The Oneida County History Center (OCHC) will host its fifth annual Historical Selfie Scavenger Hunt, a county or city-wide scavenger hunt to learn about the people, places, and events that shaped Oneida County, starting August 2nd.
Participants will document their travels with a photo or selfie and tagging the History Center on Facebook (@OneidaCountyHistory), Instagram (@ochc_localhistory) or Twitter (@OCHCTweet). Upon completion, bring the photos to the History Center at 1608 Genesee Street, Utica. All ages are encouraged to participate in this free program, and will have a chance to win prizes from local businesses. Clue sheets and instructions will be available at the History Center or on its website starting August 2nd.
To participate, choose an Oneida County or Utica-based hunt and follow the clues to historical sites, monuments, and markers around the greater Mohawk Valley. Take a selfie at each destination after learning about the location’s history.
On August 2nd, from 3 to 5 pm, the History Center will host a launch party with refreshments, games, and an appearance from New York State Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon to celebrate the start of the scavenger hunt in partnership with the Tales & Tails New York State Assembly Summer Reading Challenge. The challenge encourages children to explore the world around them, and locally will highlight the “tales” that make up the 119th Assembly District.
The first five participants to finish the hunt will receive a History Center membership and a prize. All children under 18 will receive a participation prize, and all participants will be entered to win the grand prize gift basket. Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, August 31st, at 4 pm.
For more information, contact Director of Public Programs, Patrick Reynolds at email@example.com or (315) 735-3642, or visit the OCHC website.