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Greater Oneonta Historical Society


An official Path Through History Site! The Greater Oneonta Historical Society, founded in 1939 as the Upper Susquehanna Historical Society, is a non-profit membership organization with a 17-member Board. As one of the largest local history groups in Central New York, GOHS works to preserve the heritage of the city and town of Oneonta, including its celebrated railroad past, baseball history, IBM, Hartwick College, SUNY Oneonta, Homer Folks Tuberculosis Hospital, and much more. GOHS' collections of thousands of items include photographs, postcards, portraits, clothing, ephemera, and other historical objects about life in the Upper Susquehanna region. These arts, artifacts, and archives are housed at GOHS' Oneonta History Center at 183 Main Street, in the oldest brick building in the Oneonta Downtown Historic District. The History Center also houses permanent and temporary local history exhibitions and displays, and resource library, and a gift shop. Admission is free. The History Center is open 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday and from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, as well as for special events or by prior arrangement.



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