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.
The conference is open to all members of the community; educators, historians, history lovers, and members of the public are invited to join. Attend all three days, or choose your favorite event.
Friday night features the Conference Kick Off at Fort Schuyler Club from 5 to 7 pm with a tour of the renovations of the New Century Club across the street with Bowers Development.
On Saturday speakers present a variety of topics at the Oneida County History Center in Utica from 9 am to 5 pm. An optional dinner at Club Monarch in Yorkville and Keynote Speaker Trinh Troung are scheduled for Saturday evening.
Sunday features a guided bus tour with the authors of Women Belong in History Books showcasing sites relevant to women’s history around the Greater Mohawk Valley.
Speaker information, detailed schedules, and online registration are available here.
K-12 educators are eligible to receive CTLE credit through Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES for Day 2 & 3 of the conference. Educators should register on ‘My Learning Plan’ in addition to registering on www.WomenInTheMohawkValley.com. The events are listed under ‘Women in the Mohawk Valley History Conference – Lectures’ and ‘Women in the Mohawk Valley – Bus Tour.’
This event is sponsored by the Oneida County History Center (OCHC). Admission to this program is free for the general public; donations are encouraged. For more information, call (315) 735-3642 or visit the OCHC website.