Jan. 22 1:00 PM.     
A Wild Idea: The Story of the Adirondack Park: Talk and book signing


New York’s Adirondack Park is bigger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Grand Canyon, and Great Smokies National Parks combined.  It also might be the world’s best protected wilderness, even though 85 million people live within a day’s drive. How did that happen? Author Brad Edmonson will share his recent book on the development the Adirondack Park and excerpts of the recent movie.  
Join us in person at the history center or via zoom. Those attending virtually should register in advance using clicking HERE.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.
Saturday, November 13 & 20  at 11:00 AM​​​
Story Hour


In partnership with Utica Public Library, the OCHC will be hosting a history themed Story Hour on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays each month this fall.  Each story will include a hands-on make and take activity.   November: Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with books from the Oneida Indian Nation. 
Dec. 18 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Hummingbirds Holiday Concert & Book Giveaway

Join the Hummingbirds and the History Center to celebrate the holidays and our region. This free, family-friendly event will include Christmas songs by the Hummingbirds, story time, snacks, and book giveaway. In person only.


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December 11 at 1:00 PM
History Show and Tell: Holidays and Memories of Old Utica 
 
Come share your story and the stage with host Joe Kelly and special guest Frank Tomaino. Bring an old photograph, a personal artifact, or other memorabilia. Community members are invited 'show & tell' or just listen. Free and open to all ages!  In person only. 

Upcoming Programs & Events


The programs below are free and open to all. Please direct any questions to preynolds@oneidacountyhistory.org, or call the OCHC at 315-735-3642
Jan. 15 1:00 PM.     
Eight Foot Drifts!: Snowplowing in Oneida County in the 1930's & 40's


​Ernest Portner will share his father’s home movies of Linn Tractors and snow plowing in the great winter storm of 1947.


Join us in person at the history center or via zoom. Those attending virtually should register in advance using clicking HERE.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.
December 8th at 6:30 PM
1914: A World War Stops for Christmas- Joe Schmidt

The Christmas Truce occurred on and around Christmas Day 1914, when the sounds of rifles firing and shells exploding faded in a number of places along the Western Front during World War I in favor of holiday celebrations. During the unofficial ceasefire, soldiers on both sides of the conflict emerged from the trenches and shared gestures of goodwill.

Join us in person at the history center or via zoom. Those attending virtually should register in advance using clicking HERE.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.
December 4th at 1:00 PM
The New York Lunatic Asylum at Utica:
A History of Old Main with Dennis Webster


Author Dennis Webster will discuss the new edition of his book "Old Main" also known as the Utica Lunatic Asylum.

Join us in person at the history center or via zoom. Those attending virtually should register in advance using clicking HERE.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

​​​​Oneida County History Center

Jan. 8 1:00 PM.     
Charles Finney & George Gale: the Westerville Connection


Steve Smits of the Westerville Historical Society will share his research on the lives and work of two prominent theologians and educators with strong ties to the Second Great Awakening and the abolition movement in Oneida County.
Join us in person at the history center or via zoom. Those attending virtually should register in advance using clicking HERE.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.
Dec. 28-31 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Model Railroad Display with FunTrak


The Frankfort United N-Trak Model Railroad Club is set to hold their annual post-holiday exhibition. Come enjoy the club’s model trains and talk rail history with fellow enthusiasts of all age.  In person only.

​Recent Programs

from the Oneida County History Center