Everson Museum of Art, Central New York Art
Tuesday – Friday & Sunday: Noon – 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Admission is free, with a suggested
donation of $5.00 per person
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street
Syracuse, New York 13202
Tel (315) 474 6064
Fax (315) 474 6943
In fitting with the works it houses, the Everson Museum building is a sculptural work of art in its own right. Designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, (more…)
The Salt Museum, Syracuse NY
“Why is Syracuse nicknamed the Salt City?”, “What were the two types of salt producing methods used during this era?”
The Salt Museum
Discover the industry that created the City of Syracuse and supplied the entire nation with salt! Explore the site of an original boiling block where brine (salt water) was turned into what was then considered one of the country’s most precious commodities. See the actual kettles, wooden barrels and other equipment that were used in this fascinating process which came to an end in the 1920′s.
The museum, located on the shore of Onondaga Lake, is full of dynamic exhibits and artifacts. Constructed from timbers taken from actual salt warehouses, it provides an old time rustic experience during your visit.
Gift shop, operated by the Friends of Historic Onondaga Lake, visitor information center and picnic areas on location.
||May 12 – October 8, 2007, 1-6pm daily
||106 Lake Drive, Liverpool, NY 13088
(315) 453-6715 or 453-6712
February 1, 2008
11 Fennell Street
Skaneateles NY 13152
Skaneateles Artisans is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit featuring artists Bobbi Lamb (ceramics) and Linda Bishop (fine silver and beaded jewelry) with hammered dulcimer music provided by John Wilmot and refreshments. Exhibit runs through February 29.
A bit of local history
National Landmark: William and Frances Seward House
33 South Street
Auburn, New York
Call for hours and tours.
Significance: Home of William and Frances Seward. As Lincoln’s Secretary of State, Seward was Auburn’s most significant political figure. Both William and Frances harbored freedom seekers in this house.
The Seward home was built in 1816-17 in the Federal style, one of the first brick houses in Auburn, by Elijah Miller, Frances Seward’s father. One of the workmen was sixteenyear-old Brigham Young, later a leader of the Mormon Church. In the 1840s, the Sewards enlarged the house, adding a dining room, Italianate tower, and north wing. In 1866-68, they enlarged it again, using designs of architect Edward Tucerkman Potter, adding a south tower, drawing room, and several bedrooms.1
11 Brochure from Seward House. Many thanks to Peter Wisbey and the entire staff of the Sewardhttp://www.co.cayuga.ny.us/history/ugrr/report/PDF/5f.pdf
Timbers from an actual 19th century salt warehouse were used to build this museum, which seeks to explain how and why Syracuse got the nickname “The Salt City.” In the mid-1800s, “boiling blocks” were built to boil salt water and evaporate the brine, leaving the salt behind. Syracuse became a national leader in the production of this precious commodity. Visitors can study wooden barrels, kettles, a salt workers “neighborhood” and a full-scale reproduction boiling block.
Onondaga Lake Pkwy, Onondaga Lake Park, Liverpool, NY · 315-453-6712
May-Sep Tue-Sun 1pm-5pm
Adult $.50, Child (under 15) Free