OHA’s Downtown Museum and Richard & Carolyn Wright Research Center (321 Montgomery Street) is now OPEN. Learn what you should know before you visit.
The Top 6 Ways to Stay Engaged with OHA:
- Stream Online – Pop some popcorn, grab your coziest blanket, kick your feet up, and stream any one of OHA’s videos and movies, including Emmy© Award-Winning Let ‘Em Know You’re There, available now on Amazon.
- Shop Online – Just about everything is available online now, and OHA’s gift gallery is no exception! New this year, our online shop is stocked with all your favorite, unique items. Members will still receive their 10% off discount (if you have not received your code, contact Alicia Madonna).
- Remote Research – The Richard & Carolyn Wright Research Center is one of OHA’s most utilized resources. But did you know you don’t have to come in to have research done? Fill out Research Request form and Sarah Kozma, Research Center Specialist, will contact you regarding your desired research.
- Walking Tours – Home with the kids? Take them to explore the Creekwalk, tour the Freedom Trail or go on your own Downtown walking tour. Get fresh air while maintaining social distances and learning about your community.
- Catch Up on Reading – If you are anything like us, sometimes our daily lives don’t allow us to do the things we want to do, like reading! Not only is it a great way to keep your brain active, but it also lets you temporarily escape reality (and the Coronavirus) to jump into a fantasy, the past, or maybe even a future world. Maybe there’s that book you’ve been saying you’ll finish forever now, or a History Highlights article your been meaning to read. Or treat yourself to a new book from our huge collection available online and in-store.
- Explore Our Content – OHA has so many stories and we love to tell them! Here are a few ways you can explore our content:
- Follow our social media channels for fun, short stories from our history. Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
- Explore OHA’s ABCs in History to learn tid-bits of our local history with each correlating letter of the alphabet! These are set up for young historians to understand and activities for them to enjoy, but these are for historians of all ages to learn from!
- Explore OHA’s collection more closely with unique artifacts and stories.
- OHA has worked to bring you programming virtually! Learn more about our collections and stories through videos and interviews.
**Don’t forget to continue to support our local businesses as many of them have been hit the hardest by this virus. Most shops and restaurants now have some type of online presence with the ability to make product purchases and order gift cards. This helps to sustain our local business economy during this turbulent time.
In following suit with the many other cancellations and closures occurring throughout our community, OHA will be taking precautionary measures in an effort to maintain healthy environments and limit the spread of this fast-moving virus. We will continue to monitor this situation and reassess our next course of action as the impact of the virus evolves.
Check back here periodically to stay up-to-date with OHA’s plans concerning the Coronavirus.
Postponements (as of 3/13/2020):
- March 28, 2020 – “The Traumatic Legacy of the 1779 Sullivan-Clinton Campaign” Discussion Panel
- March 29, 2020 – Innovation on Tap Book Talk & Signing with Eric Schultz
- May 3, 2020 – Bean Pickers Book Talk with Karen Foresti Hempson
- May 21, 2020 – OHA Medal Breakfast
- All upcoming Book Club meetings.
- June 5 & 6 Oakwood Ghostwalk
- June 12 & 13 Oakwood Ghostwalk (if you have already purchased a ticket, we will contact you about moving your ticket to a new date)
Cancellations (as of 3/13/2020):
- March 28, 2020 – CNY Region National History Day Due to the nature of this event, students will not be meeting at OCM BOCES the day of, instead projects and presentations will be judged remotely. Students will still receive their complimentary SWAG (Stuff We All Get) bag and trophies.