Remembering Nancy Duffy


Nancy Duffy was a trailblazer for women in journalism in Central New York and in many other areas of her life. She was the first female television reporter in Central New York and the first to report from inside the Carrier Dome locker room at Syracuse University.

One of her greatest legacies was being the co-founder of the Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade. She is remembered for her hard work in many areas of her life and ten years after her death she’s being remembered for her works of art.

Gregg Tripoli of the Onondaga Historical Association said that Duffy had a passion for art. She created a series of charcoal portraits of the people of the native land entitled “Eagle Faces.” She drew her inspiration from the faces of Native Americans and Tripoli said her goal was to show the “honesty” in the faces of her subjects.

Her work will be featured at an exhibit at the Skä•noñh Great Law of Peace Center on Onondaga Lake Parkway in Liverpool. The center is open Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and weekends from 11am to 4pm. Admission is $5 and visitors are invited to also check out the Onondaga Historical Association online at for more information.

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