Lawyer and Justice Mary Donlon Alger, Red Cross Founder & Clinton resident Clara Barton, Utica pioneer Robert McBride, and Oneida leaders and Revolutionary War veterans Hanyery Tewahangarahken “He Who Takes Up the Snow Shoe” and Tyonajanegen “Two Kettles Together.” [Read more…] about Oneida Co. Historical Hall of Fame & Living Legends Inductions
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Staley will look at the limestone masonry, concrete, and iron remains found at these sites, and share how archaeological discoveries can contradict historic narratives and reveal shady political cronyism in Utica during the 1880s. [Read more…] about Canal Archaeology Virtual Lecture Set For Oct 27th
The Florence Farming and Lumber Community/Association was a small 19th Century settlement of both freedom seekers and free blacks who established a communal farmstead in Florence, Oneida County, NY through the help of abolitionists Stephen Myers and Gerrit Smith. [Read more…] about Program Planned On Oneida County Black Community of Florence
The Oneida County History Center has announced a Haudenosaunee Storytelling event with Jessica Farmer, Cultural Programs Coordinator at the Shako:wi Cultural Center, set for Saturday, October 10th. [Read more…] about Haudenosaunee Storytelling in Utica
Oneida County History Center (OCHC) Trustee and Volunteer Barbara Granato recently acquired 19 boxes of records from county archives that the clerk’s office was removing from storage to be returned to their rightful homes in the town or village where they originated.
The records date from the 1840s, 1850s, and early 1900s and include birth, marriage, deaths, orders of filiation, indentures, and commitments to orphanages. Granato spent 10 months organizing, photographing, and transcribing each record. [Read more…] about 19th Century Oneida County Records Return Home
Union Station in Utica, NY, was built between 1912 and 1914. A central transportation hub for the region and the state, the station originally served the New York Central (NYC) Railroad; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad; and the New York, Ontario & Western Railroad.
The building was designed by New York City architects Allen H. Stem and Alfred Fellheimer who were known for their work on New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Union Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. [Read more…] about Utica’s Union Station Virtual Lecture Set For Sept 30
The Oneida County History Center (OCHC) has named Rebecca M. McLain as the new Executive Director.
McLain is the first woman to hold the position of Executive Director of the Center, which was founded in 1876. [Read more…] about Oneida History Center Names New Director, 1st Woman To Hold Position
The Oneida County History Center has announced a free virtual lunchtime lecture by Dr. Peter Van Cleave, looking at Adrian van der Kemp and his work translating the records of the New Netherland colony. [Read more…] about The Politics of Translating New Netherland Dutch Records
Oneida County History Center’s 2020 Historical Selfie Scavenger Hunt is now underway through August 31st.
This interactive event invites the public to explore local history and document their journey with a selfie at historic sites, monuments, and markers in Oneida County or Utica. [Read more…] about Oneida Co Historical Selfie Scavenger Hunt Underway
The Oneida County History Center will host a virtual talk by Lou Parrotta, the City of Utica Historian, on the history of baseball in the Mohawk Valley, and the local players who made it to the Major Leagues, set for Wednesday, August 12th. [Read more…] about Mohawk Valley Baseball History Virtual Talk