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OCHS Bookstore Returns to Sangertown in 2016

The Oneida County Historical Society is very pleased to announce that we will return to Sangertown Square Mall this coming holiday season! The society will operate our satellite bookstore November 25-27, 2016 and December 10-23, 2016. Our tables will be located in the Macy's wing in front of the fountain and will be staffed by volunteers, trustees, staff, and local history authors. Our hours of operation will be Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sundays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. A large selection of titles from our bookstore will be available for purchase. New titles this year include Women Belong in History Books Vol. 2, Around Remsen and Steuben (Images of America), Haunted Old Forge, and Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal. Additionally, local history puzzles featuring colorized scenes from Utica and Oneida County will be available. Join us for the Black Friday weekend or visit in December! We hope you can stop by!

BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND: NOVEMBER 25, 26, 27
DECEMBER 10-23, MONDAY-SATURDAY 10:00 AM-7:00 PM, SUNDAYS 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

 
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Saturday December 3 at 1:00 pm- Heaven on Earth? Women's Lives in the Oneida Community - The Oneida Community (1848-1880) was a 19th century religious utopian group that challenged many of the social practices and beliefs that predominated early nineteenth century American society. In particular, women's experiences in a community that practiced polyamory and communal child raising were vastly different than their mainstream counterparts. Molly Jessup, curator of education at the Oneida Community Mansion House, will explore the gendered experiences of Community women, and the significance of their lives to the women's rights movement.

Saturday December 10 at 1:00 pm- Christmas at Trinkaus Manor - Trinkaus Manor was a holiday destination for many in and around Oneida County for over 40 years. An annual Christmas display featuring over 750,000 lights drew thousands each year from 1949 until 1991. Judy Mallozzi and Dana Nimey-Olney of the Whitesboro Historical Society will discuss the history of Trinkaus Manor and the Christmas traditions. Join us to share memories, stories, music, and more.

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