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Iroquois Indian MuseumIroquois Museum in Howes Cave presents “Identity/Identify” group exhibition on view through Nov. 28, 2021 

Howes Cave, NY--The Iroquois Museum announces its 2021 contemporary art exhibition, “Identity/Identify,” on view at the museum through Nov. 28, 2021.

The “Identity/Identify” exhibit presents artistic responses from across Iroquois country that speak to who is considered Haudenosaunee and what constitutes membership. The show explores how these definitions and designations determine access to tribal and federal resources, rights, residency options, and other components of cultural and community participation.

Jones Store RemsenUtica, N.Y. - The first settlers of the rugged wilderness that became the towns of Remsen and Steuben were hearty pioneers, Welsh immigrants, and a famous Revolutionary War hero. The untamed forest of Oneida County proved challenging, but not insurmountable for Remsen's first settlers. The Oneida County History Center is pleased to present author and journalist Megan Plete Postol, who will share the history and images of the area of Remsen, Steuben, and Hinkley in a virtual program on Wednesday May 12 at 6:30 PM.

Rail ExplorersCooperstown, NY (April 29, 2021) - Rail Explorers, featuring custom built pedal-powered rail bikes will begin operation of their fourth location, the new Cooperstown Division, on Saturday, May 29. The Rail Explorers Cooperstown Division features tours along the historic Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad which follows the beautiful Susquehanna River. Rail Explorers Cooperstown is hosted by the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad and is based in the restored Milford Depot in Milford, New York.

NYS Reimagine Rebuild RenewNew John S. Dyson New York Energy Zone Honors New York State's Role in Development of Electricity and Today's Focus on a Clean Energy Economy

Admission-Free Facility to Serve as Year-Round Tourist Destination,

Offer STEM Education to Area Youth  

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of a new 15,000-square-foot New York State museum of energy in Utica. Located next to the Utica Zoo, the newly constructed admission-free John S. Dyson New York Energy Zone, designed and financed by the New York Power Authority, is expected to open to the public May 10. The facility was dedicated today rounding out a number of events statewide this week recognizing Earth Day 2021.

Oneida County History CenterUtica, N.Y. – History is happening now in our community and across the world. History Makers salutes just a few of Utica’s African American citizens who belong in our history books. This exhibit features memorabilia from Oneida County’s first female African-American legislator Evon Ervin, Utica’s youngest council person Delvin Moody, and actor and internationally recognized prostate cancer awareness advocate Kevin Byrd.

Otsego County Digital Guide 2021 CoverCooperstown, N.Y. – Destination Marketing Corporation (DMC), the contracted Tourism Promotion Agent for Otsego County announces the 2021 Digital Lure Piece. This interactive flipbook serves as the County’s travel guide.  Due to funding constraints caused by COVID-19, the Tourism Marketing Committee opted to produce a digital guide for 2021. Approximately $25,000 of funding that would have otherwise been spent on printing and distributing a physical travel guide has been redirected to digital advertising.

Waterville Hop Pickers with Load of HopsScheduled for Wednesday, April 14, 6:30 PM

Utica, N.Y. – In the late 1800s Central New York grew eighty percent of the hops in the United States.  A number of factors brought a swift end to things about 1920, but that once great industry is striving to make a comeback. The Oneida County History Center will host Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz, who will discuss the rise and fall of the historic hop industry, and Chad Meigs, founder of The Bineyard hop farm in Cazenovia, who will share his adventures in modern hop farming on April 14, at 6:30 PM.

Detour: UticaScheduled for Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Detour Utica is an innovative new project focusing on the history of the Baggs Square area in downtown Utica.  The Oneida County History Center is pleased to host Ryan Miller and Geoff Storm, the project creators who will share insights on how the project was born, the research involved, and other details of its development. Join us virtually via Zoom and find out more about this engaging way to experience Utica history.

Cassandra MillerCSO also welcomes new board members and sets date for next Conversations with Beethoven virtual event

Oneonta, NY — The Catskill Symphony Orchestra announces that Cassandra Miller will serve as its new acting executive director. Miller has held leadership roles with nonprofit, arts, and community organizations in Oneonta and Baltimore/DC and began her position with the CSO this month.

“Cassandra’s enthusiasm, creativity, and strong track record of leadership—as well as her love of this community—convinced our board that she was the right person to step into the role of acting executive director,” CSO Board Chair Kellie Bean said.

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