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A History Mystery: Who Invented the Air-cooled Engine

July 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 at heart!  Secrets abound! Can you figure out who-is-who and what-is-what….before dire consequences take place?!

Join us at the Onondaga Historical Museum at 321 Montgomery Street in downtown Syracuse for this audience participation mystery filled with twists and turns on Sunday, July 21st at 2pm to solve this burning question on all our minds.

Feel free to dress in appropriate attire for this auspicious event and arrive early to take in the exhibits and immerse yourself in an earlier era.

Admission: Public $10.00 | OHA Members $8.00

Reservations are suggested as seating is limited. Please Call Karen at 315 428 1864 x 312 to reserve your spot.


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