Industrial History of the Utopian Oneida Community

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oneida community mansion houseThe Oneida Community Mansion House, in collaboration with Sherrill Manufacturing’s Liberty Tabletop, will host the presentation Welcome to Silver City: Industry, Then and Now on Saturday, October 7, from 10 am to 1 pm. The presentation looks at industry in the 1800s and today.

The program starts at the Mansion House, where participants will discover the industrial history of the Utopian Oneida Community by viewing objects from the Mansion House collection that were used and produced in the Community’s factory (built 1863). Then participants will tour the historic factory to see Sherrill Manufacturing’s Liberty Tabletop, the only domestic manufacturer of silverware. Note this is a two-location program which begins at the Mansion House and continues at Sherrill Manufacturing’s Liberty Tabletop.

The program is $5 for members of the Oneida Community Mansion House. All others are $10. Youth (8 – 16 yrs.) with parental supervision cost $3. Call (315) 363-0745 to make a reservation.

The Oneida Community Mansion House was the residence of the 19th century utopian Oneida Community (1848 – 1880). OCMH preserves, collects and interprets material culture, intangible heritage, and five historic buildings, situated on 33 acres of landscaped lawns and gardens. OCMH is a National Historic Landmark and chartered by the New York State Department of Education.

Oneida Community Mansion House is located at 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY.  More information call (315) 363-0745 or click here.

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