Michael Fischer, the great-grand-nephew of Civil War Pvt. John Fischer, is set to share the story of how a simple young man from the West End of Utica ended up in the center of some of the most important events in our nation’s history, on Saturday, April 6th at 1 pm at the Oneida County History Center.
Learn how the events in Charleston, SC, on May Day 1865 can teach us lessons for today’s times. Follow his journey and learn about Utica’s connection to our nation’s first “Decoration Day”.
Michael Fischer of Chittenango and Jewell NY is an amateur genealogist, writer, musician and songwriter. To pay the bills he serves as a vice president in the building industry practice with Kellen Company, a professional services firm specializing in association and not-for-profit management. Mike attended Hamilton College and Daytona State; he is a frequent speaker at industry events.
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 of 1900s Memorial Day Postcard from the OCHC Collections provided.