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Masons GatheringUtica, N.Y. – Deep in the Oneida County History Center’s archives is a remarkable photo from the mid-1920s of a party at Hiram Lodge No. 18 Free & Accepted Masons. Fifty-three people from Utica’s African American community are dressed in their finest. In celebration of Black History Month, Deirdre Sinnott, writer, researcher, and author of The Third Mrs. Galway, will present the facts about the lives of those partygoers and their families.

oneida-county-tourismOneida County, NY - Oneida County Tourism, the official tourism promotion agency for Oneida County, NY, has announced the launch of a refreshed, digital version of the Heart of NY Beverage Trail, which highlights local wineries and breweries.

The mobile, interactive trail – which can be accessed on the Oneida County Tourism website – features 10 partners throughout the county. Those taking part in the year-long promotion are encouraged to responsibly visit participating locations to win an array of prizes, including a sticker, hat, T-shirt, and hoodie.

Oneida County History Center ValentineOpen Now through March 1, 2024

Utica, N.Y. – Paper, lace, gilt, and watercolor. Don’t miss these Victorian era and vintage valentines from the History Center collections. A large selection, including some from the Proctor family, will be displayed throughout February at the Oneida County History Center in this pop-up exhibit. What’s not to love about these seasonal favorites? The collection spans the 1880s through the 1930s and contains a sampling of the “Golden Age” of valentines.

We Are NYProject to Enhance Passenger Experience

Major Construction of New Interior Facilities Underway, Work to Begin This Spring on New Airport Canopy and Entrances

Modernization Project Awarded $32 Million From the Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition

Renderings Available Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of a major construction project to enhance the passenger experience and transform the Greater Binghamton Airport into a modern, state-of-the-art gateway for travelers living in and visiting the Southern Tier Region.

Five Families Band PhotoFriday, February 2nd, 7 p.m.

Utica, N.Y. – In honor of Black History Month, the Five Families Ensemble is hosting a musical event at the Oneida County History Center on Friday, February 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. The event will take attendees on a musical journey through local history, focusing on the Underground Railroad. Music will be arranged and composed by Rowe and will include premiere performances. The songs performed will highlight the struggles and triumphs of the people during that era.

oneida-county-tourismUtica, NY - Oneida County Tourism (OCT), the official destination marketing organization for Oneida County, NY, is excited to announce its relocation to two brand-new offices, enhancing visitor experience and accessibility. At the end of 2023, OCT bid farewell to the Exit 31 Welcome Center and relocated to the historic Union Station in Utica. Additionally, three staff members have moved into the County Office Building, also in Utica.

FUNTRAKUtica, N.Y. – The Frankfort United N-Trak (FUNTRAK) Model Railroad Club returns to the Oneida County History Center for its annual holiday exhibition. Come aboard and enjoy the club's model trains and talk rail history with fellow enthusiasts of all ages. The model trains will be displayed in the main gallery Wednesday, Dec. 27, through Saturday, Dec. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is family-friendly, accessible, and open to the public.

New Acquisitions GalleryCooperstown, New York — Fenimore Art Museum announced today that it has acquired eight major works of art including works by Eastman Johnson, William Merritt Chase, John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast, Joshua Johnson, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Acquisition of these works was generously funded by the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust.

2023 CCHS Holiday Open HouseNorwich, N.Y. – Experience the wonder of the season during the annual Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS), located at 45 Rexford St., Norwich.

“We look forward to hosting this beloved holiday tradition,” said Jessica Moquin, CCHS executive director. “Thanks to the continued generosity of Piaker & Lyons, this year’s festivities include a wide range of cultural, historic, and seasonal programming. The day features something for everyone!”…

PR - 2023 Author's DayNorwich, N.Y. – A free community celebration, sponsored by the SUNY Morrisville Human Services Institute in collaboration with the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS), will once again be hosted on Nov. 1. The festivities feature four guest author presentations and an evening reception to honor writers of the annual CCHS Journal.

During the guest author presentations, speakers will share about their writing process and what is involved in becoming a published author.

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