The Oneida County Historical Hall of Fame, begun in 1946, has named six individuals to the Richard W. Couper ‘Living Legends’ class of 2019 and five individuals to the Dr. David and Carolyn Ellis Historical Historical Hall of Fame class of 2019.
This year’s inductees are being recognized for their service as community leaders and for their efforts in furthering the region’s industries, culture, and educational opportunities.
All inductees will be honored at the History Center’s annual Historical Hall of Fame/Living Legends Awards Banquet, which will be held at the Hart’s Hill Inn on Wednesday, September 25, starting at 5 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the History Center at (315) 735-3642. Prices are $50 for current OCHC members, $60 for the general public, and $440 for tables of eight.
The Richard W. Couper ‘Living Legends’ class of 2019 includes: Congressman Sherwood Boehlert, Observer-Dispatch president and publisher Donna Donovan, beloved bakery and restaurant owners Segean and Mary Ann Karam, jazz musician and Hamilton College professor Monk Rowe, and Oneida County Legislator Ed Welsh.
The Historical Hall of Fame class of 2019 includes: Spanish American and World War I veteran Sgt. Charles Adrean (1877-1918), Utica Mayor Boyd Golder (1892-1978), Jewish community advocate Libby Sherman Kowalsky (1872-1959), broadcast personality and Holocaust survivor Julian Noga (1921-2014), and “the father of college hockey,” Albert Prettyman (1883-1963)
Photo of Oneida County History Center provided.