COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

On Sunday October 1st from 2:00-4:00 pm the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation will host an “Old House Clinic” at St. Peter’s Church Parish Hall on Mill St.Wondering how to fix up your old house and protect its historic value?  Bring your questions, photos and small artifacts for a consult with preservation experts Carl Stearns and Ted Bartlett.  There is no charge for this event.  For more information please visithttp://www.cazpreservation.org.

On Monday October 2nd at 7:00 pm the Fabius Historical Society will host a special presentation by David Skeval at the Fabius Community Center.  Skeval, a local resident affiliated with Cornell Cooperative Extension will discuss military lots, surveying and tree growth over the years.  There is no charge for this event.  Refreshments will follow the program.  For more information please contact Sandy Beglinger at 315-683-5878.

On Tuesday October 3rd at 7:00 pm the Cazenovia 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 please call 315-655-9322.

On Thursday October 5th at 11:00 am and 6:00 pm 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 please call 315-687-3801.

On Saturday October 7th at 10:00 am (rain date Saturday October 14th at 10:00 am) the Erieville/Nelson Heritage Society will be hosting a walking cemetery tour.  Come and get a guided tour of the Corkinsville, Lyon, Weaver and Temple Cemeteries.  Volunteers will carpool and lead attendees from the Nelson Town Office Building.  Please congregate by 9:45.  The tour will walk from Erieville Road to the Temple Cemetery on the dame and from Corkinsville road down to the abandoned cemetery.  There is no charge for this event.  For more information please call Fay or Marge Lyon at 315-655-8045.

On Saturday October 7th at 10:30 am the Oneida Community Mansion House will host a special presentation entitled “Industry and Manufacturing, then and Now.” Learn about the industrial history of the Oneida Community but viewing objects from the Mansion House Collection that were utilized in the factory at the Oneida Community Mansion House.  Then take a short trip to tour the historic factory to see Sherrill Manufacturing’s Liberty Tabletop, the only domestic manufacturer of silverware.  Pre-registration is required.  The cost is $5 for all members, $10 for non-members and youth 8-16 are $3 with adult supervision.  To register or for more information please call 315-363-0745 or visit www.oneidacommunity.org.

On Saturday October 7th from 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host a Canal System Family History & Genealogy Fair.  Come and discover your canal connections with displays and speakers at this special event.  Door prizes and a special raffle for a  family history treasure trove valued at $750!!!!!  More information to come.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.  For more information or to purchase your tickets please visit http://chittenangolanding.com/events-at-the-landing/2017/8/18/save-the-date-ny-canals-genealogy-fair.

On Saturday October 7th at 1:30 pm the Southworth Historic House Museum & Homestead in Dryden, NY will host a special presentation by Amelia Bloomer. Bloomer who was the first woman to own a newspaper, a suffragist and prominent dress reformer will be portrayed by Pamela l. Poulin, Ph.D.  She will sing ‘bloomer’ songs o f1851 and portray Bloomer in historic dress.  Tours of the home, heritage craft demos, a quilt show, food and more will be part of this event.  There is no charge for this event.  For more information please call 607-844-9209.

On Saturday October 7th at 2:00 pm the Oneida County History Center will host a special event entitled “Recollections of East Utica.”  Come and reminisce with author Mario G. Fumarola and friends.  Fumarola will read from his historical fiction trilogy about Italian-Americans from East Utica.  Light refreshments will be served.  Grandchildren who escort a grandparent will receive a free autographed book.  There is no charge for this event but donations are encouraged.  For more information please call 315-735-3642 or visit www.oneidacountyhistory.org.

On Wednesday October 11th Madison County will host its annual Archives Day, this year celebrating 100 years of Woman’s Suffrage. Come and learn about how woman suffrage was thought about through the eyes of pro and anti-suffrage societies.  Period posters will be on display as well as transcription of society minutes, photos and more.  There is no charge for this event.  For more information please call 315-366-2453.

On Wednesday October 11th at 10:00 am the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host “Coffee with Friends.”  Drop in to reconnect and make new connections.  Learn about the museum, the canal then and now and more.  There is no charge for this event.  For more information please visit www.clcbm.org or call 315-687-3801.

On Thursday October 12th at 7:00 pm the Canastota Canal Town Museum will host a Canalside talk at Canastota Public Library entitled “Boom and Bust, America’s Journey on the Erie Canal.”  The talk will feature the 30 minute-documentary of the same name followed by a question and answer session with co-producer Danel Ward.  There is no charge for this event.

On Friday October 13th at 7:00 pm the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation will host a special “Half Century Dinner” to honor their 50 years of work for Cazenovia at the redbarn20 Windridge Estate.  The first local event at this facility promises to be a wonderful evening and will include cocktails, a plated dinner, dancing, a silent auction and more.  Tickets are $80 for individuals and $150 for couples.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.  To reserve your tickets or for more information please visitwww.cazpreservation.org.

On Thursday October 19th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation will host it’s annual “Walk Among the Spirits” at Evergreen Cemetery. Come face to face with the souls of Cazenovia’s past, groups will be led by candlelight to meet local spirits who share their tales of adventure and intrigue, fun for all ages.  Entry is $5 per person or $15 per family.  For more information please visitwww.cazpreservation.org.

On Thursday October 19th at 7:00 pm the Town of Marshall Historical Society will host a special presentation on Curiosities in the Bookworld.  Professor Booknoodle will lead the presentation.  There is no charge for this event.  For more information please email marshallhistory17@gmail.com.

On Friday October 20th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation will host it’s annual “Walk Among the Spirits” at Evergreen Cemetery. Come face to face with the souls of Cazenovia’s past, groups will be led by candlelight to meet local spirits who share their tales of adventure and intrigue, fun for all ages.  Entry is $5 per person or $15 per family.  For more information please visitwww.cazpreservation.org.

On Saturday October 21st the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum will host a Abolition Symposia and induction ceremony.  More information to come.

On Saturday October 21st at 10:30 am the Oneida Community Mansion House will take part in Archaeology Day.  Come and enjoy a tour of the Oneida Community Communal Home.  Seek out evidence of past uses to re-imagine how life was lived by the Oneida Community.  This event is free to members, $7 to non-members and $3 for students aged 8 and up.  For more information please call 315-363-0745 or visitwww.oneidacommunity.org.

On Saturday October 21st from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm come and take part in the “EERIE Canal Fun Run.”  Come and show your community spirit and fellowship at this event hosted by the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, Chittenango Rotary and the Town of Sullivan Parks and Recreation.  For more information or to Register please visit http://eriecanalrun.com.  For more information please call 315-687-3801 or visitwww.clcbm.org.

On Saturday October 21st from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host their annual “EERIE Halloween Family Fun Event.”  Come and enjoy games, contests and more.  More information to come.  For more information please call 315-687-3801 or visit www.clcbm.org.

On Saturday October 21st from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation will host it’s annual “Walk Among the Spirits” at Evergreen Cemetery. Come face to face with the souls of Cazenovia’s past, groups will be led by candlelight to meet local spirits who share their tales of adventure and intrigue, fun for all ages.  Entry is $5 per person or $15 per family.  For more information please visitwww.cazpreservation.org.

On Sunday October 22nd to culminate the CommUNITY Read on Invention of Wings, Louise Knight a researcher on Angelina and Sarah Grimke, will answer audience questions on The Read, and discuss her upcoming 2018 biography on the Grimke sisters.

On Tuesday October 24th the Brookfield Historical Society will host a special presentation about some of the projects currently being undertaken by the historians office.  Urtz will explain some of the continuing programs going in including the Veteran’s interview project, Veterans Digitization Project, Transcription of Public and Private Journals, Courthouse Preservation Project, Madison County Grand Army of the Republic Project (including information on his research in Washington and as a Larry Hackman Resident of the New York State Archives), Bicentennial of the Erie Canal, and more.  For more information please call 315-366-2453.

On Wednesday October 25th the Chittenango landing Canal Boat Museum will host a special presentation entitled “A Humorous History of the American Casket.”  Come and hear Town of Sullivan Historian tell the story of the American Casket in a funny and enlightening way.  There is no charge for this event.  For more information please call 315-687-3801 or visit www.clcbm.org.

On Saturday October 28th at 4:30 pm the Oneida Community Mansion House will host an Oneida Community Cemetery tour.  Explore 19th century mourning culture in the Oneida Community Cemetery on this guided tour.  Registration is required.  This event is free to members, $7 to non-members and $3 for students aged 8 and up.  To register or for more information please call 315-363-0745 or visitwww.oneidacommunity.org.

On Monday October 30th at 6:00 pm the Oneida Community Mansion House will host Séances and Spiritualism in the 1800’s.  What was Spiritualism and why was the Oneida Community interested in it? Join us for an after- hours program that explores nineteenth century fascination with the spirit world. Registration is required. This event is free to members, $10 to non-members and $5 for students aged 8 and up.  To register or for more information please call 315-363-0745 or visit www.oneidacommunity.org.

On Thursday November 2nd at 6:30 pm the Canastota Public Library will be hosting a presentation by John Taibi entitles “Remembering the Accordion.”  Taibi will tell the story of the accordion, playing music and even singing a song!!!  It will be fun for the whole family.  There is no charge for this event.  For more information please call315-697-7030.

On Sunday November 5th at 2:00 pm the Oneida Community Mansion House will host a readers theatre production of “Off Base:  The Great Peterboro Baseball Story,” by the Oneida Public Library Players.  The play, written by Tom Murray, is a comedy about the first recorded history of women playing baseball, which occurred in Peterboro in August of 1868.  The play will feature prominent historical figures but take some historical liberties incorporating suffragists, abolitionists and residents of Peterboro’s Home for Destitute Children.  Admission is $5 for non-members, $3 for students aged twelve and over.    For more information please call 315-363-0745.

On Thursday November 9th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm the Clay Historical Association will host a special evening with author Jim Farfaglia at the Clay Historical Park.  Farfaglia will two full length programs on the Blizzard of 1966 and on the Oswego County Search and Rescue team.  Farfaglia will utilize images and historical documents to tell the story of one of CNY’s most famous storms as well as how the volunteer search and rescue team came into existence.  Copies of both is books will be available purchase and Farfaglia will sign copies after the presentation.  Light refreshments will be served.  There is no charge for this event.  For more information please call Cindy at 315-935-4365.

On Friday November 10th at 6:30 pm the Morrisville Public Library will host a special Madison County Veterans Series interview with Robert Purple.  Purple served in the Air National Guard over a span of five decades.  Early in his career he served under “Nagasaki Charlie” Sweeney, the pilot who flew the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki.  Later in his career he was called to active duty to serve during a prison riot in Auburn, assist in shipping aid to 3-mile Island during a meltdown in 1979 and during the 1980 Olympics.  During the Gulf War he served as a Base Commander in the largest AOR (AOR stands for Area of Responsibility, at that time Schwarzkopf’s Middle East Command).  Bob will talk about these and other experiences.  There is no charge for this event.  For more information please call 315-684-9130.

On Thursday November 16th at 7:00 pm the Town of Marshall Historical Society will host a special presentation entitled “Lady Liberty:  The Story of the Statue of Liberty.  Local Author Cheryl Pula will present this entertaining story of the history of the Statue of Liberty.  There is no charge for this event.  For more information please emailmarshallhistory17@gmail.com. 

On Friday November 17th and Saturday November 18th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pmthe Chittenango landing Canal Boat Museum will host a special workshop by David Salvetti entitled “Carved Stool.”  Salvetti, of the Adirondack Folk School will teach how to make a cherry stool including shaping the seat, fitting the legs and cross pieces.  The project is a blend of precision woodworking and working by eye.  Attendees will leave with a finished cherry wood stool.  All tools and materials necessary for the class will be provided.  Tuition and materials are $220 for members of the Adirondack folk school and $260 for non-members.  To register or for more information, visit https://www.adirondackfolkschool.org/afs/index.php?m=Course&cid=1132.

On Thursday November 30th the Lorenzo State Historic site will host its annual Christmas Preview Party.  Gilded Glamour will be the theme for this year’s presentation of “Christmas at Lorenzo.  Attendees will be treated to a special evening of live music and seasonal delights.  An admission fee is charged.  For more information please visitwww.friendsoflorenzo.org, or call Diane Voss at 315-655-3200.

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