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Oneida County History CenterScheduled for Thursday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Utica, N.Y. –Journey behind the scenes and explore the best-kept secrets hidden in storage at Oneida County History Center. These tours offer a rare and intimate peek into seldom-seen museum collections. Tickets are $10 for History Center members and $15 for non-members. Space is limited. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended.

Brewery OmmegangCelebrate tradition at the beloved beer, food, art, culture and music festival

Cooperstown, N.Y. (May 13, 2024) – Brewery Ommegang proudly announces its revival of the Belgium Comes to Cooperstown (BCTC) Festival this year, September 27 through September 29 in Cooperstown, New York. Ready to regain its title as one of America’s must-attend beer festivals, BCTC returns after a five-year hiatus with a new wave of beer, activities, food, art, culture, live music and more.

Dylan PortraitsNew exhibition: Bob Dylan Remastered: Drawings from the Road

May 25–September 15, 2024

Cooperstown, NY — A new exhibition at Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York celebrates another impressive aspect of music legend Bob Dylan’s creativity: his talents in visual art. Bob Dylan Remastered: Drawings from the Road features ninety-two unique, original signed works. The exhibition is on view May 25–September 15, 2024.

Marc Hom’s New ExhibitionMarc Hom’s retrospective exhibition at Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown includes a trove of masterfully achieved portraits featuring Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus, Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift, and many others

An outdoor portion of the exhibition features 28 eleven-foot-high studio portraits mounted on frames that rotate in the wind—overlooking Otsego Lake

Cooperstown, NY — Danish photographer Marc Hom is recognized for his iconic portraits of some of the most recognized faces in the world. Over his decades-long career, he has artistically captured the likeness of Hollywood and cultural elites such as Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus, Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift, King Frederik X of Denmark, and a seemingly endless list of notable names.

Ariel QuartetCooperstown, NY (May 1, 2024) - The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival is excited to inaugurate its 26th season with a special Mother's Day program featuring the acclaimed Ariel Quartet. The concert will take place on Sunday, May 12th at 4pm at Christ Episcopal Church in Cooperstown, NY. Renowned for their passionate performances and remarkable artistry, the Ariel Quartet will surely captivate the Cooperstown audience with a program featuring Ravel's evocative String Quartet and Schumann's masterful String Quartet No. 3. Attendees will also indulge in classic French madeleine cookies, adding sweetness to the occasion.

146 Volunteers ReenactorsScheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 2:00 pm

Utica, N.Y. -- May 2024 marks the 160th anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness. The casualties were high with almost half of the enlisted men and officers becoming casualties. The 146th New York Volunteers from Oneida County had several soldiers among the injured and captured. This program by Michael Fisher will share the personal stories of these men and emphasize the terrible consequences of this deadly Civil War battle.

Sip and Paint May 2023Scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00  pm

Utica, N.Y. - Oneida County History Center is bringing back its popular sip & paint for Mother’s Day weekend. Participants will paint a landscape featuring the picturesque and historic Verona Beach lighthouse from Oneida Lake. Tickets are $45 for non-members and $35 for History Center members and include all art materials, one beverage ticket, and light snacks.

Press Release - 2024 History Where You EatSherburne, N.Y. – The Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS), the Save The Sherburne Inn Restoration Project (SSIRP), and Kandi’s Kitchen food truck are partnering for the second annual “History Where You Eat” – Chenango County edition. With regional origins in Madison County, this dynamic program allows participants the opportunity to discover a bit of local history while enjoying menu items unique to Central New York.

Iroquois Museum - New Education RoomHowes Cave, N.Y. - The Iroquois Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the new Nicholas J. Juried Education Room on April 4 the day the Museum opens for its 43rd season. This is the first expansion at the museum building since its opening in 1992. Philanthropist Nick Juried awarded the Iroquois Museum the monies to enclose its rear porch to create this new 560-square-foot space. …

IIHF+Poster+DesignOneida County, NY - Oneida County Tourism (OCT), the official tourism promotion agency for Oneida County, NY, has announced the launch of the brand-new Discover Utica Trail, a digital trail which highlights local businesses in Utica with a focus on restaurants, coffee shops, nightlife, and attractions.

The mobile, interactive trail – which can be accessed on the Oneida County Tourism website – features over 100 businesses throughout the city of Utica. Anyone can sign up on the OCT website and follow the prompts to enter their phone number and email address. The trail is a free, mobile-optimized web application.

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