L. Frank Baum Was Here, a Visit to Baum’s Birthplace

Born in Chittenango in 1856, Baum and his family roamed the streets of this historic village. A canal landing site along the Erie Canal, the Chittenango Landing was a three-bay dock for canal boats to be repaired. The museum is housed in a building from the Baum era that used to be the apothecary shop in town. The tour doesn’t end along the yellow brick road in Chittenango, we will also visit some Baum related sites in Syracuse as well. The building Baum’s Dry Goods store was in, The place where he met Maud Gage, the famous Rose Lawn estate area, and the Matilda Joslyn Gage house where L. Frank Baum was married.

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        1. This particular tour is right up front Friday afternoon. You can see it anytime after 1 pm (Eastern).

          The content is still set to “protected” until the weekend begins. I’ve asked our developer to add times to the tabs on the program schedule to help.

          Afternoon content opens at 1pm, Evenings at 5pm, and Mornings at 9 am — those times are Eastern Daylight.

          Live Zoom times are Friday at 9 pm, Saturday at 7 pm, and Sunday at 1 pm. Again, those are Eastern.

  1. Fun fact all- I added the wrong picture for the Peekskill military academy. LOL. That is clearly not a picture of the 1870’s at the facility…or Doc Brown has been using Chevrolets to go back to the future! Fun to watch, still.

      1. What are you having trouble with, Adeline? Select Friday afternoon at the top of the page and the afternoon programs open. You can click on them from the list on the left, or scroll down. When you get to a video you want to play, just select the little “play” arrow in the middle of the image. For the digital Puzzles you use your cursor to pick up pieces and put them in place. The playlist of Music takes you to Youtube but you can listen to that in a second window as background music if you’d like. The contests are at the bottom of the page if you have a costume photo or pets you want to enter.

  2. First of all, great job! I am impressed by the amount of locations and working in still photos.
    Second, I want your t-shirt! I’m a Leo, so I deserve a lion with a crown. There is a similar one at the Wamego Museum, but I was hoping you had them in stock at the All Things Oz gift shop.
    Third, I think the building in Mattydale was a bowling alley, but that doesn’t really matter.

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