​Oneida County History Center

  • a research library
  • a 5,000 sq. ft. exhibit area 
  • weekly programs featuring guest artists, authors, and historians
  • and a bookstore

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The Oneida County History Center was founded in 1876 and has served since that time to collect, preserve and make accessible the past heritage of Oneida County and the upper Mohawk River Valley. 

From the Battlefield at Oriskany to the Boilermaker Road Race of today, from the Native Americans who first called this land home to the farmers and Patriots who shaped local and national destinies, Oneida County has a remarkable history - filled with important events and fascinating figures.  We continue to make history every day. 
The History Center cares for a growing collection of 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.

The HIstory Center accepts donations for our collections that support our mission of preserving Oneida County history, heritage, and culture.  Please view or download our donation policy form for more information.

Our Heritage