Hours of Operation:

Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Research by Appointment

Research Library Closed Sept. 19-22 

Tuesday, October 10, 7:00 p.m. The Tuesday Night Big Band Concert

The walls of the Oneida County History Center's gallery will echo with the drums, trombones, and sax performed live by the Tuesday Night Big Band. This fourteen-piece group plays popular big band music of the 30s and 40s, from bands led by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and many others. Dancing is encouraged.
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Saturday, November 11, 1:00 p.m.   Haudenosaunee Storytelling and Corn Husk Doll Workshop

Join Jessica Farmer, cultural programs coordinator at the Shako:wi Cultural Center, for Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) storytelling and to make your own cornhusk doll. Oral traditions and legends have been passed from generation to generation, teaching communities how to live, act, and care for one another and manage during unpredictable seasons. To this day, the Haudenosaunee people do not put faces on their corn husk dolls. Come to the History Center and learn why.

Saturday, October 14 at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Like most museums, the History Center has more artifacts than can be displayed in its exhibit gallery. Journey behind the scenes and explore the best-kept secrets hidden in storage.  These tours offer a rare and intimate peek into seldom-seen museum collections. Tours are $7 for History Center members and $12 for non-members. Space is limited. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.

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Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. - Haunted Central NY: Author Talk & Book Signing

The Ghost Seekers of CNY celebrate the release of their new book Haunted Central New York. Come and hear stories of the spookiest places in CNY. This is a culmination of a decade of ghost hunting in the most haunted and historic buildings in our region.

Saturday, November 4, 2:00 p.m.,  Front Page Memories: Stories from the Pressroom

This panel discussion features journalists Frank Tomaino, Joe Kelly, Dave Dudajek, and (Pam Sperbeck). These newspaper veterans will share their personal experiences about working in the industry, including stories of reporting from the front lines and the obstacles affecting local journalism. Learn how the business has changed over the past decades, and visit our new exhibit about the Saturday Globe to discover Utica’s newspaper history from 1888 to the present.

Saturday, October 7, 2:00 p.m. Castorland Connections 
with Patrick Reynolds of the Oneida County History Center

Castorland Connections will discuss an important artifact from the History Center collection. The plan for the estate of Baron von Steuben was drawn by an almost-forgotten French architect in 1794. This drawing is a rare and important example of landscape planning in early American history. This illustrated presentation discusses how the drawing originated. It takes place soon after the American Revolution in the rural part of northern Oneida County. The story involves hard work and suffering, villains, heroes, and heartbreak, not to mention Baron Steuben and beavers. A spiderweb of connections to Whitesboro, Fort Schuyler, Rome, Remsen, and Boonville will be covered.

Upcoming Programs & Events

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

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Research by Appointment

​​Research Library Closed Sept. 19-22