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Presentation at Oneida County Historical SocietyScots-Irish Immigration and Defense of the New York Frontier, 1740 to 1778

Scheduled for Saturday, October 27 at 1:00 pm

Utica, N.Y. – Join independent historian Terry McMaster to explore settlement and development along colonial New York’s western frontier.  This presentation is enhanced with maps and illustrations from 18th century sources demonstrating the migration and settlement of culturally and ethnically diverse peoples including Scots-Irish settlers in frontier villages such as Cherry Valley, Unadilla and Onaquaga and early 18th century Native American settlements. This program takes place in the History Center's main gallery on Saturday, October 27, 2018 starting at 1:00 PM.

Terry McMaster is an independent historian whose research focuses on the American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley and on the settlement patterns, family connections, and border warfare along colonial New York’s western frontier in the 18th century.  He has presented his research at Fort Plain Museum’s “American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley” conference, Hyde Hall,  and m

Joseph Lin- photo by Koichi MiuraCooperstown, N.Y. – Violinist Joseph Lin will lead the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Chamber Ensemble in a performance of four of Bach’s Brandenburg concertos at 7:30pm on Sunday, August 26 at the Otesaga Resort Hotel ballroom.

Mr. Lin, the former first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet and a musician known for his passionate music-making and dazzling virtuosic skill, delighted Cooperstown audiences with his Vivaldi/Piazzolla Four Seasons performance last season.

WWI Women's PosterWorld War I Centennial: Oneida County & New York in The Great War 

Downtown at its Best 

Utica, N.Y. – Two new exhibits open at the Oneida County History Center on August 9, 2018.  Read below for a description of each. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 9 from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.  

World War I Centennial: Oneida County and New York in the Great War commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the first World War by focusing on the American experience and local history of the war. …

Cooperstown Summer Music FestivalCooperstown, N.Y. – You can sing in the shower and whistle while you work, but can you perform an opera while baking a cake?

Mezzo-soprano Samantha Malk will attempt that feat when she performs Leo Hoiby’s Bon Appétit!, a one-woman opera based on Julia Child’s beloved cooking show, at the Otesaga Resort Hotel on Monday August 20 at 7:30pm. While accompanied by woodwind quintet and piano, Ms. Malk will whip up a cake – using real ingredients – right in front of the audience’s eyes.

Excelsior PR logoAs Visitors Stream into Cooperstown During Hall of Fame Weekend, State's Support Ensures Long-Term Future for Doubleday Field   

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Village of Cooperstown has been awarded a grant of up to $3 million to support rehabilitation efforts and upgrades that will modernize and preserve the historic Doubleday Field. The nearly $6 million project will ensure Doubleday Field's long-term future as a staple of the local economy and the game of baseball. Additionally, the project aligns with the tourism and downtown revitalization strategies identified by the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council, which recommended New York State's support through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative.

Selfie scavenger huntUtica, N.Y. – Join the Oneida County History Center for our second annual historical selfie scavenger hunt. Explore Mohawk Valley history through this interactive, county-wide scavenger hunt.  Grab your camera to learn about the people, places, and events that shaped your community.  Clue sheets will be available at the history center or on our website www.oneidacountyhistory.org starting August 1st.  This program is free and open to all ages.

Choose an Oneida County or Utica-based hunt and follow your clue sheet to historical sites, buildings, and markers around the greater Mohawk Valley.  Take a selfie at each location on either a camera or smartphone after learning about the location's history.  Post your photos and tag the history center on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to share your adventure. 

LUMASeptember 7-9, 2018

Art and Technology Merge in Huge 3D Experiences on Historic City Buildings

Opera & Beer, Theremin Concert, Orchestral Light Show, Lights Out Dining Experience
and art exhibitions enhance festival

Binghamton, N.Y. –  A town in upstate New York will be transformed by world-renowned projection mapping experts and thrust onto the global art scene for the Fourth Annual LUMA Projection Arts Festival. LUMA will celebrate its bold commitment to shaping the future of storytelling with cutting edge technology from September 7-9, 2018 bringing art lovers and tech enthusiasts alike to Binghamton, NY to witness artists from around the globe.

Oneida County History CenterGallery “Walk & Talk” scheduled for Monday, June 4, 6:00-7:30 pm

Utica, N.Y. – Utica is unique among upstate cities for its heritage of numerous intact garden residential neighborhoods designed by Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects.  These century old garden neighborhoods today retain their aesthetic character, distinguished architecture, landscape design and vitality, significantly contributing to Utica’s urban fabric. The rich architectural and landscape tapestry of the neighborhoods are an enduring testament to the collaboration between the Olmsted firm, the neighborhood developers, and local architects.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hyde HallCooperstown, N.Y. – John Bower, Hyde Hall Marketing Manager, will present an illustrated discussion of the history and preservation of Historic Hyde Hall, a fifty-room mansion designed by Albany's celebrated architect Phillip Hooker.  This National Landmark and New York State Historic Site was built between 1817 and 1834 by George T. Clarke and served as home to five generations of the Clark Family.

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