Town of
Pompey Historical Society

    Established 1976


Programs 2014  - Detail and background informationEvents 2014
All Programs at Pompey Town Hall. All Events are on PHS Campus (corners of Rte. 20 & Pompey Center Rd).


April 9, 2014, Wednesday - 7:00 p.m 
        A presentation by Robert Oberst, long-time member of the Syracuse Men's Garden Club,  New York State Fair presenter and community volunteer, talks about establishing successful flower and vegetable gardens in Central New York. Come with your notepads and questions!

  July 16, 2014, Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.
 "Henry & Clara: the Slocums of Central NY"
at Delphi Falls Baptist Church

        Sue Greenhagen will present the story of Civil War General Henry Warner Slocum and his wife, Clara Rice.  Gen. Slocum was born in Delphi Falls in Pompey and Clara was from New Woodstock in Madison County.  Note the change in venue due to the grave site location.
        A retired librarian of Morrisville College, Green- hagen is presently Town Historian for Morrisville and co-historian for the Town of Eaton.

August 13, 2014, Wednesday - 7:00pm
Tom Huff, stone sculptor, writer and adjunct professor at OCC

      Mr. Huff uses a variety of stones in his work, incorporating many styles and themes, both traditional and contemporary.  Mr. Huff’s work addresses “the current situation of Native Americans mixing cultural, stereotypical, political and autobiographical elements”.*  He began carving stone, wood and antler early at his home; his inspiration comes from the artists of the Cattaraugus Seneca Nation.  He has attended the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, NM and the Rhode Island School of Design.        He is a former trustee of the Iroquois Museum in Howes Cave, NY, and has served on boards and committees of the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, the Everson in Syracuse and Atlati, a National Native Arts Organization, Phoenix, AR.   He maintains his carving studio on the Onondaga Nation with his wife, sculptor Trudi Shenandoah, his son, Charlie and his daughter, Kali.     
       Mr. Huff shared his story and talked about his work and his collections of work by other artists which were on exhibit.

September 17, 2014, Wednesday - 7:00pm
Janet Hazard-Ambrose, Associate Professor at Syracuse University's School of Design,

      will share her experiences raising Alpacas, shearing and harvesting their fiber and moving on through to her finished product.  Janet is a "fabric farmer" and artist.  Her working fiber farm includes a spinning mill and knit design facility. Her presentation will include some hands-on demonstrations and examples of her work.

       Refreshments will be served and there will the opportunity to talk with the artist about her work.


PHS Adopt A Highway
Monday, April 29 - Sunday, May 5, 2014
Spring Litter Clean-up
The PHS has been doing this litter pick up on US Route 20 since 1996, twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall. This Spring 2014 pick up will make number 35.  US ROUTE 20 is the longest USA Highway stretching from Boston, Massachusetts to Newport, Oregon. There is signage for PHS ADOPT A HIGHWAY from the Madison/Onondaga County Line to Watervale Road in the Town of Pompey, Onondaga County, a  portion of the designated scenic byway from Duanesburg, New York to Lafayette, New York.
Small work crews have already volunteered but we can always use more help!  Please contact Nancy Edwards or call (315)-662-3668 if you would like to help.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 1:30 - 4:00 pm 
One-Room Schoolhouse May Day Celebration
Day celebrations were especially popular in the 1800's.  Come and take a step back in time at Schoolhouse #10 on our Museum campus.  Renovated and refinished, it is representative of the many one room schools in Pompey during the mid-18 to 1900's.  Parents and children can experience a school lesson in penmanship, exercises, playground games and more.  There will also be tours of our Heritage Center and Museum.

June 7, 2014,
Saturday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
      We accept items as donations or on consignment.  Tables are available to individuals who want to staff their own wares (15% of sales benefit the PHS).  More than a sale, this has also become a social event for participants.  Come shop or join us on the PHS campus.

June 20, 2014, Friday, 6:00 to Dark
      Enjoy music, country dancing (with lessons), a Silent Auction, games for the young, good food, and especially
our famous fresh Strawberry Shortcake!  Fun for both adults and children.  Event is $5.00/per person but child and family rates are available.
Holy Smoke will have pulled pork, chicken, sweet italian sausage w/onions & peppers, hot dogs and sides available.
Event held RAIN OR SHINE at our campus (the Heritage Center is a large open covered building).

October 22, 2014, Wednesday at 6:00
Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper
at the
Pompey Community Church,
2555 Berwyn Rd. (corner of Rt. 20).

Election Day Bake Sales
on Tuesday, November 4, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
   at 3 sites: Pompey Town Hall, Eastern Hills (on Enders Rd.), and Delphi Falls Firehouse.  Contributions and volunteers to sit at the table are welcomed.




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