Town of
Pompey Historical Society

    Established 1976


Awards & Recognition

Gregg Tripoli, Executor Director of the Onondaga Historical Association, presents the OHA Medal to Nancy Edwards, Project Chair (middle) and Sylvia Shoebridge, Historian Emeratis (left) of the Pompey Historical Society

The Pompey Historical Society was honored by the Onondaga Historical Association at the annual OHA Medal Breakfast.

The event was held June 21, 2012 at the Genesee Grand Hotel

      (From the OHA newsletter): "For the 21st time since its inception in 1945, the Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) Medal will be awarded to recognize distinguished contributions to local history and to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Onondaga County."
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The Pompey Historical Society table at the OHA Medal breakfast (pictured clockwise from center); Sylvia Shoebridge, Ruth Hotaling - Historian, Nancy Edwards, Lisa Moffa - Research Chair, Jeanne Hammer, Linda Meyers - Docent Chair, Vick LaFrenz - Town Board, Carole Marsh - Town Supervisor, Gail Moreland - President, and Susan Zarins PR & News Editor. 


elphi -this pretty village in the south-east corner of the town has wonderfully improved within the last ten years, in all that tends to the progress of society. The streets are fine and the sidewalks first rate. The ladies of this place, whose energies are only exceeded by their beauty, have, with commendable zeal, raised money enough to purchase plank, and have laid sidewalks over the entire village. This example might be followed with a great degree of credit by nine tenths of the villages in the county.

      The OHA Medal is a handsome, two-sided bronze piece originally struckin 1894 to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the founding of Onondaga County.

      The face of the Medal portrays the icons of the Haudenosaunee Indian Nation while on the reverse is a map of a portion of the old Military Tract.

               Museumwise Honors PHS
          "Continuing Presence" Exhibit

      The Pompey Historical Society was recognized for its presentation of "A Continuing Presence - Emily Rowley Estey" at the Museum Association of New York (MANY) meeting on April 22, 2012 with a Certificate of Commendation.

       Others receiving awards were the Niagara Falls Historical Society, NYS Military Museum, Burchfield Penney Art Center and Cooperstown Graduate Progam...we're in good company! 
























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