Saturday, February 7 at 1:00PM - Songs of New York State - Traveling musician Dave Ruch presents the history of New York State through a repertoire of songs written during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Brought to you c/o the New York Council for the Humanities. Dave Ruch is a dedicated performer, interpreter and collector of traditional American and New York State folk songs whose music has been featured on American Public Media and on stages across North America and the United Kingdom. In his very special concert programs for adults, Dave presents, and tells the stories behind, the songs of real people from days gone by - - farmers, lumbermen, children, immigrants, native americans, canallers, hops pickers, lake sailors and more - - songs from the people who settled and built our region, and our country. Dave is also a strong instrumentalist who was for many years a highly sought-after instructor of guitar and mandolin in the Buffalo NY area. He has taught hundreds of beginning through advanced music students, and has performed with numerous nationally- and internationally-known folk, rock and bluegrass artists.
Saturday, February 21, 1:00PM - A Look at Stamp Collecting - Philatilist William Arthur shares his 40+ years of stamp collecting experience through this special slide presentation, which complements a new Utica Stamp Club exhibit at the society.
Saturday, March 14 at 1PM - Up in the Air with Marolyn Oneida County 'Living Legend' Marolyn Wilson (Class of 2007) recounts tales of her flying career in and around the greater Mohawk Valley.
Saturday, March 21, 1:00PM Linn Logging Tractors: A History Longtime North Country lumberman Earnest Portner delves into the history of the Linn Tractor, which was manufactured in Morris (NY) and was a common sight around Adirondack logging operations during the 20th century.
Saturday, April 11, 1:00PM In Concert: Fiddle-Dee Divas and Dudes This Remsen string group is made up of middle and high school students whose musical talent on the violin/fiddle is sure to entertain the audience!
Saturday, April 25, 1:00PM Preserving Your Historical Treasures- A Simple Guide to Safely Storing and Handling Letters, Photographs, and Works on Paper Paper conservator Moya Dumville of Westlake Conservators (Skaneateles) describes the basics of preservation for paper-based materials.
Saturday, May 2, 1:00PM Native American & Pioneer Sites of New York State Author Lorna Czarnota identifies and describes significant historical sites around upstate New York, particular to the Colonial period in America.