The Preservation League of New York State, as part of a four-state coalition, has announced targeted grants to projects in the communities of Whallonsburg, Saranac Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, and Oneida. [Read more…] about Northeast Heritage Economy Grants Awarded
Oneida Community Mansion House
The Oneida Community Mansion House will host behind the scene tours of the Mansion House on Friday, May 17th at 3 pm and Saturday, May 18th, at noon and 3 pm.
The Mansion House was the residence of the 19th century utopian Oneida Community (1848-1880), which rejected monogamous marriage and promoted female equality. OCMH preserves, collects and interprets material culture, intangible heritage, and the historic building, situated on 33 acres of landscaped lawns and gardens. [Read more…] about Utopian Oneida Community Mansion House Tours
A 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. [Read more…] about Kid’s Day At Oneida Mansion House June 16th
Author 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. [Read more…] about An Anthropologist On Oneida Community Utopia
International Women’s Day Events are scheduled for March 8-11, 2018 at the Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Avenue, in Oneida, NY.
On March 8 and 10 The Oneida Community Mansion House will have guided tours at 10 am and 2 pm that explore the role of women and gender equality within the Oneida Community, as well as their interactions with the outside world. [Read more…] about International Women’s Day Event in Utica
On 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. [Read more…] about Early Resistance: Women, Religion, and Politics
On 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. [Read more…] about Religious Ferment and Utopian Living
The 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. [Read more…] about Oneida Mansion House Appoints Executive Director
The 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. [Read more…] about Mourning Culture Oneida Community Cemetery Tour
On 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. [Read more…] about International Archaeology Day at Oneida Mansion House