​Oneida County History Center

Make Your Mark in History 

Membership is one of the most rewarding ways to experience Oneida County's past, present, and future.
Saturday, February 25 at 1:00 PM Adirondack French Louie - "French Louie," born Louis Seymour, is a well-known character in Adirondack folklore. Louie, an eccentric hermit who resided in the wilderness of the West Canada Lakes region during the late 1800s and early 1900s, spent most of his life as a guide, trapper, and woodsmen, and only came to town once or twice a year. Regional historian Peter Hemmerich will discuss Louie's life and travels.


Saturday, March 11 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Irish Tea Fundraiser - Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Oneida County History Center!  Join us for our 2nd annual Irish Tea featuring hot beverages, finger foods, desserts, entertainment, door prizes, and more. Tickets: $12/person, 2 for $20, or $75/table.  All proceeds benefit the Oneida County History Center.  Tickets can be purchased at the history center or by phone (315)735-3642.  This event is co-sponsored by the Anchor Light Inn, and Anchor Heating (Utica).


Saturday, March 18 at 1:00 PM- Vietnam Reflections: The Untold Story of the Holley Boys - From the author of The Psychic Highway: How the Erie Canal Changed America; and other titles, comes Vietnam Reflections:  Michael T. Keene’s pioneering new book explores for the first time the Vietnam War’s impact on the American home front. Keene delves into the lives of eight ‘boys’ from a rural farming community in upstate New York who fought and died in Vietnam.  Keene will be available to sign copies of this and other titles after his presentation.

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Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Welcome to the Oneida County History Center where Oneida County's rich history is yours to discover, explore, and enjoy
​Name Change - On January 1, 2017 the Oneida County Historical Society became the Oneida County HISTORY CENTER. The OCHC's new DBA reflects our goals of being inclusive and relevant in the 21st century. Our name has changed, but our mission hasn't - to preserve the past as a source of information and enlightenment for those who are living today, and for our descendants. The Oneida County History Center will continue to operate a research library, exhibit gallery, bookstore, and host educational and public programming.