Closed for Thanksgiving
November 24 & 25, 2022 

Research by appointment​: 
Call 315-735-3642​

Tuesday, December 27 through Thursday, December 29 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
FUNTRAK Train Display


The Frankfort United N-Trak (FUNTRAK) Model Railroad Club returns for its annual post-holiday exhibition. Come aboard and enjoy the club's model trains and talk rail history with fellow enthusiasts of all ages. The model trains will be displayed in the main gallery daily Tuesday through Thursday. This event is free and family-friendly.
Saturday, December 10, 2:00 p.m.
Holiday Traditions of the Mohawk Valley


Take a look back at the holiday and winter traditions of the Mohawk Valley. William Sawyer, a park ranger for over 30 years, will present songs and stories looking at historic holiday traditions of the 1700s and share how different cultures contributed to a shared version of the holiday.
The Westernville Tornado Documentary

On July 7, 2021, a devastating EF1 tornado with winds up to 105 miles per hour hit the small village of Westernville, New York. The storm ripped the steeple off the Presbyterian church, damaged homes, and destroyed hundreds of trees. Join the Oneida County History Center for an exclusive screening of this locally produced documentary that tells a gripping story of damage and healing.
The recovery from this hardship brought the residents together in unimaginable ways. OCHC volunteer Dennis Dewey produced the film in partnership with the Westernville Historical Society.  
Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m.
The Story of Mohawk Airlines 1945 – 1972


Local historian Jim Coulthart will discuss the history of central New York’s regional airline, from the early years as Robinson Airlines through to its demise in the early 1970s. First headquartered in Ithaca, NY Mohawk Airlines even operated from the Oneida County Airport, in Oriskany, NY. Topics covered include the evolution of the organization, key personalities, aircraft utilized, airline firsts, routes, and some air crash tragedies. 
Saturday, January 7, 2:00 p.m.
Frank Snell: Automobile Pioneer

Robert Taylor will present recent discoveries about the innovative motor car designed and built in 1900 by mechanic Frank Snell of Waterville, which is now in the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. Taylor, a Society of Automotive Historians member, specializes in automobiles built before 1930 and outside Michigan. 
Thursday, December 1, 7:00 p.m.
History of the Statehood of Bosnia and Herzegovina

​Join the History Center and the Bosnian American Community Association to honor Bosnian Statehood Day. Sandro Sehic Ph.D. will present the history of the Statehood of Bosnia and Herzegovina from medieval times to the recent war in Bosnia and discuss why so many Bosnians settled in the Utica area.
Saturday, January 21, 2:00 p.m
Historic Snowstorms of Central New York

Central New York, a region renowned as one of the snowiest in the world, has a long and stormy relationship with its winters. Every one of its communities has found itself buried in brutal snowstorms over the years. Author Jim Farfaglia' will share stories and photos from his new book Historic Snowstorms of Central New York, which covers 200 years of memorable storms. 

Upcoming Programs & Events


The programs below are free and open to all unless otherwise noted. Please direct any questions to preynolds@oneidacountyhistory.org or call  315-735-3642.

Research by appointment​: 
Call 315-735-3642​

​​​​​​​​​Oneida County History Center

Closed for Thanksgiving

November 24 & 25, 2022 

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

​​​​​​​​Oneida County History Center

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm