​Oneida County History Center

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Saturday, October 6 at 1:00 pm - Adirondack Mysteries, Volume 3 Book Signing

Saturday, October 13 at 1:00 pm - Golden Spirit, Golden Book: How Utica aided Poland in World War I

Saturday, October 20 at 1:00 pm - Our Italian Heritage in the Mohawk Valley with special guest Frank Tomaino

Saturday, October 27 at 1:00 pm - Ethnicity, Alliance, Family and War: Scots-Irish Immigration and Defense of the New York Frontier, 1740 to 1778


Saturday, November 11 at 1:00 pm- Veteran's Day History Show & Tell hosted by Joe Kelly


Saturday, November 17 at 1:00 pm- Never in Finer Company: The Story of New York's Doughboys in the Great War


Wednesday- November 28 at 5:00 pm-  SUNY Poly HIS 375 Presentations 


Saturday, December 1 at 10:30 am- SUNY Poly HIS 375 Presentations

Saturday, December 1 at 1:00 pm- Who are the Daughters of the American Revolution and what do they do?

​Saturday, December 8 at 1:00 pm- The Walesville Jet Crash of 1954

2018 Telethon Sponsors

Save the date! Ochc Satellite Bookstore! 


Black Friday Weekend
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 
November 23-25


December 2018
Monday through Sunday
December 8-23

Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Sundays 10:00 am– 6:00 pm

George Abel Named 2018 Volunteer of the year!

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Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturdays 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

The Oneida County History Center has named George Abel 2018 Volunteer of the Year.  Volunteers, such as George, are vital to the daily operation and long-term care of the History Center.  This honor was announced during the annual Hall of Fame and Living Legends Awards Banquet on October 3, 2018.  George was chosen by his co-volunteers, History Center staff, and the Board of Trustees.  

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The Oneida County Historical Hall of Fame, begun in 1946, has named five individuals to its 2018 Historical Hall of Fame inductee class: Rear Admiral Samuel Livingston Breese, Utica Public Library Director Alice Cynthia Dodge, educator Anthony Schepsis, Clinton Hockey trailblazer Edward Stanley, and Utica sports editor and enthusiast Len Wilbur.  The Hall of Famers were inducted alongside the 2018 Richard W. Couper ‘Living Legends’ class: Oneida County Historian Joseph P. Bottini, US Navy veteran and community advocate Edward Jackson, Reverend Joseph A. Salerno, and animal rights activist Anita Vitullo.  All inductees were honored at the History Center's annual Historical Hall of Fame/Living Legends Awards Banquet at the Hart's Hill Inn on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. 
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2018 Historical Hall of Fame & Living Legends inductees