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
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 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
The Oneida County History Center has announced “African Americans in Times of War,” a program celebrating Black History Month, is set for Saturday, February 3rd from 1 to 3 pm.
The Oneida County History Center will join the Utica/Oneida County Branch NAACP to celebrate and honor African American Veterans. Guest Speakers will include Ms. Pauline Bright, Mr. John Harrison, and Mr. Edward Jackson all of Utica, and Mr. Herbert Thorpe of Rome. These individuals will present a brief summary of their experiences in the military and its relationship to the theme “African Americans in Times of War. In addition, there will be a tribute to African American Veterans, performances, and light refreshments. Continue reading
On Saturday, January 20 at 1 pm the Oneida County History Center in Utica will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Utica Curling Club (UCC).
Club President Roger Rowlett will lead the celebration, and will discuss the history of curling in the area. Established in 1868, the UCC is one of the oldest clubs in the United States. Continue reading
The Oneida County History Center in Utica has announced a History Show and Tell event is planned for Saturday, January 13 at 1 pm at the Center.
Host Joe Kelly and special guest Frank Tomaino will lead the event. The public is encouraged to bring an old photograph, personal artifact, or other memorabilia to share, or just listen. This event is free and open to all ages. Continue reading
On Saturday, January 27 at 1 pm, the Oneida County History Center in Utica is planning to host the event “What Happened to Downtown Rome? Urban renewal in Rome, NY 1958-1977.”
Between 1958 and 1977 the city of Rome underwent an aggressive urban renewal program covering over eighty acres that forever shaped the growth of the city. Patrick Reynolds, Educator at the Rome Historical Society, will discuss what worked, what didn’t, and why. Continue reading
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (MWPAI) in Utica has been awarded a grant in the amount of $397,511 from Empire State Development (ESD), the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) and the New York State Department of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation to repair and preserve the granite façade of its Philip Johnson-designed Museum of Art building. Continue reading