Entries by Barnes Foundation

Barnes-Hiscock Mansion featured in Syracuse NewTimes

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. 

Barnes Foundation announces first Executive Director

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.

Karen Howe to receive PACNY award at May 22 ceremony

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.

Barnes Mansion featured on new NYS Underground Railroad Map

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.

Barnes Foundation Awarded NPS Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Grant

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.

New Sign Graces Barnes-Hiscock Mansion Lawn [PHOTO]

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!!!!

Recent Foundation Board Changes

The George and Rebecca Barnes Foundation announces the following recent changes among its board:

Copies of “Wicked Syracuse” Available for Purchase

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 […]

Barnes Foundation Newsletter: Spring 2013

Here is our Spring 2013 newsletter!

Roof Restoration Progress

We are about to close out our 2012 grant award from the Central New York Community Foundation for $22,500 to secure the architectural drawings, project manual, scopes and bid documents for the exterior of the mansion.