Oneida County: An Illustrated History is available exclusively at the historical society bookstore and retails for $34.95 plus tax. This is the first new general county history book to be published since the county's 1998 bicentennial. Oneida County: An Illustrated History spans over 140 pages and is filled with photographs, maps, and documents culled primarily from the historical society's archives. These images surround a historic narrative drafted by prolific local authors Joan Klossner, Janice Reilly, Dennis Webster, City of Utica Historian Lou Parrotta, and Oneida County Historian Joseph P. Bottini. leadership sponsors were the Matt Brewing Company, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica College, and Wilcor International, Inc.
Saturday, May 16, 12 PM - "Farmin' it" in Oneida County - Prolific local history author Janice Reilly will present an in-depth and personalized history of farming and agriculture in Oneida County. Her program includes over 100 images in a Powerpoint presentation that covers multiple aspects of the agricultural industry in the region. Topics include some of Oneida County's 'century farms', modern facilities which milk over 500 cows daily, local canneries, farmer's markets, and different businesses connected to agriculture. Examples include Pohl Feedway, Louis Gale Feed, Sauquoit Valley Insurance, and Utica's Batchelor Seed Company. A profile of an Amish barn raising and their farming practices will also be profiled. Janice Reilly is a current Oneida County Historical Society trustee and volunteer. She grew up on a farm in New Hartford and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. She is the author of several area history books including The People of Washington Mills, Clayville, The Builders of New Hartford, The House at 22 Pinnacle, Veterans of the Valley, The Farms of New Hartford (2 volumes), and The Farms of Paris (2 volumes). She is a contributing writer for Mohawk Valley Living magazine and co-authored the new county history book Oneida County: An Illustrated History.
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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.