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June to September: October to May:
Mon.-Fri., 10AM to 4PM.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Tues.-Fri., 10AM to 4PM, Saturday, 10AM to 2PM
Closed Sunday and Monday.

Also open for occasional evening programs. Admission to the museum is free, though donations are welcome.

Our 5,000square foot museum area has multiple exhibits running concurrently. Events are open to the general public and are accessible to the physically challenged.

The Society's Research Library carries over 250,000 documents and books, tens of thousands of images (photographs, paintings, slides, drawings, etc.) and thousands of artifacts. Many are rare collection items that provide invaluable information for researchers. A $5.00 research fee is required for all non-members to begin any research undertaking.

Oneida County: An Illustrated History is available exclusively at the historical society bookstore and retails for $34.95 plus tax. This is the first new general county history book to be published since the county's 1998 bicentennial.  Oneida County: An Illustrated History spans over 140 pages and is filled with photographs, maps, and documents culled primarily from the historical society's archives.  These images surround a historic narrative drafted by prolific local authors Joan Klossner, Janice Reilly, Dennis Webster, City of Utica Historian Lou Parrotta, and Oneida County Historian Joseph P. Bottini.  leadership sponsors were the Matt Brewing Company, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica College, and Wilcor International, Inc.

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1608 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502-5425
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