History center's response to covid-19

March 31, 2020

The Oneida County History Center will be closed to the public until April 15, 2020. The Board and Staff are following recommendations from local government agencies, the CDC and health authorities with the intention of eliminating risk of exposure to our volunteers, members and visitors.  The staff will be available by email during the closure.

What does public closure mean?


The History Center research library and exhibition gallery are closed to the general public.


The History Center presentations previously scheduled for Saturdays, April 4, April 11, and April 25 are postponed. We hope to reschedule as soon as possible.  Presentations scheduled in May and June will remain on the calendar until further notice.


The 15th Annual OCHC Telethon on March 25th will be rescheduled with the assistance of WUTR and our sponsors. 

History Center Services:


Research requests are still being accepted and reviewed. The staff has access to digital catalogues, finding aids, and collections. On-site research of physical sources will be handled when volunteer operations resume.

Please take advantage of our e-bookstore with a wide variety of books, puzzles and more.


Scheduling of future history events, tours and organizational meetings can be tentatively planned.


The staff will be available to respond to your inquiries as needed and as possible

History Center Recommendations:

Document this historic moment by keeping a personal journal or sharing your story with the History Center through Quarantined in the Time of Corona: Oneida County Experiences during COVID-19.

Please follow the History Center on our Facebook page, website and other social media.  We will be regularly updating the History Center events and news!  If our closure is extended, we will communicate through these outlets.

It is not too late to renew your membership or make a gift toward our annual telethon.  Our mission of preserving history and providing local history education continues with your generosity. 

We encourage everyone to follow the CDC suggestions to avoid large groups, wash your hands frequently, maintain a high level of cleanliness, avoid needless travel, eat well and exercise at home.

We suggest you read a good history book.  We wish continued health for all.

Thank you,
The Oneida County History Center Staff and Board

​Oneida County History Center