John Bower, Hyde Hall Marketing Manager, is set to present an illustrated discussion of the history and preservation of Historic Hyde Hall, a fifty-room mansion in Cooperstown designed by Albany’s celebrated architect Phillip Hooker, on Saturday, May 5th at 1 pm.
This National Landmark and New York State Historic Site was built between 1817 and 1834 by George T. Clarke and served as home to five generations of the Clark Family. Hyde Hall was acquired by New York State for the development of Glimmerglass State Park in 1963 and today is operated by Hyde Hall Inc. as a house museum and regional culture center. Continue reading
A three day conference on the history of women in the Mohawk Valley has been set for May 18-20 in Utica.
Women in the Mohawk Valley: A History Conference is aimed to highlight the role of women in local history and promote women’s issues in the greater Mohawk Valley. Women have made significant contributions to history at national, state, and county level. Acknowledgment and celebration of women’s roles in history has risen, but remains slim at the local level. Continue reading
The Oneida County Historians Association (OCHA) annual conference has been scheduled for Saturday, April 14 and will be held at the Rome Historical Society, located at 200 Church Street in Rome, NY.
Speakers will include New York State Historian Devin Lander, New York State History Blog Founder & Editor John Warren, Barbara Granato from the Daughters of the American Revolution, and others. Continue reading
The 13th Annual Oneida County History Center Telethon is set for Tuesday, April 3rd from 6:30 to 8 pm, 2018, and will be broadcasted live on WUTR-TV.
The telethon is the history center’s largest annual fundraiser, and will be held at the history center, located at 1608 Genesee Street in Utica, and will be hosted by longtime emcee Joe Kelly and Oneida County Tourism Executive Director Kelly Blazosky. Members of the public are invited to watch from the gallery balcony or tune in at home. Continue reading
Specialized workshops focusing on Mohawk Valley Historic Districts have been set for March 10th and 21st in Utica.
Topics will include District vs. Registry; Rehabilitation Do’s and Don’ts; Insurance Issues – Regular and Replacement; The Work of Historic Commissions; and Grants and Other Financing. Continue reading
Town of Marshall Historian Janet Dangler will discuss the Brothertown Indians; a Christian group of Native Americas who settled the Deansboro area in the 1770s and later relocated to Wisconsin.
The Brothertowns formed by choice from several northeastern tribes to preserve their common culture and identity. Dangler will discuss the group’s history, share stories of several well-known Brothertons, including Samson Occum, Asa Dick, and Romance Wyatt, and address issues facing the Brothertown Indians today.
The Oneida’s County History Center’s 3rd Annual Irish Tea Fundraiser is set for March 17th, from 1 to 3 pm.
The Irish Tea features a three course tea with finger foods, desserts, door prizes, and more.
Entertainment to include a presentation by Bob Sullivan on one of our country’s most famous Irish descendants, John F. Kennedy. Continue reading
The Oneida County History Center has announced a new exhibit on Benita “Be” Denemark, one of Utica’s leading businesswomen during the middle 20th century, is set to start on Saturday, March 3rd at 1 pm.
This short term exhibit highlights Denemark’s accomplishments in the business community and her advocacy work in the realms of social justice and women’s equality. The exhibit will be introduced by Executive Director Brian Howard and includes remarks from Be’s family and friends.
The public is invited to share their memories and stories of Be following the opening remarks. Continue reading
The Oneida County History Center’s winter book sale is set to run Thursday, February 15th through Sunday, February 17th, in the center’s main gallery.
The center’s newly reorganized bookstore stocks over 200 book titles, one-of-kind local history puzzles and merchandise. The public will recieve 10% off all purchases, plus 50% off select titles. Members receive an additional 10% off sale prices. Continue reading
The Oneida County History Center is set to host Mohawk Valley musicians Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle for an original folk and blues program “Poetry & History Songs,” on Saturday, February 10th at 1 pm.
Staudle will perform original music put to the words of famous poets including Robert Frost, Edgar Allen Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Andy Rooney, a local poet, and more. Gibson will perform five original songs from her American History series, which portrays the life of the American settlers during the Revolution. This program takes place in the center’s main gallery. Continue reading