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The Oneida County Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of three new exhibits! All three exhibits are now on display in the society's main gallery! These exhibits were curated by summer interns Erin Burke (Colgate University), Ben Schrantz (SUNY Fredonia), and Katelyn Broat (Proctor High). Each exhibit features a unique look at a different aspect of our regional history. Come explore the past and learn something new to share with your friends! Learn more...

Monday, August 29, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Summer Tea on the Lawn. Join the Oneida County Historical Society for a Summer Tea on the Lawn! This year's event will feature cold beverages, finger foods, desserts, entertainment, door prizes and more! More details will be announced closer to the event. Tickets: $12/person, 2 for$20, or $75/table. All proceeds benefit the Oneida County Historical Society Tickets can be purchased at the society or reserved by phone or email. Contact: rmclain@oneidacountyhistory.org or (315) 735-3642

Monday, Sept. 19, 6:00 pm- Dr. David Gapp- Central NY State and "The Year Without a Summer" – a bicentennial view. Join the OCHS as we travel back in time to 1816, "The Year without a Summer." Dr. Gapp's multi-media presentation explores a summer of cold, drought, frost, and even snow caused by the 1815 eruption of Mt. Tambora. This volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa created a volcanic winter that settled over much of the northern hemisphere. Dr. Gapp will describe its world-wide effects with a focus on North America and on New York State. Come learn how central NY survived these severe conditions and commemorate the 200th anniversary of the "Year without a Summer."

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