'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.
TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR OCHS HALL OF FAME/LIVING LEGENDS AWARDS, OCT. 9 - The Oneida County Historical Society is welcoming ticket orders to its Dr. David and Carolyn Ellis Historical Hall of Fame/Richard W. Couper Living Legends awards banquet, taking place on Thursday, October 9 at the Radisson in downtown Utica. Tickets are $40 for society members and $55 for the general public; tables of eight are available for $400. Tickets can be purchased by contacting executive director Brian Howard at 315-735-3642.
Monday–Friday: 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm. 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.