Christmas at Lorenzo Dec. 4 through 10

In preparation for “Christmas at Lorenzo” 2016 in Cazenovia, Mary Schalk, of Mary Schalk Design, and Jeffrey Mayer, Associate Professor of Fashion Design at Syracuse University, install and arrange their interpretation of “Dreaming of a White Christmas” in the Study.

Lorenzo will shine once again as we celebrate “Gilded Glamour” at Christmas at Lorenzo. […]

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

A Veteran’s Day Postscript: No veterans, no war, and maybe no world

The American men and women are all dead now, including my Father, who was an undergraduate at Hamilton College and in the student officer’s military training program, when the war to “make the world safe for democracy” ended in November […]

Lorenzo readies for ‘Gilded Glamour’

Lorenzo State Historic Site

Cazenovia will once again host a Central New York holiday tradition, Christmas at Lorenzo. Lavished in gold and silver Lorenzo will shimmer as we celebrate “Gilded Glamour.”

Lorenzo continues to enjoy extended hours opening for afternoon tours Monday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. There […]

Madison County Historical Society to host annual Victorian Christmas open house Dec. 10

The Oneida High School Select Choir, under the direction of Heather O’Connell, will be returning to the Madison County Historical Society’s annual Victorian Christmas open house Dec. 10.

The Madison County Historical Society will hold its Victorian Christmas open house Dec. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cottage Lawn, 435 Main St., Oneida.


Greenhagen awarded Franklin D. Roosevelt Achievement Award


Pictured from left are Morrisville Historian Sue Greenhagen, New York State Historian Devin Lander and town of Clifton Park Historian John Scherer. Photo courtesy Peter Evans, Wayne County Historian.

Morrisville Historian Sue Greenhagen was awarded the Franklin D. Roosevelt Local Government Historian Professional Achievement Award Nov. 1 at the Association of Public Historians […]

Detour Utica takes participants through the hidden history of Bagg’s Square

On Saturday, Nov. 11, a group of local storytellers will publish Detour: Utica – Bagg’s Square East: Where Utica Began. The project in an immersive historical audio walking tour that uses your smartphone and GPS to guide participants through the hidden stories of Utica’s oldest neighborhood.

The project was developed by Geoff Storm, Ryan Miller […]

OPL commemorates Veterans Day, Nov. 11, with programs for all ages

OPL commemorates Veterans Day, Nov. 11, with programs for all ages

John Ready will talk about his experiences and those of many other veterans returning to civilian life after serving in war-torn Iraq at Oneida Library on Veterans Day. Nov. 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Oneida Public Library opens its doors for veterans and civilians […]

New York National Guardsmen prepared for World War One Service at South Carolina Camp

New York in World War 1: A regular series of articles from the New York State Military Museum’s archives

New York National Guard Soldiers of the 27th Division conduct grenade throwing practice while training at Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina in 1917. The 27,000 men of the division trained at the camp, five miles outside […]

Cazenovia Public Library to host an oral history indexing tutorial

Calling all local history enthusiasts! This fall, the Cazenovia Public Library will offer community members the chance to assist in the indexing of recorded oral histories. Archivist Elisha Davies will lead a tutorial Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m., in the Community Room.

The Oral Histories—conducted in the late 1980s by Town Historian Peg Ladd—include […]

Utica Public Library to screen ‘Iron Jawed Angels’ for 100th anniversary of NYS women’s suffrage

On Monday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m., the Utica Public Library in partnership with The League of Women Voters will present a screening of “Iron Jawed Angels.” 2017 is the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York state.

New York was one of the first states to pass legislation giving women the right to […]

William G. Pomeroy announces grant opportunity

Pomeroy Foundation Announces Grant Opportunity for Historic Markers and Markers Commemorating New York’s Role in World War I

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation launched its Historic Roadside Marker Grant Program in 2006 and as of October 2017 has funded over 450 markers in 51 counties across the State. The program commemorates historic people, places or […]

Historical Society’s annual luncheon and program is Sunday, Oct. 29

Cottage Lawn

The Madison County Historical Society cordially invites all of its members and the public to the society’s Annual Luncheon and Program Sunday, Oct. 29, at Origlio’s Wagon Wheel Restaurant located at 212 Main St., Oneida, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Matt Urtz’s program, “Woman Suffrage in Madison County” will explain the roles […]