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. This exhibit includes documents and images provided by Be’s daughters and long-time friend Cathy Newell, and will remain on display through the Women in the Mohawk Valley History Conference May 18-20, 2018.
The Oneida County History Center is located at 1608 Genesee Street, Utica. For more information, contact the center at (315) 735-3642 or visit the OCHC website.
Photo: Denemark Family in the early 1950’s, Be and Nathan Denemark, daughters Debrah and Gael.