ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

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Date(s) - 02/17/2016 - 02/19/2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

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ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION Research Center (OHA) – 321 Montgomery
St., Syracuse. Hours: Wed. – Fri. 10am – 4pm, Sat. – Sun. 11am – 4pm., Closed
Mon. & Tues.; suggested $3 donation for non-members. The Onondaga Historical
Association Museum & Research Center plays a vital role in preserving the written,
oral and material history of Onondaga County. As the oldest historical agency in
Onondaga County, OHA is dedicated to collecting artifacts and information that document
and perpetuate our community’s heritage. Engaging photos, paintings, maps
and rare artifacts provide a fascinating exploration through 300 years of history.
Temporary Exhibits: LOOK AT WHAT WE GOT!: Recent Donations to OHA (through Feb.
14th) – includes unusual, fascinating, and amusing items recently donated to OHA, such
as a framed potato chip – the first chip produced by Jean’s Foods in the 1940s: a “Glass
Victory Washboard,” as well as a “Camp Fire Girls Ceremonial Gown” from 1944-5.
A LIFE IN ART: Highlights of Women Artists in OHA’s Collection (through June 5th) – Get a
peek into the lives of some of the women artists who lived in Syracuse and Onondaga
County from the early 19th century through the late 20th century. 53 works of art by 50
female artists provide a glimpse into the limitations and opportunities, controversy
and acceptance, travel and community, and friendship and family experiences by a
diverse group of women. The exhibit likewise displays a diversity of media including
oil and watercolor paintings; pencil, charcoal, and pen and ink drawings; marble, clay,
ceramic, and bronze sculpture; and etchings, engravings, linocuts, and other types of
prints. Looking at the subject of each work through the biography of the artist who
made it provides a new perspective and appreciation of both the artists and the works
of art. The stories of these women add an extra depth and breadth to the history of
Central New York. SNOWY SPLENDOR: WINTER SCENES IN ONONDAGA COUNTY (through
March 27th): featuring oil and watercolor paintings, photographs, drawings and prints
of contemporary or vintage winter scenes of Onondaga County. The imagery also is
varied; sometimes stark, sometimes colorful, yet all evocative of a season we love
and hate. Permanent Exhibits: The Jean Daugherty Memorial Magic Toy Shop Collection,
Freedom Bound: Syracuse & the Underground Railroad, Transportation Exhibit,
Syracuse China: Fired Forms of the American Experience, and Syracuse’s Brewing
History. The most extensive is Onondaga County: The Heart of New York which consists
of five major theme areas: Birth of a County, Power of the People, Crossroads of New
York, Architecturally Speaking, & Making A Living. As visitors leave the exhibit a final
panel, Writing the Next Chapter reminds visitors that history is on-going and is created
every day. Richard and Carolyn Wright Research Center Hours: Wed. – Fri. 10am
– 2pm, Sat 11am – 3:30pm, Closed Sun. – Tues. For more info: www.cnyhistory.org or
(315)428-1864.