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 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.  Upon completion, bring evidence of your journey to the Oneida County History Center located at 1608 Genesee Street, Utica.  The first five individuals to complete a hunt will receive a history center membership & a fun gift. All entries will be be entered to win the grand prize gift basket, plus children 18 and under will receive a participation prize.  All entries must be submitted in person at the history center by August 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm.  Please contact or 315-735-3642 with questions.

The Oneida County History Center, formerly the Oneida County Historical Society, is a private 501(c) (3) not-for-profit educational institution and is dedicated to preserving history and promoting the culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley. Admission to this program is free for the general public; donations are encouraged. Please contact the center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website ( or page for additional information.


Photo Caption: Summer interns Matt & Jolene in South Utica


Rebecca M. Mclain

(315) 735-3642