Oneida County History CenterScheduled for Wednesday, June 17 At 12:30 Pm

Utica, N.Y. – Dive into Oneida Lake and Sylvan Beach history with author and local expert, Jack Henke.  Henke will talk about "The Beach" during its heyday, ~1900, sharing fun facts and photos from the past.  Henke is the author of four books about Oneida Lake history including From “The Beach” to Brewerton: Stories of Oneida Lake, and Oneida Lake: “The Only Happiness” Place Names and History.

This free online presentation takes place on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 12:30- 1:30 pm. To view the stream or for more information, please visit the event Facebook Page The Coney Island of Central NY or visit the Oneida County History Center website.

About the author: Jack Henke is a graduate of Hamilton College (BA), Brown University (MA), and Syracuse University (MSLIS).  Mr. Henke taught social studies at Brookfield Central School for 37 years, and today, serves as a reference librarian at the New Hartford Public Library

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




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Rebecca McLain


Director of Education & Outreach

Oneida County History Center

1608 Genesee Street

Utica, NY 13502