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Oneida County History Center Satellite Bookstore at Sangertown


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oneida county history center logoThe Oneida County History Center will return to Sangertown Square Mall on November 24-26 and December 9-23, 2017 to operate a satellite bookstore near the Macy’s wing.

A large selection of titles will be available for purchase. New titles in 2017 include New Hartford: Images of America, Chenango Canal: The Million Dollar Ditch, and Murder of a Herkimer County Teacher. Returning titles include Heaven’s Ditch: God Gold and Murder on the Erie Canal, Haunted Old Forge, and local history puzzles featuring colorized scenes from Utica and Oneida County.   Continue reading

Welsh Heritage Day Nov 18th In Utica


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welsh flagOn Saturday, November 18th at 1 pm, the Oneida County History Center and the St. David’s Society of Utica will celebrate Welsh heritage in Oneida County.

Participants can learn about the history of Welsh settlers in Oneida County and Welsh-American culture in the region today.

This interactive celebration features a presentation on Wales and Welsh settlers, a teacake cooking demonstration, and advice on researching Welsh ancestry.  Continue reading

The Irish and the Erie Event in Utica


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Craobh DuganThe Oneida County History Center will host a musical celebration with local Irish cultural group Craobh Dugan, on Saturday, October 21 at 1 pm.

“The Irish & the Erie” shares the story of how the Irish immigrants helped to build the Erie Canal in an entertaining one hour presentation featuring the traditional Irish music they played and songs they sang. This event is free and open to the public. Continue reading

Utica Zion Lutheran Church: 175 Years of History


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Zion Lutheran ChurchThe Oneida County History Center will host a lecture by Jack Henke on the Zion Lutheran Church’s 175 years in Greater Utica on Wednesday, September 27th at 5:30 pm.

Jack Henke has been exploring the history of Utica’s first Lutheran congregation for the past five years. In this illustrated lecture, he discusses research strategies and outlines the past of Zion Church, which directly reflects events in the histories of the Mohawk Valley and the country as a whole. Continue reading

Chenango Canal Program Set For Oneida County


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Chenango Canal Book CoverThe Oneida County History Center will host author Wade Allen Lallier for a signing of his new book Chenango Canal: The Million Dollar Ditch on Wednesday, September 20th, starting at 5:30 pm.

Chenango Canal: The Million Dollar Ditch chronicles the story of a central New York canal and how it changed the region. Touted as “the best built canal in New York State,” the canal was never profitable for the state, but did bring prosperity to the communities along its length. Lallier will discuss the canal’s history and impact on Oneida County. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and for the author to sign.  Continue reading

Realities of Resettlement: Refugees In Utica Exhibit


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A new exhibit at the Realities of ResettlementOneida County History Center, Realities of Resettlement explores refugee integration into urban life in Utica. The resettlement and integration of refugees affects the social, political, and economic fabric of the Mohawk Valley.

This exhibit offers an opportunity to learn from the city’s challenging and successful resettlement experiences in order to serve as a model for similar communities elsewhere.  Continue reading

Sacred Sites in North Star Country Book Event Saturday


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sacred sites book coverOn Saturday, April 1st at 1 pm, the Oneida County History Center will host Author Madis Senner who will discuss his new book Sacred Sites in North Star Country.

Upstate New York was the birthplace of the Women’s Movement and American Democracy, home to America’s Second Great Awakening, and was called the Burned-Over District for its spiritual wildfires, and America’s Psychic Highway.  Continue reading

New Logo for Oneida County History Center


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oneida county history center logoOn January 1, 2017 the Oneida County Historical Society became the Oneida County History Center (OCHC).

The Oneida County History Center stated that their name has changed, but their mission hasn’t – to preserve the past as a source of information and enlightenment for those who are living today, and for our descendants.  They have announced a new logo to coincide with the new name. Continue reading