Here are the details for the meeting on September 18 in Syracuse. If you plan to attend, please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (585) 473-0404. Thanks to David Minor for making these arrangements.
We're all set for the 18th. We will meet at the Onondaga Historical Association at 321 Montgomery Street in downtown Syracuse at 11AM Saturday morning. We will be on our own to explore the exhibits. The OHA's website explains, "Our museum is free, however, we encourage donations. We have many permanent exhibits covering areas of interest including the Underground Railroad, the Franklin Automobile, local brewing artifacts and early pottery manufacturing in CNY."
The Everson Museum of Art, several blocks away within easy walking distance will also be open for those who wish to divide their time between the two facilities. "Our permanent collection encompasses approximately 11,000 objects, including paintings, ceramics, sculpture and videos."
At 2 PM we will gather for lunch at Coleman's Authentic Irish Pub to the west of downtown - 100 South Lowell Avenue. Gerry Muhl will provide us with driving instructions at the OHA. We'd like to be able to provide them with an approximate number for us, by the day before or at least by that morning, so please reply to Martha Johnstone by e-mail reply or phone when you're more certain of your plans.
DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS From the west - Take the New York State Thruway to exit 39 toward I-690 East. Drive 1.0 miles then keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-690 E and merge towards the Fairgrounds/Syracuse. After 2 miles take the exit toward S West Street. After a tenth of a mile keep left at the fork toward S West St. Curve slightly to the right after 2 tenths of a mile. After another 3 tenths of a mile take the first left onto West Fayette Street. Half a mile further turn right at Montgomery Street and the OHA will be on your left. There are a number of parking lots in the immediate area.
If coming up from the south on I-81 - Take Exit 18 at Harrison Street, drive two blocks west to South State Street and the local parking lots near the intersection in the next block. You'll be within walking distance of the OHA. Hope to see you there.
(Non-Members are welcome on our trips. Just let Martha Johnstone know you're planning on attending. Let her know as well if you'd like to b put on the e-mail list for announcements of future meetings.)