'Trails, Trains and Planes' Exhibit Installed at the Oneida County Public Market. The Oneida County Historical Society's new traveling exhibit, titled 'Trails, Trains and Planes: Mass Transit in the Mohawk Valley', is now on display at the Oneida County Public Market at Union Station in downtown Utica. It can be seen Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. during the Market season which runs through October 25. 'Trails, Trains and Planes' brings together models, images and artifacts that tell the story of how people have moved around the Mohawk Valley for over 200 years. Included in the exhibit are models of a Butterfield Overland Stagecoach, an Erie Canal packet boat, and a Mohawk Airlines 727. Pictures of New York Central Railroad activities, Utica's trolley system, and the buses that replaced trolleys after 1941 are also on display.
July 29, 10 a.m. – Volunteer Meeting. Always a pleasure to see you.
August 16, 1 p.m. – Haunted Utica book signing & presentation. Meet co-authors Bernadette Peck and Dennis Webster as they discuss their new History Press book, "Haunted Utica." Hear about their research into allegedly haunted buildings and sites in and around the city.
August 26, 11 .a.m – Summer Luncheon. Bring a dish to pass and enjoy a meal with staff, trustees, volunteers, and friends of OCHS.
September 1 - Labor Day, OCHS is OPEN. Wrap up your summer with a visit to your favorite Historical Society!
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.