SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Salt Museum at Onondaga Lake Park will soon be home to the nation’s first Hungry for History™ historic marker, which will commemorate salt potatoes, Central New York’s favorite summertime side dish.
A dedication ceremony for the salt potatoes marker will be held at the museum grounds beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 10. The event will be free and open to the public.
Hungry for History is a brand-new marker grant program created by the Syracuse-based William G. Pomeroy Foundation to help communities across the United States put the spotlight on their local and regional foods. The salt potatoes marker was obtained by the Onondaga Historical Association through a Pomeroy Foundation grant. OHA is the first organization in the country to be awarded a Hungry for History marker.
The marker’s location was revealed during a special announcement at a launch party for the Hungry for History program held at Willow Rock Brewing Company on Thursday, June 24. The event was co-hosted by the Pomeroy Foundation and OHA. Attendees at the launch party could enter a drawing for the chance to help unveil the salt potatoes marker at the July 10 dedication.
The Hungry for History marker grant round is currently open. Grants are available to 501(c)(3) organizations, nonprofit academic institutions, and local, state and federal government entities within the United States. Visit the Pomeroy Foundation’s Hungry for History webpage to learn more about program guidelines, eligibility and how to apply online: https://www.wgpfoundation.org/history/hungry-for-history/
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About the Onondaga Historical Association
The Onondaga Historical Association (OHA), incorporated in 1863, is a private non-profit educational association of heritage-related services, museums, community-based exhibits, images and signage; as well as research and educational centers and retail operations. The comprehensive history museum is located at 321 Montgomery Street in Syracuse. OHA also operates the Skä-noñh: Great Law of Peace Center on Onondaga Lake Parkway in Liverpool.
About the William G. Pomeroy Foundation
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and to raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis. One of its initiatives is helping people to celebrate their community’s history. The Pomeroy Foundation meets this part of its mission by providing grants to obtain signage in the form of historic roadside markers and plaques. Since 2006, they have funded over 1,400 markers and plaques across the United States, all the way to Alaska. Visit: wgpfoundation.org
Media InquiresSteve Bodnar
William G. Pomeroy Foundation