​Oneida County History Center

Downtown at its Best
Rediscover the golden age of downtown Utica. The streets were lined with wall to wall department stores, theaters, restaurants, and much more. Come relive your fondest memories.
Mohawk Airlines: A Retrospective
Glimpse into the history of Oneida County's own regional airline. This exhibit offers a local and national perspective examining achievements, events, and social issues.
Our objective is to have you experience history. Volunteers, town historians, interns, and community organizations help to bring you a piece of history with a local perspective.  Our 5,000 square foot gallery has multiple exhibits running concurrently. Admission is free and open to the general public; however, donations are strongly encouraged (suggested donation $3.00/person). 
HERstory celebrates 130 years of YWCA Mohawk Valley history in vintage photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts.  On display in celebration of Women's History Month, March 5-31, 2019.

Also on Display

Remembering Pearl Harbor
Showcases items from the career of U.S. Navy sailor Gerald James 'Bob' Magee of Utica, who was killed aboard the U.S.S. Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Items of national historical significance include a rare U.S.S. Arizona cruise book, photographs, certificates, and multiple service medals.  

The Oneida County Historical Society: Bringing the World Back Home for 140 Years
Come discover the earliest days of the center! This exhibit features the center's oldest and most unique artifacts, some dating back to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. 
World War I Centennial: Oneida County and New York in the Great War 
This exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the first World War by focusing on the American experience and local history of the war.  


New to the gallery!