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“Floor Burns” Book Talk with Author M.C. Antil

March 3, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join OHA as we welcome M.C. Antil, author of Floor Burns: Love, Passion and the 1967 Syracuse All-City Championship. The book has been described as “a sprawling, affectionate…portrait of a city being transformed by the 1960s, the people who lived there, and the game they loved”. This work is a non-fiction account of a high school championship basketball game.

Floor Burns is a basketball story, to be sure.  But it is also a “virtual love letter” to Syracuse, the story of a small working-class city, its people, and the turbulent times they shared.

Come to the Onondaga Historical Museum on March 3rd to listen to M.C. Antil’s book talk and learn about the story of the 1967 Syracuse All-City Championship. The event, from 4:30 to 6:30, includes an author presentation, refreshments, and the chance to browse our Gift Gallery. Of course, we’ll also have plenty of copies of Floor Burns ready for the author to sign!

Want more history? Enjoy the second half of this double feature, the gallery opening of our new exhibit, A Pocketful of Progress: A Retrospective Look at the Machines Found in our Smartphones! The gallery opening will take place at the museum directly after the book talk, and celebrates this new, technology-focused exhibit. A Pocketful of Progress demonstrates the advancements we’ve made in technology in the past 150 years. It showcases a wide range of machines – many of which were built right here in Syracuse – that have been necessary to complete the myriad tasks now done on our smartphones.

The is a free event! Please RSVP to ohamuseum@cnyhistory.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.

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.


March 3, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202
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