Upcoming Event: History Book Club
Once they were soldiers, mayors, store clerks, generals and keepers of the household flame, but now they all rest together in Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse. Barbara S. Rivette, author of Oakwood – A Special Place, will review her book and give a slide tour of the cemetery at 1 pm on Thursday, October 18 at the Manlius Historical Society, 109 Pleasant St., Manlius.
The colorfully illustrated book was published in 2009 as part of Oakwood’s 150th anniversary and is now in its third printing.
Oakwood, founded in 1859, is this area’s largest example of the “rural cemetery” concept that would replace the old style row-on-row graveyards. Cemeteries of similar design are the Fayetteville Cemetery (1864) on the FM Road and the Fabius Cemetery (1865).
The public is welcome to this event sponsored by the newly-formed Book Club at the Manlius Historical Society. Participants are welcome to suggest titles for future meetings.
Upcoming Event: Fine Arts & Crafts Show
Manlius Historical Society is seeking quality vendors and dealers for the annual Fine Arts and Crafts Show! Click here for more information.
New History Book Club
Come together to discuss how historical events have impacted the Town of Manlius and surrounding areas through the writings of locals! Bring a book to discuss if you have one, and meet other local history buffs. More info coming soon!