Naming Sponsor
Bank of Utica

Platinum Sponsors ($2,000+)
Adirondack Financial Services; DBJ Wealth Management; Chris & Virginia Kelly; Oneida Indian Nation Foundation, Oneida County History Center Board of Directors

Gold Sponsors ($1,000+)
The John Brown Team at Coldwell Banker Faith Properties; Caruso McLean & Co. Inc.; Greg & Denyse Evans; The Goldmine Jewelers; Coleman Harding; Anonymous; Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig

Silver Sponsors ($500+)
Mary Briggs-Beha; Dennis & Susan Dewey; F.X. Matt Brewing, Co., Greater Utica Magazine; Jay-K Lumber; MARCH Associates; New Hartford Eye Associates; Drs. Cynthia Parlato & Doug Hurd; Dick Williams; UFA Alumni Association 

Bronze Sponsors ($250+)
Janice Collier; Mark Diorio Photography; Carl & Andria Dziekan, GPO Federal Credit Union; Highlander Communications; Hilton & Powers, Cpa's P.C., Leigh Baldwin & Co; Northern Safety & Industrial; Oneida Chapter NSDAR; Nancy Robinson & C Lewis Tomaselli; The Roman Agency LLC; Joe Silberlicht & Sandy Fenske; Pat Sherman; Elizabeth & Richard Tantillo

In-Kind Sponsors
WUTR; Daily Sentinel; Lafa Mediterranean by Zeina's; Northland Communications; Oneida County Tourism; Utica Coffee Roasting Company

It is time to submit your nomination for the Historical Hall of Fame & Living Legend Awards! Past inductees are leaders, pioneers, inventors, educators, and history makers. To submit your nomination: complete a nomination form, available on, and write a brief bio of your nominee that describes their accomplishments and contributions to Oneida County and the Mohawk Valley. Nominations must be received in writing by Tuesday, June 20 to be considered for the class of 2023.

Email: Please use the subject line “HOF/LL, nominee’s last name”.

Mail: Oneida County History Center
Attn: Hall of Fame Committee
1608 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502

2023 Telethon Raises $40,000!

Seeking nominations for 2023

The 18th Annual Oneida County History Center Telethon presented by Bank of Utica surpassed its goal and raised $40,240 to protect and preserve Oneida County history! Community support has an incredible impact because the History Center is largely funded by private sources and relies on donations and membership as a primary source of income. Thank you to everyone who joined, renewed, donated, or tuned in and helped make the evening a success.

The event was broadcast live on WUTR-TV and from the History Center’s main gallery on May 17, 2023. More than a dozen behind-the-scenes volunteers, 15 phone bank volunteers, and the WUTR crew made both the event and broadcast smooth. Hosts Joe Kelly, Rebecca McLain, and Shelby Pay welcomed special guests throughout the evening including local public officials, community leaders, partners, and volunteers that all share a passion for and commitment to local history. The event also featured artifacts from the History Center collection and vignettes about Historical Hall of Fame members.

The first 40 callers who pledged $50 or more were eligible to receive a limited-edition, surprise gift, which was a cooler bag that was revealed during the broadcast. Thanks to Oneida County Tourism for sponsoring this special giveaway.

Pledges received during the telethon are vital to the success of our organization. Membership and donations sustain its annual operating budget and directly support numerous mission-driven initiatives. History Center staff and Board of Directors would like to extend a special thanks to the Naming, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Star sponsors.


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Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Closed Monday, May 29, 2023

Closed Monday, May 29, 2023

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Research by Appointment