Oneida Nation American Indian Holiday Craft Fair

Oneida Nation American Indian Holiday Craft Fair

Date: December 2, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Turning Stone Event Center Corridor, 5218 Patrick Road Verona, NY 13478
Organizer: Oneida Indian Nation
December | Oneida County

Oneida Indian Nation to Host American Indian Holiday Craft Fair at Turning Stone Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Explore handmade items created by Native American artisans

The highly-attended event welcomes guests from across the region to explore handmade items created by Oneida Indian Nation Members and other Native American artisans.

The 2023 American Indian Craft Fair will also feature Haudenosaunee social dance exhibitions, featuring Chris Thomas and His Smoke Dancers at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Holiday shoppers will be sure to find something for everyone on their list. The Annual American Indian Holiday Craft Fair will be located in the Turning Stone Event Center Corridor and is free to attend. Open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2023.

Parking is free and available in the parking garage or any of Turning Stone’s parking lots.

Oneida Nation American Indian Holiday Craft Fair

About the Oneida Indian Nation

The Oneida Indian Nation is a federally recognized Indian nation in Central New York. A founding member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy), the Oneida Indian Nation sided with the Americans in the Revolutionary War and was thanked by Congress and President George Washington for its loyalty and assistance. Today, the Oneida Indian Nation consists of about 1,000 enrolled Members, most of them living in Central New York.

Christmas at the Fort

Date: December 2, 2023
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Fort Plain Museum, 389 Canal Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339
Organizer: Fort Plain Museum
Phone: (518) 993-2527
December | Fort Plain Museum

Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 11am - 5pm

Join friends, neighbors and fellow museum supporters for a local author event & a fun filled gathering in the spirit of the Holiday Season.

Visit our Museum Shop with a selection of handmade and colonial period toys. Browse the largest selection of period history books in the region. Enjoy the George Duffy Christmas Card Exhibit along with Mohawk Valley Colonial Era Exhibits in an atmosphere of period holiday music, homemade cookies.

There will be plenty Refreshments and Christmas Cheer!

Refreshments and Christmas Cheer will be served with German Beer from Eisenadler Brauhaus.

Book Sale

40% - 50% Off Clearance Book Sale with many titles to choose from. All other books and gift shop items will have 20% off the entire purchase. All book sale proceeds go to historic preservation, artifact acquisition, exhibit building and educational programming.

Authors include:

Nancy Bradeen Spannaus

  • NEW BOOK RELEASE Defeating Slavery: Hamilton’s American System Showed the Way
  • Hamilton Versus Wall Street: The Core Principles of the American System of Economics

Wanda Easter Burch

  • The Home Voices Speak Louder Than the Drums: Dreams and the Imagination in Civil War Letters and Memoirs

Ken Jones

  • Sam's Sam the Gallows Bird
  • In addition to other local titles

Kiersten Marcil

  • Witness to the Revolution

Rosemay Nichols

  • Building the Erie Canal - Murder in Rome
  • Stolen - Civil War Series Volume 1

Jeff O'Connor

  • Skohere and the Birth of New York’s Western Frontier 1609 - 1731

    • Volume I 1609-1686 and Volume II 1687-1731

  • The Old Stone Fort: Guardian of Schoharie County History Since 1772

Veronica Pastecki

  • Whipponnock Creek: The Life and Times of Will Traylor

Don Rittner

  • Watervliet Historic Images
  • Remembering Albany: Heritage on the Hudson
  • Albany Through Time
  • Schenectady: Frontier Village to Colonial City
  • Troy Through Time
  • & many others on Local History!

Heidi Sprouse -

  • Whispers of Liberty
  • Liberty's Promise 
  • Liberty's Legacy
  • Liberty's Price

Phillip D. Weaver

  • The 3rd New Jersey in New York: Stories from The Jersey Greys of 1776

Don Williams

  • Grandfather’s Tool Chest
  • Saga Of Nicholas Stoner, Or, A Tale Of The Adirondacks: Saga Of Nicholas Stoner
  • Don Williams' Inside the Adirondack Blue Line
  • & many other titles on the Adirondacks and Local History

Wayne Lenig

  • Fort Plain, Fork Plank, Fort Rensselaer: The Revolutionary War Forts of Canajohary

Norman J. Bollen

  • George Washington and the Mohawk Frontier

Thank you for supporting the Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All book sale proceeds go to historic preservation, artifact acquisition, exhibit building and educational programming.

Christmas at the Fort
Christmas at the Fort

Kingsborough Elementary that opened its doors as the Fulton County Historical Society Museum in 1973.

Museum by Candlelight

Date: December 1, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Fulton County Historical Society and Museum, 237 Kingsboro Ave. Gloversville, NY 12078
Organizer: Fulton County Historical Society and Museum
Phone: 518-725-2203
Fulton County | Fulton County Historical Society

Friday, December 1st, 6pm • $5 per person

See the museum like never before! Hear a short presentation about historical holiday celebrations and traditions in Fulton County, then explore the exhibits glowing with candlelight.*

*Battery-operated, of course!

If you can’t attend, but still want to support the museum, please consider making a donation.

Fulton County Historical Society programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Palatines And Presents: A German Christmas

Date: December 3, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: 200 NY-169, Little Falls NY
Organizer: Herkimer Home State Historic Site 
Phone: (315) 823-0398
Herkimer Home State Historic Site

Palatines And Presents: A German Christmas Event takes place on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at the Herkimer Home Sate Historic Site located at 200 State Route 169, Little Falls, NY.

Herkimer Home invites you to join us for a celebration of the holidays at Palatines and Presents: A German Christmas! This year’s event will be held on Sunday, December 3rd from 3pm until 6pm. Standard site admission of $4 for adults and $3 for students/seniors; children 12 and under are free.

Don’t miss out on this year’s holiday celebration and join in the fun! Warm refreshments, and holiday cheer await you at this year’s German Christmas celebration at Herkimer Home!

For updates and additional event information please visit Herkimer home State Historic Site.

Herkimer Home State Historic Site 

Herkimer Home State Historic Site is located at 200 NY-169, in Little Falls, NY. For more information on the event or Herkimer home contact Sharon Powell at (315) 823-0398 or by e-mail at 

The Rice Homestead Mayfield NY

Mayfield Historical Society Meeting

Date: November 20, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., Mayfield. 
Organizer: Mayfield Historical Society
Phone: 518-857-2820
Mayfield Historical Society

The Mayfield Historical Society will hold a meeting on Monday, November 20, at 6:30 pm at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 North Main Street, Mayfield.  

All members and interested parties are welcome to attend.

For more information, please call president Bob Suits at 518-857-2820.

4 Elements Studio 2023 Arts Expo

4 Elements Studio ART EXPO 2023

Start date: November 24, 2023
End date: November 25, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 1607 Genesee St. Utica, NY 13501
Organizer: 4 Elements Studio
Oneida County Exhibits

An all local artists' holiday art sale & market

Black Friday, November 24, 2023 & Sat. November 25, 2023

Buy local, buy original, and support your community artists!

Sip and Dip Craft Night at the VFW

Date: November 15, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: 406 N. Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13350
Organizer: Herkimer County Historical Society
Phone: 315-866-6413
Herkimer County Historical Society

Join in on the fun on Wednesday, Nov 15, at 6pm! First dipped item, snacks and 1 free drink coupon. Extra Items will be available for $10 each.

$15.00 admission. For tickets call 315-866-6413, email at or stop in at 406 North Main St, Herkimer.


Date: November 16, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: 406 N. Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13350
Organizer: Herkimer County Historical Society
Phone: 315-866-6413
Herkimer County Historical Society

Can you solve the mystery before it’s revealed?

The Herkimer County Historical Society and Cynthia Quackenbush presents Lights…Camera…Murder!! On Saturday, November 11, 2023, beginning at 5:30pm at the Elks Club in Herkimer.

Doors open at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm. There will be basket raffles along with 50/50 raffles. Dinner will be catered by PK Pubs. Tickets are $40.00 per person and are available at the Herkimer County Historical Society at 406 North Main Street, Herkimer or phone 315-866-6413 for more information.

A night with author James “Jim: Pula

Date: November 16, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: 406 N. Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13350
Organizer: Herkimer County Historical Society
Phone: 315-866-6413
Herkimer County Historical Society

November 16, 5:30pm, at 406 N. Main Street, Herkimer, NY

Join the Herkimer County Historical Society as Jim talks about the daily life of Civil War Soldiers.

He will share with us the monotony, the exhaustion, and the terror of the men who fought in the “War of the States”

Thursday, November 16th at 5:30pm,  406 N. Main Street Herkimer, NY. Looking for additional info? Call 315-866-6413.

Susan Fenimore Cooper

Fenimore Art Museum Presents a Virtual Talk: Susan Fenimore Cooper’s Reckoning with Native American Dispossession

Date: November 16, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Virtual program
Organizer: Fenimore Art Museum
Phone: 607-547-1400
Fenimore Art Museum

Join noted scholar Rochelle L. Johnson for a lecture exploring Susan Fenimore Cooper and her understanding of Native American culture.

Live Zoom Talk with Q&A:
Susan Fenimore Cooper's Reckoning with Native American Dispossession
Thursday, November 16, 2023 • 7:00-8:00 PM EST
Free • Registration is required, visit or

Cooperstown, New York— Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown presents Susan Fenimore Cooper's Reckoning with Native American Dispossession—a live, virtual lecture with researcher and professor Rochelle L. Johnson. The presentation describes Cooper’s growing understanding of the Native American peoples of the region she called home. Through Cooper’s natural history writing, her essays, and her letters, we realize the fullness of her concern about her young nation’s wresting of lands from Native peoples. This program features a live Q&A session and takes place on Thursday, November 16, from 7:00–8:00 p.m.via Zoom. Registration is required.

To register, visit or go directly to A link to the lecture will be provided to all registrants 24 hours prior to the start of the program via the email address used during registration.  All participants will need Zoom installed on their computer or mobile device to join. There is no charge for this event, but if you value this type of program, please consider a donation of $15 or more to assist Fenimore in continuing to provide you with interesting content in the future.

About Rochelle L. Johnson
Rochelle L. Johnson is a leading scholar of Susan Fenimore Cooper and, with her co-editor, has made Cooper’s environmental writings available to today’s readers. The current president of the Thoreau Society and a past president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, her work has been supported by grants from several organizations, including the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is professor of American literature and environmental humanities, and director of the honors program, at the College of Idaho. Her lecture is from a book in progress. Learn more at:

About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit