Hall of New York

Central New York

Marquis de Lafeyettes Visit to Onondaga County

Marquis de Lafayette’s Visit to Onondaga County

Marquis de Lafayette’s Visit to Onondaga County

George K. Knapp

Oil on Canvas, 1903

The Marquis de Lafayette, a Revolutionary War hero, visited what is now present-day Syracuse in June 1825 as part of his tour of the United States of America.

Marquis de Lafeyettes Visit to Onondaga County Artist Info:

George K. Knapp (1833-1910) was a painter in the Finger Lakes are in the 19th and 20th centuries. He was a bank note engraver in the 1850s and later made a reputation as a portrait painter.

On loan from the Onondaga Historical Association
Comfort Tyler's Tavern 1803

Comfort Tyler’s Tavern, 1803

Comfort Tyler’s Tavern, 1803

George K. Knapp

Oil on Canvas, 1903

Comfort Tyler fought in the Revolutionary War and later served in the state legislature and was a candidate for the U.S. Congress. In the 1790s he opened a tavern in Onondaga Hollow.

Comfort Tyler's Tavern 1803 Artist Info:

George K. Knapp (1833-1910) was a painter in the Finger Lakes are in the 19th and 20th centuries. He was a bank note engraver in the 1850s and later made a reputation as a portrait painter.

On loan from the Onondaga Historical Association
Old and New on East Seneca Turnpike in 1903

Old & New on East Seneca Turnpike in 1903

Old & New on East Seneca Turnpike in 1903

George K. Knapp

Oil on Canvas, 1871

The Seneca Turnpike was a toll road that ran from Utica to Canandaigua. Construction began in 1800 and most of the original route is still in use today.

Old and New on East Seneca Turnpike in 1903 Artist Info:

George K. Knapp (1833-1910) was a painter in the Finger Lakes are in the 19th and 20th centuries. He was a bank note engraver in the 1850s and later made a reputation as a portrait painter.

On loan from the Onondaga Historical Association
Syracuse By Moonlight

Syracuse By Moonlight

Syracuse By Moonlight

Johann Culverhouse

Oil on Canvas, 1871

With the construction of the Erie Canal, Syracuse became a booming center of industry and commerce. Downtown Syracuse was built around the Canal which bisected the city.

Syracuse By Moonlight Artist Info:

Born in Rotterdam, Johann Culverhouse (1820-1895) was a successful painter who began working in the United States in 1843. He established himself in New York City, where he painted charming scenes of people at work and play. His work is in the Dutch tradition of genre painting made famous by Vermeer.

On loan from the Onondaga Historical Association
Owasco Inlet

The Inlet at Moravia

The Inlet at Moravia

Florence Walker

Oil on Canvas, 1962

The Owasco Inlet is a major tributary of Owasco Lake that begins in the hamlet of Peruville and flows northward for 24 miles.

Owasco Inlet Artist Info:

Florence Walker (1883–1974) Walker was born in Moravia, NY where she spent most of her life.

On loan from the Cayuga-Owasco Lake Historical Society