COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

On Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society will host a farmer’s market. The market will feature fresh local, seasonal produce, cheeses, dog treats, honey, maple products, soaps, wood fired breads, herbs wines, baked goods, salsas, jam, gelato, fresh squeezed lemonade, cinnamon nuts, kettle corn and more. For more information, visit mchs1900.org or call 315-363-4136.

On Thursday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host a blacksmithing demonstration. Watch and learn as blacksmiths utilize traditional tools to bend and create while teaches about his trade. The event is free with a paid admission to the site. For more information, call 315-687-3801.

On Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society will host their 53rd annual Craft Days. Come and enjoy one of Madison County’s oldest traditions. The juried show features dozens of specialized craft artisans peddling their wares, live entertainment, food and more. Vendors specialties include woodworking, decorative painting, toys, dolls, floral design, metal paintings, drawings, framed work, photography, pottery/ceramics, candles, glass art, mixed media, fiber arts, leather, edible arts, soap, skin care products, jewelry and more. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Craft Days will feature a special concert by Showtime, sponsored by the Gorman Foundation. For more information, visit mchs1900.org or call 315-363-4136.

On Sunday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society will host their 53rd annual Craft Days. Come and enjoy one of Madison County’s oldest traditions. The juried show features dozens of specialized craft artisans peddling their wares, live entertainment, food and more. Vendors specialties include woodworking, decorative painting, toys, dolls, floral design, metal paintings, drawings, framed work, photography, pottery/ceramics, candles, glass art, mixed media, fiber arts, leather, edible arts, soap, skin care products, jewelry and more. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Craft Days will feature a special concert by Double Chase. For more information, visit mchs1900.org or call 315-363-4136.

On Monday, Sept. 11 at 12:30 p.m. the Cazenovia Public Library will host a special event entitled “Fashion at Lorenzo: 1906.” Jeffery Mayer, Associate Professor of Fashion, Fashion History and Textiles at Syracuse University will present on summer fashions of 1906 that would have been worn at Lorenzo in 1906. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jackie Roshia at 315-655-3200, extension 106.

On Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. the Oneida Commons will host “Tuesdayon the Towpath. Come and learn the history of the canal on this bike ride starting at the Oneida Commons. Bike rentals available from the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call 315-687-3801.

On Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. the Erieville/Nelson Heritage Society will host a special presentation on Early Campers around Tuscarora Lake at the Erieville Firehouse. Tim McLaughlin and Clint Tankersley will present the program. There is no charge for this event. For more information, visithttps://facebook.com/ErievilleNelsonHeritageSociety/.

On Thursday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host a blacksmithing demonstration. Watch and learn as blacksmiths utilize traditional tools to bend and create while teaches about his trade. The event is free with a paid admission to the site. For more information, call 315-687-3801.

On Friday, Sept. 15 the Madison County Historical Society will kick off their annual Hop Fest with their paired dinner. This year’s paired dinner will be at the Good Nature Brewing Facility in Hamilton. Tickets are $65 and include tip and gratuity. Tickets must be purchased by September 8th. For more information, visit madisoncountyhopfest.org or call 315-363-4136.

On Saturday, Sept. 16 the Madison County Historical Society will host their annual Hop Fest. Come and experience the premier CNY Hops event featuring presentations, exhibitors, live music and more. From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. the festival will host the “Taste of Hops,” a food and beer pairing. Come and try local restaurants delicious appetizers that utilize craft beer as a main ingredient, and pair it with a graft beer. Each year the restaurants take place in a friendly competition vying for a variety of titles a, that are judged by the public. Tickets to this event are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. From 2:30 to 5:30 you can take advantage of over 30 craft beers to sample in the Craft Beer Sampling tent. Tickets to the tent are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event. The ticket includes a special 5 oz. glass as well. For more information, visit madisoncountyhopfest.org or call 315-363-4136.

On Saturday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host a blacksmithing demonstration. Watch and learn as blacksmiths utilize traditional tools to bend and create while teaches about his trade. The event is free with a paid admission to the site. For more information, call 315-687-3801.

On Saturday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Clay Historical Association will host their annual Fall Festival at the Clay Historical Park. Tour the Sellen-Weller Barn, replica log cabin, Cigarville Train Station and more. Fresh apple fritters, hot dogs and baked goods will be available for purchase and the welcome center will be open displaying the history of Clay. Civil War reenactors, craftsmen and other vendors will be throughout the grounds as well. There is no charge for this. For more information, call Cindy at 315-935-4365.

