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Oneida County History CenterUtica, N.Y. – We are all living through a historic moment in time and the Oneida County History Center wants to preserve your story. The public is invited to submit their quarantine and COVID-19 stories. These narratives will become part of the History Center’s collections and will be available for future researchers to learn how our community was impacted by this global pandemic. Written, audio, and visual submissions are encouraged.

NYS Historical Marker (NPS)Scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020 At 1:00 PM

Utica, N.Y. – John Carmody and Wayne Schaller, president and vice president of the Fort Bull Research Group, will discuss the importance of the Great Oneida Carrying Place including site's geographic location, the fortification of the Carry by the British during the French and Indian War, the French attack on the Carry on March 27, 1756, and the role that the Fort Bull Research Group played in the maintenance of the remains of Fort Wood Creek. These remains date from 1756 and are the oldest structural remains in what is now Rome, N.Y. …

Celebrating Suffrage“Celebrating Suffrage”— February 29 through April 29

Utica, NY – Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote with the exhibition, “Celebrating Suffrage,” featuring more than 200 years of art made by women and honoring women’s innovative creative pursuits before and after they were officially recognized as full citizens of the United States. “Celebrating Suffrage,” on view February 29 through April 19, explores art as a vehicle for women, as individuals or in groups, to reflect, reform, or challenge social beliefs and political practices of their era.

Mrs. SewardScheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Utica, N.Y. – Although often overlooked because of the national shadow cast by Secretary of State William Henry Seward, the women of the Seward family contributed greatly to the spirit of reform that swept through mid-19th century New York State. Through the efforts of Mrs. Frances Seward in particular, women in New York gained property rights and took several important steps towards suffrage. Join Seward House Museum Director of Education Jeffrey Ludwig to learn about this largely unknown legacy and story. This program takes place in the Oneida History Center's main gallery on Saturday, March 7, 2020 starting at 1:00 PM.

Little Falls Cheese FestivalJuly 11, 2020 

Little Falls, NY – Mark your calendar! The Little Falls Cheese Festival committee announced that the city’s sixth annual Cheese Festival will be held Saturday, July 11, 2020. Little Falls will welcome thousands of visitors for food and fun at the event, which will run the length of Main Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The festival will feature various New York State farm-produced cheeses, from hard cheeses, goat cheeses, spreadable cheeses, yogurts, cheese curds to ice cream and gelato and more, with numerous New York-based gourmet food and craft beverage vendors to complement the cheeses.

Alexander_Gardner_(American_born_Scotland_-_(Abraham_Lincoln_and_His_Second_Son_Thomas_(Tad))_-_Google_Art_ProjectScheduled for Saturday February 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Utica, N.Y. – President Abraham Lincoln’s last days saw the end of America’s most devastating war, and the loss of its most inspiring and visionary leader. Educator Gary Ford will intertwine the historical events and key individuals during the last week of the president’s life in this presentation. Ford will follow Lincoln’s public and private actions that week, beginning with General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to General U.S. Grant on Sunday, April 9th through Lincoln’s assassination on Friday, April 14th, and death the following morning. This program takes place in the Utica History Center's main gallery on Saturday, February 15, 2020 starting at 1:00 PM.

Underground Railroad - Oneida County History CenterSaturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:00 Pm

Utica, N.Y. – Join Dr. Norm Dann at the Oneida County History Center to explore the remarkable history of the Underground Railroad in Central New York. You’ll learn about the operation and function of the Underground Railroad, plus intriguing details about the station in Peterboro that was operated by the Gerrit Smith family. This program takes place in the History Center's main gallery on Saturday, January 18, 2020 starting at 1:00 PM.

Clinton CometsScheduled for Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Utica, N.Y. – Winner of the Kraft Hockeyville USA contest in 2018, the spirit and passion for hockey is strong in the village of Clinton. This enthusiasm is rooted in the community’s rich hockey history that began over 100 years ago. Join Historian Dick Williams at the Oneida County History Center for brief overview of the sport’s history in the Clinton area.  His PowerPoint will trace the development of hockey as a major part of Clinton between October and April each year over the past century.

10th Mountain DivisionUtica, N.Y. – Join Hamilton College History Professor Maurice Isserman at the Oneida County History Center for an illustrated talk on his just-published book, The Winter Army: The 10th Mountain Division in World War II.  The ranks of the 10th were filled by men who in civilian life were already proficient in skiing and mountaineering. They were shipped to the Italian front and their actions in the Apennine Mountains and the Alps led to the German surrender in Italy on May 2, 1945. The division was disbanded in late 1945, but reestablished in the 1980s, and is based today at Fort Drum, in Watertown, New York.  …

Iroquois Indian MuseumHowes Cave, NY— The Iroquois Indian Museum today announced that it has been awarded a $8000 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for FY2020 with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. NYSCA grants support the transformative impact of the performing, literary, visual and media arts in New York State. The Iroquois Indian Museum is one of 462 arts organizations across New York State receiving a total of $8,383,993 million in grants through NYSCA’s Round II FY2020 funding to support arts programs that drive New York State’s economic growth and community health.