Veterans of the Valley, a full-day history symposium that explores local contributions to the nation’s military history and honors Mohawk Valley veterans from the First World War to the present, has been set for Saturday, May 18th from 9 am to 5 pm, at the Oneida County History Center.
This event features lectures and panel discussions on the Tuskegee Airmen, Utica’s World War Two POW camp, the Vietnam experience, and experiences from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The program culminates with a driving tour of Forest Hill Cemetery that highlights monuments and gravestones of veterans.
On-site registration begins at 9 am and the programs begin at 10 am. The symposium is $15 for OCHC members and $20 for non-members; early registration is encouraged. Transportation will not be provided for the cemetery tour.
The Oneida County History Center is located at 1608 Genesee Street, Utica. This program takes place in the History Center’s main gallery.
For more information or to register, contact the center at (315) 735-3642 or visit their website.