Tuesdays on the Towpath: Sponsored by Oneida County History Center

Date: September 6, 2022
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Location: Oneida County
Organizer: Oneida County History Center
Phone: 315-735-3642​
Oneida County History Center

Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday on the Towpath is a regional partnership and recreational series to encourage biking along the canal.

This ride sponsored by the History Center starts and ends at the Utica Trailhead for the Erie Canalway Trail on Harbor Lock Rd. West. Riders will stop along the way to learn a little history about the area.  All riders who have at least some experience on a bike are welcome for this FREE event. Helmets are required.

Please follow this link to register: REGISTRATION FORM.

6th Annual Historical Selfie Scavenger Hunt

Start date: August 30, 2022
End date: August 31, 2022
All-day event
Location: Utica, NY and Oneida County
Organizer: Oneida County History Center
Phone: 315-735-3642​
Oneida County | Oneida County History Center

Grab your camera or smartphone to learn about the people, places, and events that shaped Oneida County and your community.

Venture on a county or city-wide scavenger hunt and follow the clues to historical sites, monuments, and markers. Document your travels with a photo or selfie and share on social media. All ages are encouraged to participate in this free program with prizes from local businesses including Stewart’s, Bagel Grove, Holland Farms Bakery, Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs, and So Sweet Candy Shoppe. Click the "Details and forms" link for clues and instructions.

Artist Kaya J Spivey

“From the Ashes” Closing Reception

Date: October 7, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: 4 Elements Studio, 1607 Genesee Street, Utica NY, 13501
Organizer: 4 Elements Studio
Phone: 315-765-6923
Oneida County

Join us as local artist Kayla J. Spivey closes out her solo exhibition "From the Ashes."

She will discuss the process, method, techniques, and inspiration behind her work. The event will feature light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Artist Kaya J Spivey

From the Ashes

Start date: September 6, 2022
End date: October 14, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 4 Elements Studio, 1607 Genesee Street, Utica NY, 13501
Organizer: 4 Elements Studio
Phone: 315-765-6923
Oneida County

The public is invited to view the solo exhibition of local artist Kayla J. Spivey, “From the Ashes.”

According to the artist, this exhibition “. . . represents the metaphorical concept of grief as a transformative experience. Turning the pain of love with nowhere to go into something more beautiful; like a phoenix rising from the ashes.” The centerpiece of Kayla’s exhibition is Memorial, a deconstructed quilt created from a collection of porcelain tiles infused with her late mother’s ashes.

Acrylic ink is used to color each tile, highlighting the intricate details of various fabric patterns that have been hand pressed into the clay. This exhibition will be available for viewing in-person during our typical operating hours. More information can be found by visiting https://www.4elementsstudio.org/kayla-j-spivey.html

A closing reception for the exhibition has been scheduled for Friday, October 7, and is free to the public.

Fort Stanwix

Fort Stanwix Flag Ceremony

Date: August 23, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: 100 N James St, Rome, NY 13440
Organizer: Fort Stanwix, National Park Service
Phone: 315-338-7730
Fort Stanwix

The Fort Stanwix Flag Ceremony The Siege Ends takes place on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 3:oopm at the Fort Stanwix National monument.

Event Description

The ceremony commemorates and remembers the important turning point when the British and their allies abandoned their attack on Fort Schuyler/Stanwix.

After three long weeks, the British and their allies abandoned their attack on Fort Schuyler/Stanwix, leaving the American forces within as the victors. However, even with the immediate threat removed, the Continental Army throughout New York was still under British threat. Programs throughout the day will focus on what happened as the British retreated, but didn't surrender.

Cost: Free

For more information you can visit the Fort Stanwix National Monument.

You can find more events near you at Mohawk Valley Today Events.

Oneida Indian Nation, Fort Stanwix and Rome Historical Society Partner for Local History Events on Saturday, August 6

Date: August 6, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: View the schedule of events for locations.
Organizer: Oneida Indian Nation, Fort Stanwix and Rome Historical Society
Phone: 315.361.8173
Oneida County

The Oneida Indian Nation, in partnership with Fort Stanwix and the Rome Historical Society (RHS), is planning a day of local history education events centered around the annual Battle of Oriskany Commemoration on Saturday, August 6th with New York State’s Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation agency. Each year, the Oneida Indian Nation joins with its neighbors to commemorate the noble service and sacrifices of our respective ancestors at the Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site. A significant turning point in the American Revolution, the Battle of Oriskany was fought on August 6, 1777, and is considered one of the bloodiest battles of the war.

Battle of Oriskany Commemoration on Saturday, August 6

The evening’s schedule of events is as follows:

4:00 p.m. | The Pivotal Role of the Great Oneida Carry (45 minutes) at the Oneida Carry Monument in Downtown Rome.

Arthur Simmons, Executive Director of RHS, and a representative of the Oneida Indian Nation will discuss the history of the Great Oneida Carrying Place during the Revolutionary War at 301 W. Dominick Street, Rome.

Please RSVP to Miranda Sherrock at educator@romehistoricalsociety.org or 315-336-5870 by August 1.*

7:00 p.m. | Annual Solemn Commemoration of the Battle of Oriskany (1 hour) at the Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site.

This annual ceremony is held in recognition of those who fought in the Battle of Oriskany on August 6th, 1777. The event will be at 7801 NY Route 69, Oriskany, and it includes a re-enactment of the militia march, a musket salute in memory of the fallen, presentation of wreaths and ceremonial offerings, along with guest speakers.

8:30 p.m. | Oneida Indian Nation Movie Night @ Fort Stanwix (1 hour) inside the Fort.

The event will feature the award-winning animated film “My Home: An Oneida Legend,” as well as the documentary, “The People of the Standing Stone: The Oneida Indian Nation, the War for Independence, and the Making of America.”

Please RSVP to Valerie Morgan at 315-338-7730 by August 1.* Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets for your own comfort. Oneida Indian Nation Movie Night @ Fort Stanwix | Address: 200 N. James St, Rome

REMINDER

If you plan to attend the Pivotal Role of the Great Oneida Carry presentation, please RSVP to Miranda Sherrock at educator@romehistoricalsociety.org or 315-336-5870 by August 1.

If you plan to attend the Oneida Indian Nation Movie Night @ Fort Stanwix please RSVP to Valerie Morgan at 315-338-7730 by August 1.

The annual Battle of Oriskany Commemoration is open to the public. No RSVP is required.

Oneida Indian Nation, Fort Stanwix and Rome Historical Society Partner for Local History Events on Saturday, August 6