants also provides an important habitat for pollinators. Join us at the Center on July 13th from 1 - 4 pm to discuss the…

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A History Mystery: Who Invented the Air-cooled Engine

July 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202

Who Really Invented the Air-cooled Engine? Syracuse’s own John Wilkinson did of course. Or did he? Return to the turbulent year of 1917 amid OHA's exhibits "From Gilded to Gustav: The Victorian and Arts and Crafts Eras in Onondaga County," "Strolling Down Salina Street," "The Heart of New York," which includes OHA's 1902 Franklin Automobile, and…intrigue. A special ceremony honoring Mr. Wilkinson for his inventive accomplishments is about to take place. However, all attending do not have Wilkinson’s best interests…

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Donald T. Pomeroy Lecture – The Craftsman City: Syracuse’s Arts and Crafts Heritage

July 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202

This program, with OHA Curator of History Robert Searing, explores the great traditions that developed early in the 20th century that made Syracuse a center for the national Arts & Crafts Movement. The lecture reviews the story of Gustav Stickley, but also touches on the contributions of local architect Ward Wellington Ward, stained glass craftsman Henry Keck and the artists at Syracuse China. Tuesday, July 23rd at noon in the auditorium at 321 Montgomery Street. This event is free and…

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August 2019

Donald T. Pomeroy Lecture Series – Ideal Women: Gender, Domesticity, and Beauty in the Gilded Age, with Professor Mary Ann Calo

August 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202

On Wednesday, August 21st at noon, join us at the Onondaga Historical Museum Auditorium at 321 Montgomery Street in downtown Syracuse for a presentation titled "Ideal Women: Gender, Domesticity, and Beauty in the Gilded Age" by Mary Ann Calo, author and Batza Professor of Art and Art History, Emerita, Colgate University. This is part of the Donald T. Pomeroy Lecture Series. The presentation is in conjunction with the exhibit, From Gilded to Gustav: Victorian and Arts & Crafts Eras in…

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October 2019

Donald T. Pomeroy Lecture Series: Nicola Lo Calzo

October 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202

In conjunction with the exhibition Bundles of Wood, the Onondaga Historical Association is proud to host a lunchtime lecture with acclaimed photographer Nicola Lo Calzo. Lo Calzo will discuss his research, artistic practice and photographing the rich local history of the Underground Railroad (UGRR) during his residency at Light Work in 2017. This event is free and open to the public. Nicola Lo Calzo: Bundles of Wood from Light Work on Vimeo. More information about Lo Calzo and the exhibit: Since…

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Donald T. Pomeroy Lecture Series: The Golden Age of Syracuse Billiard Tables, by Beth Bornick

October 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202

Upstate New York once supported a thriving billiard and pool table industry, and Syracuse was home to four table manufacturers. This presentation will tell the story of the Syracuse Billiard Table Makers, and give a unique perspective on how furniture styles changed "from Gilded to Gustav". Wherever men gathered in the days before radio and television, there was sure to be at least one billiard table. Victorian bachelor culture and rapid population growth kept this market strong, and there was a constant demand for tables of…

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November 2019

Jacinta Hartman on the Creation & Consequences of Native American Boarding Schools & the Adoption Era

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Skä•noñh-Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway
Liverpool, NY 13088 United States

From 7 pm to 8:30 pm Hartman will discuss the creation and consequences of Native American Boarding Schools and Adoption Eras and their social, psychological, legal, and personal consequences. The purpose is to educate people on a subject that few Americans are aware of. This event is free and open to the public with a sliding scale donation admission charge. 

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December 2019

The Earth and Other Blessings: Readings and Songs from the Book of Blessings and Poems by Jack Manno

December 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Skä•noñh-Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway
Liverpool, NY 13088 United States

Enjoy an evening with Jack Manno and the Earth Blessing Chorus.  This event celebrates Jack’s new book: The Earth and other Blessings.  Jack is a member of the executive committee of the Skä·noñh-Great Law of Peace Center and the Neighbors of Onondaga Nation (NOON). He is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Studies at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  Jack will read selections from the book and Danan Tsan will direct a chorus brought together especially for the evening. Danan is the voice teacher…

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