George & Rebecca Barnes Foundation Presents an entertaining and educational event in recognition of Black History Month The Reverend Samuel May, Minister, Reformer, and Abolitionist A Living History Portrayal by Scott Peal, Director of Education Onondaga Historical Association Thursday, February 25, 2021 Video Viewing Link 7:00PM, Zoom Link Questions & Discussion 7:45 PM For members […]
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The Barnes-Hiscock Mansion is the subject of a story in the current edition of the Syracuse NewTimes newspaper! The article is available online, or you can pick up a free copy at hundreds of retail locations in and around Syracuse.
The George & Rebecca Barnes Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce our first Executive Director, Kristen Earle. Her new post officially begins on August 11, but she’s already getting a head start by taking charge of one of our major upcoming events.
Congratulations to Karen Howe, who will be honored by the Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) during its 2014 Awards Ceremony! Well wishers are invited to attend the ceremony on May 22 in Syracuse.
The Barnes Hiscock Mansion is featured on a newly released online interactive New York State Underground Railroad (UGRR) Map. The map highlights UGRR and Abolitionist sites, programs and tours that are publically accessible and approved by the National Park Service Network to Freedom Program or the New York State Underground Railroad Heritage Trail.
We are pleased and excited to announce our first national grant award! The National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program has accepted our application for a $10,000 matching grant to repair the cornices around the mansion roof.
The Barnes Foundation has a new sign! Take a look: Thanks to donations from Donna Flook & Linda Emmi, special effort by Cathy Gadley, the Sign Lady and some extraordinary work by our volunteers, Fred Howe & Al Giacchi, who installed the sign. Great work!!!!
The George and Rebecca Barnes Foundation announces the following recent changes among its board:
Earlier this summer, author Neil K. MacMillan visited the Barnes Mansion to talk about his book, Wicked Syracuse, A History of Sin in Salt City. MacMillan also signed copies of the book for those in attendance. We have several copies available for sale — and thanks to MacMillan and The History Press, the Barnes Foundation gets […]
Here is our Spring 2013 newsletter!
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