​Oneida County History Center

Make Your Mark in History 

Membership is one of the most rewarding ways to experience Oneida County's past, present, and future.
Wednesday, September 20 at 5:30 PM-  Book Signing: Chenango Canal, The Million Dollar Ditch (Images of America) 

​Chenango Canal: The Million Dollar Ditch chronicles the story of a central New York State Canal and how it changed the region.  Join author Wade Allen Lallier as he discusses the canal’s history and impact on Oneida County. 

Wednesday, September 27 at 5:30 PM-  Zion Lutheran Church's 175 Years in Greater Utica

Jack Henke has been exploring the history of Utica's first Lutheran congregation for the past five years. In this illustrated lecture, he discusses research strategies and outlines the past of Zion Church, which directly reflects events in the histories of the Mohawk Valley and the country as a whole. Call ahead and reserve a pew.

Wednesday, October 4 at 5:00 PM- OCHC Hall of Fame Awards Banquet

Join the history center as we honor and induct the David and Carolyn Ellis Historical Hall of Fame and the Richard W. Cooper Living Legends classes of 2017.  The inductees are being recognized for their service as community leaders and for their efforts in furthering the region's industries, culture, and educational opportunities.  The dinner and awards ceremony will be held at the Hart's Hill Inn located at 135 Clinton St, Whitesboro.  Please see ticket information below under 'Save the Date'

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Hours of Operation
Exhibits, Bookstore, & Research Library
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m
Closed Saturday and Sunday
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The annual Historical Hall of Fame/Living Legends Awards Banquet is scheduled for Wednesday, October 5, 2017.  The event begins at 5:00 PM and will be held at Hart's Hill Inn.  Tickets should be purchased in advance by calling the history center at 315-735-3642.  Prices are $40 for current OCHC members, $55 for the general public, and $400 for tables of eight.  The honorees will be announced soon.