Onondaga Historical Association Announces 2022 OHA Medal Honorees


Syracuse, NY – The 2022 Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) Medal will be awarded to Kyle Bass, Playwright in Residence at Syracuse Stage, Jeff and Susan Bastable, and the University Neighborhood Preservation Association, in recognition of their outstanding and meritorious service to local history, and to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Onondaga County.

A breakfast reception will be held on Thursday, May 26th in the Oncenter Ballroom at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

The OHA Medal, first awarded in 1945, is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an individual or organization for contributions made to the cause of preserving and interpreting our heritage.  “OHA is the largest and longest standing institution devoted to conserving and presenting the history of Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse,” said OHA Executive Director, Gregg Tripoli, “whether it is through the performing arts, preservation of historic homes and structures, or contributions of family history, our 2022 honorees represent the many ways to help history remains a vital part of our future.”

Sponsors of the event include the St. Joseph’s Health Foundation, Hueber-Breuer Construction, Inc., Bousquet Holstein, PLLC, Cathedral Candle Company, EDR, Syracuse University, and Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists. Tickets range from $50 to $125. Tickets, sponsorship and program advertising are available at shop.cnyhistory.org/events.

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About OHA:  Onondaga Historical Association is a private, nonprofit educational association of heritage related services, museums, research and educational centers, and retail operations focused on the history of the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County