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March 2019

Bottoms Up: A Short History of the Brewing Industry in Syracuse

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Skaneateles Library, 9 E Genesee Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152 United States
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Beer has been made in the Syracuse area as early as the 1790s. This program reviews its local history, ties to various ethnic neighborhoods, struggles with the Temperance Movement and the Depression, and its revival in the late 20th century with both local brewpubs and national industrial giants. Catch Curator of History, Bob Searing, at the Skaneateles Library on March 27th at 6:30 for this free presentation.

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Herstory Unsanitized: The Not-So-Golden Life of the Gilded Age Wife

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202

For Women's History Month, we're excited to welcome Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban, who make up The Grounded Goodwife,  for "The Not-So-Golden Life of the Gilded Age Wife." Laugh, grimace, and honor our foremothers’ journeys while learning about the little-known issues faced by women during America’s Gilded Age. "Although Gilded Age women in the upper and lower classes had many differences, they had one similarity – women were viewed as second best to men, and were expected to be content with this role in…

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April 2019

Gustav Stickley and Syracuse Arts & Crafts Legacy

April 17 @ 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

2019 OHA Medal Breakfast Honoring Syracuse Stage, Syracuse Regional Airport Authority, and Syracuse.com | Post Standard

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 E Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
$50 – $125 244 tickets left

The 2019 Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) Medal will be awarded to Syracuse Stage, the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority, and Syracuse.com | Post Standard to recognize their outstanding and meritorious service to local history, and to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Onondaga County. This year’s event will take place at the Grand Ballroom in the beautifully restored Marriott Syracuse Downtown (formerly the Hotel Syracuse) on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. The OHA Medal is the highest honor…

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

May 15 @ 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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June 2019

Oakwood Cemetery Ghostwalk Presented by M&T Bank (June 7th and June 8th)

June 7 @ 5:30 pm - June 8 @ 8:00 pm
Oakwood Cemetery, 940 Comstock Avenue
Syracuse, 13210
$15 227 tickets left

Tickets on this page are for Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th Historic Ghostwalks by the Onondaga Historical Association are led by guides to locations in neighborhoods, buildings, and cemeteries where actors in costume portray individuals from Onondaga County’s past. The “ghosts” reveal their lives in 12 to 15 minute vignettes, giving personal insight to those who have preceded us. This spring, we head to Dedication Valley in Syracuse's historic Oakwood Cemetery. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $12…

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Oakwood Cemetery Ghostwalk Presented by M&T Bank (June 14th and June 15th)

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - June 15 @ 8:00 pm
Oakwood Cemetery, 940 Comstock Avenue
Syracuse, 13210
$15 209 tickets left

Tickets on this page are for Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th Historic Ghostwalks by the Onondaga Historical Association are led by guides to locations in neighborhoods, buildings, and cemeteries where actors in costume portray individuals from Onondaga County’s past. The “ghosts” reveal their lives in 12 to 15 minute vignettes, giving personal insight to those who have preceded us. This spring, we head to Dedication Valley in Syracuse's historic Oakwood Cemetery. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $12…

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