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'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.

Thurs., August 7, 6:00 p.m. – Performance of the Utica Maennerchor choir in honor of the Baron von Steuben statue’s 100th birthday.

Wed., August 20, 9am – Sidewalk Chalk Murals.  OCHS volunteers will illustrate the history of Oneida County on the sidewalk in front of the building!  Stop by to help color or just enjoy the colorful history under our feet.  (Rain Date August 23!)

Tues., August 26, 11am – Summer Luncheon. Bring a dish to pass and enjoy a meal with staff, trustees, volunteers, and friends of OCHS.

Sat., August 30, 1pm 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.

Mon., September 1pm - Labor Day, OCHS is OPEN. Wrap up your summer with a visit to your favorite Historical Society!  At 1pm, the Union Station Coloring Contest concludes and the winner will be drawn and announced.

Friday, September 12, 6pm A Distant Call book signing & talk by Lane Dolly.  Based on the true-life story of Hattie Sheldon, this engaging story explores a young woman’s journey to find her calling in life.

Sat., September 13, 1pm Utica Beer book signing & presentation by Dan Shumway.  Dan Shumway's new book chronicles the development of Utica's rich brewing heritage from the early 19th century through the present day!

Wed., September 17, 11am-7pm – Visit our table at the Greater Utica Chamber Community Business Expo.

Tues., September 30, 10am – Volunteer Meeting

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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