At OHA, one of our primary focuses is educational programming. Why? Because students and children who engage with history learn to observe, analyze, evaluate, and present conclusions; all critical thinking skills that the 21st century job market demands. OHA offers many opportunities for learners of all ages to enrich their lives through local history.
- OHA facilitates the Central New York Region History Day Competition held annually in March at Onondaga Community College, serving hundreds of students and teachers.
- OHA provides a free public museum with free exhibits at the 321 Montgomery Street location in downtown Syracuse.
- The Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center recently opened in Liverpool, NY, providing engaging content on Haudenosaunee values and culture that meet New York State curriculum standards for 4th, 7th and 11th grade students. Many school groups come to the Center to tour and learn about the Haudenosaunee.
- OHA also assists university students seeking experience in the museum and library fields through internships and curatorial opportunities.
- Many publications, authors, and news organizations rely on OHA’s collections and research for content for their programming, newspapers, online content, books, or periodicals.
Encourage a deeper appreciation of history amongst all ages by making a contribution to OHA to help support education programs.