|OCHS CHANGING PUBLIC HOURS
ANNOUNCES NEW STRATEGIC INITIATIVES FOR 2013
In response to evolving visitation and public programming patterns, the Oneida County Historical Society will be changing its public hours as of Tuesday, January 22nd. Going forward the society will be open Monday through Friday, 10AM to 4PM, all year. It will be closed weekends other than for prior appointments or special events.
This change is one result of a strategic plan for 2013-14 which also includes:
According to OCHS director Brian Howard, all of these initiatives are under development and will be rolled out over the coming year. The society's signature fundraising events--the annual telethon and the Hall of Fame/Living Legends dinner--will continue. This year the telethon will be broadcast on Tuesday, April 16 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM on WUTR-TV.
Howard emphasized that this plan represents not so much a departure from traditional audiences, but an effort to appeal to a greater part of the community. The adoption of a 'community center' concept that accommodates heritage, culture, and current events, should enhance the society's relevance across the spectrum of this multicultural region.
The Oneida County Historical Society is a private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution and is dedicated to preserving history and promoting the culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley.