Museums, Galleries and Historic Sites
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Sam’s Sam the Gallows Bird
- In addition to other local titles
- Witness to the Revolution
- Building the Erie Canal – Murder in Rome
- Stolen – Civil War Series Volume 1
- 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
- Whipponnock Creek: The Life and Times of Will Traylor
- 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
- 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
- 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.
The 32nd Annual Christmas Open House and Pie Sale at The Rice Homestead will be on Saturday, December 2nd, from 12 – 4 p.m.
Musical entertainment in the Victorian Parlor will be by Fleur de Lys from 12-2 pm and Dana Carroll on the hammered dulcimer from 2-4 pm. Rooms will be decorated in the holiday spirit of yesteryear with fireplaces ablaze and homemade cookies and hot mulled cider will be served. Spinning and wool rug braiding demonstrations will be in The Loom Room and the very popular Homemade Pie Sale will be in the dining room as well as gift baskets for raffle.
This event is free and open to the public and refreshments are free. The Rice Homestead is located at 328 Riceville Road in Mayfield, NY.
For more information, call 518-332-0538 or visit www.facebook.com/ricehomestead.
Get ready to experience the magic of the season with our “Christmas Concerto” featuring acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joanna Porackova.
We prepared for you a program full of season delights, including the Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 8 – Christmas Concerto by Arcangelo Corelli, excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, Il Tramonto (The Sunset) a rarely performed masterpiece written by Ottorino Respighi, and – to crown the evening – the Serenade No. 3 by Robert Fuchs, which will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression with its cunning use of folk melodies from Central Europe.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, December 8, 11:00-11:45am
Every second Friday of the month, join the Arkell Museum for a special kids music concert with talented musician Gary Van Slyke.
Gary has been performing for many years and has a wonderful curriculum of songs that will get your kids clapping, stomping, and singing along. Each concert is unique and full of new songs. Gary might even bring instruments for the kids to try out!
This program is FREE and open to all. The music will be centered on 0 – 11 age group, but older folks are welcome to join us.
This program is sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts and the Office of the Governor of New York.
Discover the history of the Mohawk Valley
The Mohawk Valley is located along the Mohawk River in the ancestral lands of the Kanienʼkehá:ka’ (Mohawk) and Oneida. We offer our deepest respect to Hodinöhsö:ni’ ancestors, past and present.