Black History Month Celebration

Date: February 4, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: 1608 Genesee St Utica, NY 13502
Organizer: Oneida County History Center
Phone: 1 315-735-3642
Oneida County History Center

Join the Utica/Oneida County Branch NAACP to celebrate Black History Month 2023 with its annual program hosted by History Center.

This event will follow the 2023 national theme of Black resistance and features guest speakers, poetry recitals, dance presentations, music, light refreshments, and more. Members of the NAACP will also share information about their organization and community announcements. Available both in person and via Zoom.

Author Talk & Book Signing: Ruthie Deeply

Date: February 25, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502-5425
Organizer: Oneida County History Center
Phone: 315-735-3642​
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February 25, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Ruthie Deeply by author Vincent Palmieri shares the true-life story of Ruth Morgan.

She faced challenging circumstances after being abandoned in east Utica in 1934 including homelessness and being forced into the Syracuse State School. She remained steadfast in her belief to be released and achieved her goal; she is currently alive and well at 87 years old in Herkimer County.

Ruth's life story is truly the personification of the old adage, "It is not where you start that counts; it is where you finish

Searching for Timbuctoo: Film Screening with writer/ director Paul Miller

Date: February 11, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502-5425
Organizer: Oneida County History Center
Phone: 315-735-3642​
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February 7 - 11, 2023, ​​at 2:00 p.m. 

Searching for Timbuctoo tells the little-known story of a Black settlement established in the wilds of upstate New York that brought together a group of ardent abolitionists willing to risk their fortunes, families, and futures to destroy slavery.

This feature-length documentary reveals the hidden history of this long-lost community and the search for the elusive Timbuctoo settlement. A Q&A session with writer and director Paul A. Miller will follow the film. In-person only.

Valentine’s Day Drop-In Workshop

Start date: February 7, 2023
End date: February 11, 2023
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502-5425
Organizer: Oneida County History Center
Phone: 315-735-3642​
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February 7 - 11, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Children of all ages are invited to make old-fashioned handmade cards.

Cut, paste, and decorate with provided materials. Art projects are designed for ages four and up. This is a fun way for children to get creative and use their hands to make something they will be excited to share with a friend or loved one.

Historic Snowstorms of Central New York

Date: January 21, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502-5425
Organizer: Oneida County History Center
Phone: 315-735-3642​
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Saturday, January 21, 2:00 p.m.

Central New York, a region renowned as one of the snowiest in the world, has a long and stormy relationship with its winters.

Historic Snowstorms of Central New York by Jim Farfaglia

Every one of its communities has found itself buried in brutal snowstorms over the years. Author Jim Farfaglia will share stories and photos from his new book Historic Snowstorms of Central New York, which covers 200 years of memorable storms. 

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Historic Snowstorms of Central New York

Date: January 7, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 1608 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502-5425
Organizer: Oneida County History Center
Phone: 315-735-3642
Oneida County History Center

Historic Snowstorms of Central New York

Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. 

Central New York, a region renowned as one of the snowiest in the world, has a long and stormy relationship with its winters. Every one of its communities has found itself buried in brutal snowstorms over the years. Author Jim Farfaglia' will share stories and photos from his new book Historic Snowstorms of Central New York, which covers 200 years of memorable storms. 

Frank Snell: Automobile Pioneer

Date: January 7, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 1608 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502-5425
Organizer: Oneida County History Center
Phone: 315-735-3642
Oneida County History Center

Frank Snell: Automobile Pioneer

Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. 

Robert Taylor will present recent discoveries about the innovative motor car designed and built in 1900 by mechanic Frank Snell of Waterville, which is now in the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. Taylor, a Society of Automotive Historians member, specializes in automobiles built before 1930 and outside Michigan. 

FUNTRAK Train Display

Start date: December 27, 2022
End date: December 29, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 1608 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502-5425
Organizer: Oneida County History Center
Phone: 315-735-3642
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FUNTRAK Train Display

Tuesday, December 27 through Thursday, December 29 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Frankfort United N-Trak (FUNTRAK) Model Railroad Club returns for its annual post-holiday exhibition. 

Come aboard and enjoy the club's model trains and talk rail history with fellow enthusiasts of all ages. The model trains will be displayed in the main gallery daily Tuesday through Thursday. This event is free and family-friendly.

Holiday Traditions of the Mohawk Valley

Date: December 10, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 1608 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502-5425
Organizer: Oneida County History Center
Phone: 315-735-3642
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Holiday Traditions of the Mohawk Valley

Saturday, December 10, 2:00 p.m. 

Take a look back at the holiday and winter traditions of the Mohawk Valley. William Sawyer, a park ranger for over 30 years, will present songs and stories looking at historic holiday traditions of the 1700s and share how different cultures contributed to a shared version of the holiday.

Take a look back at the holiday and winter traditions of the Mohawk Valley on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 2pm at the History Center.

Story Hour at the History Center

Date: December 7, 2022
Time: 10:30 am
Location: 1608 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502-5425
Organizer: Oneida County History Center
Phone: 315-735-3642
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Story Hour at the Oneida County History Center

Wednesday, December 7, 10:30 a.m. 

Join the Oneida County History Center for a history-themed story hour on select Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Created in partnership with the Utica Public Library, each session includes stories and a hands-on make-and-take activity. This month we are exploring the HOLIDAY SEASON.

Story Hour at the History Center: Stories of the Holiday Season