We have finalized our excursion plans. Details about each excursion can be found below. All excursions will take place Wednesday afternoon and will meet at the designated time at the conference registration desk in the Whitney Building Atrium. Please contact Pauline Lynch Shostack (email@example.com) with any questions.
Sainte Marie among the Iroquois Living History Center on Onondaga Lake
Sainte Marie among the Iroquois is a re-creation of the French Mission that once stood on the shores of Onondaga Lake from 1656-1658. Visit the Interpretive Center and converse with the costumed interpreters about daily life in the 1650's. Demonstrations in carpentry, blacksmithing, cooking and other unique activities are available. Browse the museum and archives to learn about the 17th century culture of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), the French and their meeting here. Ste. Marie enlightens visitors to the story of the brave men who traveled here in the 1650's from Canada. John Spencer will lead this excursion.
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Cost: (funded by SUNYLA)
Excursion to Skaneateles, NY: Lunch, shopping, sightseeing, museums, and more!
Visit the beautiful village of Skaneateles, where a recent U.S president (Bill Clinton) vacationed with his family in 1999. The main street is lined with massive, elegant turn-of-the-century homes. Skaneateles is situated at the edge of lovely Skaneateles Lake, and a shady park hugs the water's edge, providing a quiet area where sightseers and shoppers can relax and enjoy the sights. The historic district is filled with shops and art galleries in buildings that were built as early as 1796. Gerry Wright and Vi Marcy will lead this excursion.
Time: 11:15 am to 4 pm
Some transportation is available; car-pooling is encouraged.
Cost: your lunch in one of Skaneateles' stylish restaurants
Onondaga County Poorhouse Tour & Presentation
Join Jane Tracy, Town of Onondaga Historian, and Rob O’Boyle for a short walk on College property to visit the former Onondaga County Poorhouse and Hospital site and the gravesite of the General John Ellis family whose farm was located here in the early 1800’s. After a short walk Jane will give a short talk and PowerPoint presentation related to the land that Onondaga Community College sits on.
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Walking tour starts/ends on campus
OCC Campus and Library Tour
Time: 3pm - 4pm