'Trails, Trains and Planes' Exhibit Installed at the Oneida County Public Market. The Oneida County Historical Society's new traveling exhibit, titled 'Trails, Trains and Planes: Mass Transit in the Mohawk Valley', is now on display at the Oneida County Public Market at Union Station in downtown Utica. It can be seen Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. during the Market season which runs through October 25. 'Trails, Trains and Planes' brings together models, images and artifacts that tell the story of how people have moved around the Mohawk Valley for over 200 years. Included in the exhibit are models of a Butterfield Overland Stagecoach, an Erie Canal packet boat, and a Mohawk Airlines 727. Pictures of New York Central Railroad activities, Utica's trolley system, and the buses that replaced trolleys after 1941 are also on display.
New Saturday Museum Hours Starting September 6, 2014 - The new Saturday hours for the Museum and Research Library are 10am to 2pm.
Friday, September 12, 6pm – A Distant Call book signing & talk by Lane Dolly. Based on the true-life story of Hattie Sheldon, this engaging story explores a young woman’s journey to find her calling in life.
Sat., September 13, 1pm – Utica Beer book signing & presentation by Dan Shumway. Dan Shumway's new book chronicles the development of Utica's rich brewing heritage from the early 19th century through the present day!
Wed., September 17, 11am-7pm – Visit our table at the Greater Utica Chamber Community Business Expo.
Tues., September 30, 10am – Volunteer Meeting
Monday–Friday: 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm. Closed Sunday. 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.