On Saturday, October 21 at 10:30 am the Oneida Community Mansion House will host International Archaeology Day as they search for evidence of past lives in the landscape surrounding the Mansion House.
The Oneida Community (1848-1880) built a communal home consisting of dozens of buildings and hundreds of acres of land, which they used to support their specific ways of life, work, and thought. International Archaeology Day will seek out evidence of those past uses and try to locate built evidence to re-imagine how life was lived by the Oneida Community, its regional antecedents and descendants.
Participants should wear comfortable hiking or walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. Binoculars and cameras are encouraged.
The event is free for members, non-members are $7 and students (ages 8 and up) are $3. 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. For more information call (315) 363-0745 or click here.