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Everson Museum of Art, Central New York Art 

Everson Museum of Art, Central New York Art
Tuesday – Friday & Sunday: Noon – 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Closed Mondays

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…)

Posted: Monday, February 4th, 2008 @ 8:17 am by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,History & Arts

 
 
 
 

The Salt Museum

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.

Hours May 12 – October 8, 2007, 1-6pm daily
Admission Free
Contact 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool, NY 13088
(315) 453-6715 or 453-6712
olp@ongov.net
Directions Click here

Posted: Monday, January 28th, 2008 @ 6:59 pm by Lynn
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,History & Arts

 
 
 
 

First Fridays Featured Artists

February 1, 2008

Skaneateles Artisans 

11 Fennell Street

Skaneateles NY 13152

315-685-8580

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.

Posted: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 @ 6:44 pm by Lynn
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,History & Arts

 
 
 
 

Local National Landmark: William and Frances Seward House

A bit of local history 

National Landmark: William and Frances Seward House 

33 South Street 

Auburn, New York

(315) 252-1283

Call for hours and tours.
www.sewardhouse.org
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

Posted: Monday, January 21st, 2008 @ 6:37 pm by Lynn
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,History & Arts

 
 
 
 

Syracuse New York Salt Museum 
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

Posted: Friday, December 14th, 2007 @ 7:01 am by Curt
Filed under: History & Arts