The Rome Historical Society (RHS) has released The British Lines, a digital tour reviewing the movement of British troops during the Siege of Fort Stanwix in 1777. [Read more…] about Video Tour Tracks British Troops at Fort Stanwix in 1777
A sculpture of Brigadier General Peter Gansevoort stands in a city park named in his honor at Rome, Oneida County, NY. This bronze, dedicated November 8, 1906, was created by Emilio F. Piatti. It presents the General in dress uniform grasping his sword and holding what is perhaps one of the most impactful tools (or weapons) ever devised – an accurate map. [Read more…] about General Peter Gansevoort’s Map
On this episode of The Historians Podcast, Oneida County historian Joseph Bottini remembers the Trinkaus family and Trinkaus Manor, a destination restaurant with an elaborate Christmas display in Oriskany. Some of the Christmas lights can be seen during the holidays in Rome, NY. [Read more…] about Remembering Oriskany’s Trinkaus Manor
DEC’s nine cold water fish hatcheries collectively produce over 6.4 million fish annually. Unfortunately, a significant number of these trout and salmon are lost to a variety of predators in search of a “free meal.”
One predator that causes most fish losses is the great blue heron. At the Caledonia Hatchery it’s not uncommon to have upwards of 40 great blue herons surrounding the ponds during the spring. [Read more…] about Fish Hatcheries Battle Herons
The Rome Historical Society (RHS) is set to host to a panel discussion presented by Rome’s Afro-American Heritage Association (AAHA) on Wednesday, February 26th.
The topic of this discussion will be African Americans and the Vote which is the Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s (ASALH) 2020 African American History Month theme. [Read more…] about African American Voting Rights History Panel Set
The new book Rome Memories, A Photographic History of the Early Years (Rome Daily Sentinel, 2019) offers a glimpse into life in Rome, NY from the mid 1800s through the 1930s.
Rome Memories is a compilation of scanned images obtained from the public, and the collections of the Rome Historical Society and Oneida County History Center. [Read more…] about Rome Memories Photo Collection Highlights
The Rome Historical Society Annual Dinner has been set for Saturday, November 9th at the Delta Lake Inn, 8524 Fish Hatchery Road in Rome, NY. Cocktail hour begins at 6 pm, with the Dinner and Program beginning at 7 pm.
At this year’s dinner the Society will award the Medal of the Order of 1777 to Peter Leonard. The Medal of the Order of 1777 is the Society’s highest award and given annually to the person who “in conduct of life and effort, exemplifies the highest charter purposes of the Society, the finest virtues of citizenship and the ever-reliant qualities of the true patriot. This person is as worthy as the unconquered defenders of Fort Stanwix were in their time and circumstances.” [Read more…] about Peter Leonard Being Feted At Rome Historical’s Annual Dinner
What follows is a message sent to the media by Arthur L. Simmons III, Executive Director of the Rome Historical Society regarding construction at the site of Fort Bull.
Fort Bull was one of several British forts that secured the portage between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek. In 1756, French troops, supported by allied Native Americans, marched overland from Fort La Presentation (present day Ogdensburg) and attacked the British fort on the Oneida Carry. The French destroyed Fort Bull and killed or captured nearly 60 of the British garrison. [Read more…] about Rome Historical Raises Concerns Over Fort Bull Construction Project
The Rome Historical Society’s auditorium Archaeologists from Binghamton University’s Public Archaeology Facility (PAF) are set to present the interim results of their archaeological investigations of Fort Bull on Saturday, September 28 at 11 am.
As part of Archaeology Day at Fort Stanwix National Monument, PAF archaeologist Brian Grills, will give a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation on the ongoing archaeological research at the Society’s Fort Bull site. Following the presentation, the audience will be invited to see some of the latest archaeological finds which have been recently recovered from the battlefield. [Read more…] about Fort Bull Archaeological Survey Interim Results Presentation
Jesse Williams, a successful farmer and cheese maker in Rome, believed that farmers could maximize their profits by working together as cooperative dairies. He started a cheese factory in the n 1851 just north of Rome, NY and helped revolutionize the modern cheese industry locally and across the nation. [Read more…] about Jesse Williams’ Early Cheese Factory in Rome, NY