Membership is one of the most rewarding ways to experience Oneida County's past, present, and future.
Saturday, March 25 at 1:00 PM- ‘The Very Greatest Victory:’  Women’s Suffrage in New York State
Celebrate Women’s History Month with Susan Goodier, Ph.D.  SUNY Oneonta’s Dr. Goodier will discuss her upcoming book on the New York State Women’s Suffrage Movement.  This event is FREE.



Saturday, April 1, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM- Historic Preservation Discussion for Home/Business Owners with Randy Crawford.  ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Preservation architect Randy Crawford of Crawford & Stearns in Syracuse will be on hand to consult with local home and business owners who want to ask advice and direction with repairs or improvements they might be considering . Whether it is windows, siding, a failing porch, or possibly foundation problems, he’ll be glad to discuss your concerns and offer advice.  We’re asking that interested parties register in advance for this two hour event by contacting Community Outreach Coordinator, Rebecca McLain, by phone 1-315-735-3642 or by email at rmclain@oneidacountyhistory.org .



Saturday, April 1 at 1:00 pm- Sacred Places and Their Dramatic Influence on Reform and Spirituality in NYS
Author Madis Senner will discuss his book Sacred Sites in North Star Country and our region’s unique history that helped shape the world.  Upstate NY was the birthplace of the Women's Movement and American Democracy, home to America's Second Great Awakening, and was called the Burned-Over District for its spiritual wildfires, and America's Psychic Highway.  There is something unique to land that fosters transformation.  Come learn about why place matters and the places to tap into this connection.  Senner will be available to sign copies of Sacred Sites after his presentation.



Wednesday, April 12, 6:30-8:30 PM- 12th Annual OCHC Telethon broadcast live on WUTR
Call 1-315-735-3642 to pledge your support during our 12th annual Telethon.  Watch the telethon live on WUTR (ABC).


Saturday, April 15 at 1:00 PM- Book Signing: Murder of a Herkimer County Teacher
Come hear the historic details on one of the most influential murder trials in the history of New York State.  The murder of 21-year old school teacher Lida Beecher by the hands of her former student shook the small town of Poland, NY in 1914.  Author Dennis Webster utilizes unprecedented access to court documents to reveal details of this sensational crime never before made known to the public. 



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​Name Change - On January 1, 2017 the Oneida County Historical Society became the Oneida County HISTORY CENTER. The OCHC's new DBA reflects our goals of being inclusive and relevant in the 21st century. Our name has changed, but our mission hasn't - to preserve the past as a source of information and enlightenment for those who are living today, and for our descendants. The Oneida County History Center will continue to operate a research library, exhibit gallery, bookstore, and host educational and public programming.

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Exhibits, Bookstore, & Research Library Operating Hours:
Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.
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