There’s a Section of the Berlin Wall in Central New York
When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, pieces of it made their way across the globe, and one large section ended up right here in Central New York.
We recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which once separated East and West Germany. The wall came down on November 9, 1989.
A one meter section of the wall stands outside the Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse. It is one of only 4 such sections in New York State.
How Did a Section of the Berlin Wall End Up in Central New York?
According to Syracuse.com, a founding member of the MOST, BettyAnn Kram received three sections of the historical wall from a German colleague. Two of the sections were broken into pieces "that were given to founding members of the MOST and even sold at the gift shop for a time. Some of those pieces are still on display in a small glass case inside the museum. A plaque above the case details the history of the wall."
You can still see the section of wall outside the southern wall of the MOST museum, where it has stood since 1990, as a centerpiece to the "peace garden".
(H/T Gomez Adams)