Calendar of Events



▪ Gumbo
Date:06/30/2016
Weekday:Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Time:7:30 PM
Second Showing:July 1- 8 PM, July 2- 8 PM
Type of Event:PiTCH performance
Description:Music by Brett Macias; Book & Lyrics by Christina Quintana
Facing the loss of his beloved wife, a newlywed doctor descends the floodwaters of the hurricane-ravaged City to free her from the devil and her soul-stealing underwater club, all the while discovering the magic of her hometown. GUMBO is a vibrant take on the Orpheus & Eurydice tale that explores the mythos of Hurricane Katrina through the heart and music of the great city of New Orleans.
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▪ Elysium
Date:07/07/2016
Weekday:Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Time:7:30 PM
Second Showing:July 8- 8 PM, July 9- 8 PM
Type of Event:PiTCH performance
Description:Music by Ben Chavez; Book & Lyrics by Yianni Papadimos
ELYSIUM is the story of a family dying under the weight of their own secrets. When Katherine returns to her childhood home for her father's funeral, she reunites with Tabby, the sister she hasn't seen in years. As the whiskey pours, dark truths rise to the surface and questions surrounding the father loved by a town without limitation are finally answered.
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▪ Devotion
Date:07/14/2016
Weekday:Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Time:7:30 PM
Second Showing:July 15- 8 PM, July 16- 8 PM
Type of Event:PiTCH performance
Description:Book, Music & Lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick
Wanda Lee and Paul are in love. So when Paul gets mixed up in a dangerous religious cult, Wanda Lee is determined to rescue him. Except maybe he doesn't want to be rescued. And maybe they aren't in love.
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▪ Divided
Date:07/21/2016
Weekday:Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Time:7:30 PM
Second Showing:July 22- 8 PM, July 23- 8 PM
Type of Event:PiTCH performance
Description:Music by Kristen Lee Rosenfeld/ Book & Lyrics by Luanne Aronen Rosenfeld
A story of young love and old prejudice is set in a post-Civil War world defined by bitter divisions of race, religion and regional loyalties. When young Bridget O'Neill discovers a packet of letters in her Aunt Maude's trunk she begins a quest to learn the story of her parents. What she discovers separates her from her fiance, Danny Sullivan and the Irish Catholic community that had embraced her.
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▪ The Battles
Date:07/28/2016
Weekday:Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Time:7:30 PM
Second Showing:July 29- 8 PM, July 30- 8 PM
Type of Event:PiTCH performance
Description:Book, Music & Lyrics by Ned Massey
In Florence, Italy, circa 1500 A.D., bitter rivals Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo are commissioned to compete in a head-to-head painting competition. Based on actual events, THE BATTLES explores how fear and hatred build walls in society, between individuals, and within our own souls, and the damage those walls cause.
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▪ Policing Early Onondaga County 1794 1900
Date:08/09/2016
Weekday:Tuesday
Time:7:00 PM
Type of Event:Lecture
Description:This presentation focuses on the development of policing in and around Onondaga County circa 1794-1900. Topics include the formation of the Military Tract, Jails & penitentiaries, the first recorded jailbreak 1812, the Coffee House Riot 1844, aspects of policing the Erie Canal, the Jerry Rescue 1851, legal executions 1840, 1873, 1876, & 1881, and the James Harvey incident 1893. The presentation highlights the importance of recognizing professional heritage & local history.

Presented by Lt. Jon Anderson, Onondaga County Sheriffs Office.
Museum members $5, non-members $7



▪ Gershom Powers 1827 Report on the Founding and First 10 Years of Auburn Prison: Setting the Agenda for the Next 200 Years
Date:08/16/2016
Weekday:Tuesday
Time:7:00 PM
Type of Event:Lecture
Description:Dr. Lombardo began studying prisons after he started his career as a teacher in Auburn Correctional Facility in 1969. Gershom Powers Report to the Legislature was one of the first books he read. Compiled only 10 years after Auburn Prisons opening 200 years ago it was astonishing to find that Powers descriptions of issues surrounding the purposes of prisons and concerns of prison administrators of 1827 were still important in in the early 1970s and today.
Should prisons simply punish or should / can they reform prisoners? What is the place of work, of education in prisons? What is the place of substance abuse in prisoners lives? How do you control prisoners inside of a prison: surveillance, enforcing rules, the use of force. These are all issues Gershom Powers describes as the Auburn System developed through trial and error and practical responses to observed problems into a template for prison choices for the next 200 years.

Presented by Dr. Lucien Lombardo
Museum members $5, non-members $7



▪ Policing the Erie Canal
Date:08/23/2016
Weekday:Tuesday
Time:7:00 PM
Type of Event:Lecture
Description:Based on historical research from the Onondaga County Sheriffs Office Historic Preservation project, this presentation focuses on law enforcement issues surrounding the storied Erie Canal - The character of policing of the era, the urban crime ridden red light canal districts, the legacy of the orphaned canal boys, the Sabbatarian movement, various canal code laws, and the unique challenge for law enforcement with the canals role in the underground railroad.

Presented by Lt. Jon Anderson, Onondaga County Sheriffs Office
Museum members $5, non-members $7



▪ What Franklin Roosevelt knew about Thomas Mott Osborne that Auburnians Misunderstood
Date:08/30/2016
Weekday:Tuesday
Time:7:00 PM
Type of Event:Lecture
Description:Presented by David Connelly
Museum members $5, non-members $7