Walking & Talking Wednesdays: Historical Lunchtime Tours of Downtown Syracuse

Onondaga Historical Association 321 Montgomery Street, Syracuse

This summer and fall, spend your mid-week lunch hour with Curator of History Robert Searing, listening to some local history as you get in a midday walk around town. On select Wednesdays, the tours will leave from OHA's downtown museum at 321 Montgomery Street at 12:05 and end in Clinton Square. Tour dates are June […]

$10 – $15

Syracuse: City Life In Watercolors Opening Reception

Onondaga Historical Association 321 Montgomery Street, Syracuse

The opening reception for Syracuse: City Life in Watercolors is on June 28th from 5-7. Join us at our Downtown Museum at 321 Montgomery Street as we officially launch our new exhibit, which celebrates urban environments, plein air painting, and daily city life through the eyes and paintbrushes of three local artists. The work featured is by […]

Free

The Jerry Rescue: 172nd Anniversary Celebration

Onondaga Historical Association 321 Montgomery Street, Syracuse

Join us on Sunday, October 1st at 2:00 in the OHA Auditorium as we celebrate the citywide act of civil disobedience that spoke to Syracuse's abolitionist spirit. Listing to a retelling of the Jerry Rescue Story, view our display of Jerry Rescue memorabilia, and enjoy a screening of Civil Correspondence. This original video centers around […]

Free

Lincoln on the Civil War

Onondaga Historical Association Museum and Research Center is pleased to offer a new installment of “Lincoln on the Civil War,” a reading and discussion series developed and sponsored by Humanities New York. “With its thematic focus, this reading and discussion program offers an unusual twist on the standard book group format by making time for […]

Free

Congress Beer Relaunch 5th Anniversary

Willow Rock 115 Game Road, Syracuse, NY

Five years ago, OHA partnered with Willow Rock Brewing Company for the relaunch of Congress Beer. This historical lager was a staple of our city's rich brewing history. Updated by modern brewing practices at Willow Rock, Congress is a light-bodied approachable beer. Now, we're celebrating five years of Congress on October 21 - complete with […]

Free

CNY Strange

Onondaga Historical Association 321 Montgomery Street, Syracuse

As Halloween approaches, enjoy a screening of our stranger Ghostwalk stories, featuring communication with the other side, a local doctor’s macabre house calls, undertakers of the 1800s, the origin of the Jack O’ Lantern, and more! Screenings at 2pm in OHA's auditorium on October 28 & 29.

Free

Holiday Open House

Onondaga Historical Association 321 Montgomery Street, Syracuse

Join us on Thursday, December 7th from 5pm-8pm for the grand opening of our Holiday exhibit, A Peak at Yuletides Past, exploring Victorian Christmas traditions. Spend the evening enjoying our historical and festive offerings, including: -New Exhibits: Through the Magic Lantern: Illuminated Images of Onondaga County and Fernando Carter: The Man & His Artwork -Last […]

Free

Lincoln on the Civil War

Onondaga Historical Association Museum and Research Center is pleased to offer another installment of “Lincoln on the Civil War,” a reading and discussion series developed and sponsored by a grant from Humanities New York. “With its thematic focus, this reading and discussion program offers an unusual twist on the standard book group format by making […]

Exhibits Opening: Look at What We Got and Suit Up

Onondaga Historical Association 321 Montgomery Street, Syracuse

It's a double feature on Wednesday, March 27, as we officially open our two newest exhibits! Suit Up: A Look at Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years is sure to be a hit with all our local sports fans. Utilizing OHA's extensive collection and the generosity of several local teams and collectors, this exhibition contains […]

Free

Suffragists & Abolitionists: A Look at Some of Central New York’s Reformers & Their Historic Homes

Onondaga Historical Museum 321 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY, United States

Join us in the downtown museum's auditorium for an in-depth illustrated talk by Beth Crawford of "some well-behaved" 19th century social reformers and their historic houses, featuring Central New York's most prominent suffragists and abolitionists: Harriet May Mills in Syracuse, Isabel Howland in Sherwood, Harriet Tubman in Auburn, Matilda Joslyn Gage in Fayetteville, and the […]

Free With Museum Admission

A Grain of Salt

Onondaga Historical Museum 321 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY, United States

A Grain of Salt is a talk by OHA Curator Bob Searing, exploring the history of the Salt City, from the Great Law of Peace to the Erie Canal to the foundation of Syracuse University and the rise of the city's industrial might in the 20th century as one of the 30 largest cities in […]

Free With Museum Admission