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Kid’s Day At Oneida Mansion House June 16th


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oneida community mansion houseA Kids’ Day Out event has been set for Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 at the Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Avenue in Oneida, NY.

Museum staff will provide the scavenger hunt information, and families can pick the clue sheet and complete the challenge anytime during museum business hours. The completed sheets can be entered in a raffle drawing to win a prize. The drawing will be done after the weekend. Continue reading

An Anthropologist On Oneida Community Utopia


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oneida utopiaAuthor and anthropologist Anthony Wonderley is set to give a talk on his book Oneida Utopia: A Community Searching for Human Happiness & Prosperity on Thursday, June 21 at 7 pm at the Oneida Community Mansion House.

Anthony Wonderley, Ph.D., offers a fresh and holistic look at the origins and legacy of the Oneida Community. In his new book Oneida Utopia, Wonderley argues that the commune and company together comprise a century-long narrative of economic success, innovative thinking, and abiding concern for the welfare of others. Continue reading

Early Resistance: Women, Religion, and Politics


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Oneida Mansion HouseOn Sunday, February 11, 2018, the Oneida Community Mansion House has scheduled “Early Resistance: Women, Religion, and Politics,” a discussion with Professor Marcia Robinson of Syracuse University about the role women played in the changing political culture of the United States through support of abolition and the women’s rights movement.

The discussion will consider the various goals, strategies and tensions in the fight for equality. Continue reading

Religious Ferment and Utopian Living


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oneida community mansion houseOn Sunday, January 14, 2018, the Oneida Community Mansion House will host “Shaken & Stirred: Religious Ferment and Utopian Living,” a discussion with Utopian Community expert Christian Goodwillie about the radical changes in religion that shaped American society.

From the eighteenth century to today, members of new religions and communities have faced intense consequences for their beliefs, ranging from threats of arrest to violence. The January 14 discussion will consider the different motivations that inspired new religious movements and the outcomes. Continue reading

Oneida Mansion House Appoints Executive Director


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oneida community mansion houseThe Oneida Community Mansion House Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Christine O’Neil as Executive Director of the non-profit organization. She replaces Patricia A. Hoffman, who was named Interim Director in June.

O’Neil has served as Executive Director of the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum for the past six years and currently serves on the board of Madison County Tourism. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in the History of Art from Cornell University and resides in Fayetteville, NY. Continue reading

Mourning Culture Oneida Community Cemetery Tour


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oneida community mansion houseThe Oneida Community Mansion House will host a Oneida Community Cemetery Tour, hosted by Dr. Molly Jessup, Curator of Education, on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

A tour of the cemetery will follow a brief talk on how people mourned in the 19th and early 20th centuries and how the Oneida Community understood and practiced death and the afterlife. This walking tour, led by curator of education Molly Jessup, will explore ways in which the cemetery reflects community beliefs and reveals changing Community practices over time. Jessup will also share stories about the lives and deaths of notable Community members such as Mary Cragin and Tirzah Miller. Continue reading

International Archaeology Day at Oneida Mansion House


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oneida community mansion houseOn 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.  Continue reading

Industrial History of the Utopian Oneida Community


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oneida community mansion houseThe Oneida Community Mansion House, in collaboration with Sherrill Manufacturing’s Liberty Tabletop, will host the presentation Welcome to Silver City: Industry, Then and Now on Saturday, October 7, from 10 am to 1 pm. The presentation looks at industry in the 1800s and today.

The program starts at the Mansion House, where participants will discover the industrial history of the Utopian Oneida Community by viewing objects from the Mansion House collection that were used and produced in the Community’s factory (built 1863). Then participants will tour the historic factory to see Sherrill Manufacturing’s Liberty Tabletop, the only domestic manufacturer of silverware. Note this is a two-location program which begins at the Mansion House and continues at Sherrill Manufacturing’s Liberty Tabletop. Continue reading

Oneida Architectural Tour of Kenwood Neighborhood Planned


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oneida community mansion houseAn architectural walking tour of the Mansion House and Kenwood neighborhood will be held on Saturday, August 12 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Oneida Community Mansion House.

Attendees will have the opportunity to look at architectural clues about how neighborhoods, and the way we live, have changed over time. Participants can learn the history of the Mansion House and the Kenwood neighborhood of Oneida, while seeing distinctive architectural styles in this walking tour of about a dozen houses (exteriors only) designed by Arts & Crafts architect Ward Wellington Ward and by noted architect Theodore Skinner. Continue reading