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Looking for things to do while the kids are on break? Come to OCHS! Monday-Friday 10-4 and Saturday 11-3 All activities are free and open to the general public.

ALL WEEK: Seymour the Squirrel Scavenger Hunt, Tuesday, April 15, 11AM-2PM Historic Games & Toys Activity Time Thursday, April 17, 11AM-2PM Historic Scrapbooking Activity Time

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Saturday, April 19 at 1:00PM
America's Songs: The Great American Songbook by Michael Lasser
April music programming continues with this talk and book signing. Hear how American popular music changed over the years and how the songs reflect American culture.

Thursday, May 1 at 6:00pm
Copperhead film screening and Q&A with screenwriter Bill Kauffman. Hosted by Dr. Frank Bergmann.
Copperhead is a film of the war at home – of a family ripped apart, of fathers set against sons and daughters, of a community driven to an appalling act of vengeance against a man who insists on exercising his right to free speech during wartime. Come view the film and stay for a Q&A with the screenwriter.

Saturday, May 17 at 1:00pm
**Exhibit Opening** Utica, 1914. The city celebrated Old Home Week and erected the Steuben statue. 3 deer were the first animals in the Utica Zoo. Utica Mutual Insurance Company and Union Station opened, and the cornerstone was laid for the First Church of Jesus Christ, Scientist. World War I began in Europe while the US commemorated the 50th anniversary of the last full year of the Civil War and the centennial of the end of the War of 1812. Come see the full story and the artifacts that help to tell it!

Monday–Friday: 10am – 4pm and Saturday 11am - 3pm. 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.

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