On Saturday, Sept. 17th, 2017 the Madison County Hop Festival will host a Hop Heritage tour. The tour will take attendees on a behind-the-scenes tour of hop houses, hop yards, hop related sites and stops at craft breweries for a beer sampling. A picnic lunch is included. For more information or to reserve your spot please visit madisoncountyhopfest.org or call 315-363-4136.

On Sunday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse will host a special guided tour entitled “A Surprise Ramble with Karl.” Guide Karl Orlick, Oakwood’s Rambler-in-Chief will tell stories of all kinds. Please wear comfortable shoes. There is no charge for this event but donations are accepted. For more information, contact Sue Greenhagen at 315-684-3418.

On Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. the Pompey Historical Society will host a special presentation by SUNY-ESF Professor Robin Kimmerer. Kimmerer, also Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment will speak about the restoration of the ecological communities, the ecology of mosses and the restoration of peoples’ relationship to the land. There is no charge for this event. For more information, visit pompeyhistorical.org.

On Thursday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host a blacksmithing demonstration. Watch and learn as blacksmiths utilize traditional tools to bend and create while teaches about his trade. The event is free with a paid admission to the site. For more information, call 315-687-3801.

On Friday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. the Morrisville Public Library will host a special presentation entitled “Woman Suffrage in Madison County.” Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz will explain the roles local civic groups played supporting and fighting against Woman Suffrage and the impact these organizations had on statewide efforts to gain or stop woman suffrage. 2017 is the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote in New York State. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call 315-684-9130.

On Friday, Sept. 22 at TBD the Oneida Public Library Players will present a readers theatre production of “Off Base: The Great Peterboro Baseball Story.” The play was written by Tom Murray about the first recorded history of women playing baseball, which occurred in Peterboro. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call 315-363-3050.

On Saturday, Sept. 23rd, at a time TBD Good Nature Brewing will host the Great Hamilton Chocolate Train Wreck Celebration. The festival celebrates the 1955 train wreck which featured cars of Nestle’s chocolate that derailed. The festival will include a special chocolate wreck beer brewed by Good Nature, a display of photos taken at the wreck, guided bus tour to the site and live music. The location of the wreck is being restored into a historic park by Art Zimmer. More information to come. For more information, visit goodnaturebrewing.com.

On Saturday, Sept. 23 the Peterboro United Methodist Church will host a bevy of events celebrating “Ballots, Bloomers and Marmalade Weekend.” Events will include a Morning Marmalade, presentations by Norman K Dann PhD, Jody Luce, Debra A. Shattuck, Melinda Grube, Rosemary Plakas, a special “In the Kitchen Tea” hosted by the Bloomer Brigade at the Deli on the Green, a Suffrage Supper and more. More information to come.

On Sunday, Sept. 24 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. the Oneida Community Mansion House will celebrate its 30 anniversary with a special brunch. Tickets are required and can be purchased in advance by visiting oneidacommunity.org or calling 315-363-0745.

On Sunday, Sept. 24 the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark will host a bevy of events celebrating “Ballots, Bloomers and Marmalade Weekend.” Events will include a tour of the Gerrit Smith Estate by Norman K Dann, a parity breakfast, presentations by Suzanne B. Spring PhD and Sally Roesch Wagner, PhDt and a special “Launch Lunch” with Betsy Kennedy, executive director of the Cazenovia Library and Carolyn Gerakopolous, retired director of the Oneida Library featuring the Library Partners Commencement of the CommUNITY Read of INVENTION of WINGS. More information to come.

On Sunday, Sept. 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the Lorenzo State Historic Site will once again host “Community Day.” Come and enjoy 19 century games, live music, fall refreshments, wagon rides, country school activities and more. ADMISSION IS FREE!!! For more information, visit friendsoflorenzo.org or call Diane Voss at 315-655-3200, extension 100.

On Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. the Limestone Ridge Historical Society welcomes Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz who will present “Hops: Birth, Death and Re-Birth of a CNY Industry.” Urtz will give a brief history of how hops first became a cash crop, the reasons it disappeared and how its re-emergence occurred. Images and stories from a number of sources will be utilized. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call 315-821-8103.

On Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. the Hamilton Public Library will host a special presentation entitled “Woman Suffrage in Madison County.” Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz will explain the roles local civic groups played supporting and fighting against Woman Suffrage and the impact these organizations had on statewide efforts to gain or stop woman suffrage. 2017 is the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote in New York State. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call 315-824-3060.

On Thursday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host a blacksmithing demonstration. Watch and learn as blacksmiths utilize traditional tools to bend and create while teaches about his trade. The event is free with a paid admission to the site. For more information, call 315-687-3801.

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