Canastota Canal Museum acquires Canastota cut glass collection

The Canastota Canal Museum announced the acquisition of a collection of more than 65 pieces of Canastota cut glass, mostly in the Diamond Poinsettia pattern.

The Ideal Cut Glass Company was founded in 1903 and operated until 1933 when it went bankrupt during the Great Depression. The factory received glass blanks and the craftspeople etched […]

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

On Saturday July 6th from 10 am to 5 pm the Lorenzo State Historic Site will host the 44th annual Cazenovia Arts & Crafts Fair. For over 30 years artisans and crafters come from all over to take part in this popular event, which supports the Cazenovia Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps. In […]

ICYMI: ‘Possessing Harriet’ reservations due June 30

Gregg Tripoli, director of the Onondaga Historical Association, commissioned playwright Kyle Bass to write a play about the circumstance of this poster in the OHA collection.  That play Possessing Harriet will be in its second production in late July at the Franklin Stage Company, Franklin. Courtesy Onondaga Historical Association

The riveting drama Possessing Harriet […]

Treglia named new director of Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum

By Martha E. Conway

Joe Treglia is the new director of the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum.

(Chittenango) The Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum named a new director early this year. Joe Treglia, a part-time instructor and researcher at Syracuse University with a background in law enforcement and non-profit leadership, said he found the […]

Preservation Month workshops on windows and exteriors

In observance of Preservation Month, the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark in Peterboro will be providing two workshops on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Land Office (circa 1804) on the Gerrit Smith Estate.

From 1 to 2:30 p.m.: Window Maintenance

Kurt Riegel will demonstrate how to care for wooden windows and storms […]

A unique visit behind the scenes of the Oneida Community Mansion House

At 3 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019, and Saturday, May 18, 2019; and at noon Saturday May 18, visitors may discover what’s behind closed doors at the Oneida Community Mansion House.

Participants will visit the historic landmark’s basements, towers, kitchen and collections storage to see rarely displayed objects from the OCMH collections. This walking […]

Pedestrian bridge dedication planned for June 7, 2019

Chittenango, in partnership with the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum and Creek Walk Committee invite the public to the dedication of the new pedestrian bridge from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 7.

A special reception will be held at the CLCBM to celebrate the dedication and to acknowledge the many dedicated people who […]

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

On Wednesday, April 3, at 6 p.m., the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host “Paint Time with Lisa.” In this two-hour class, local artist Lisa Billington will offer step-by-step directions to create the featured painting. By the end of the night, you will have your own masterpiece that you created. Bring […]

March Canalside Talk features ‘Peter Smith of Peterboro: Furs, Land and Anguish’

The Canastota Canal Town Museum with the Canastota Public Library will offer another Canalside Talk at 7 p.m. March 27. Norman Dann will talk about his book, Peter Smith of Peterboro: Furs, Land and Anguish.”

Peter Smith was the father of abolitionist Gerrit Smith. Peter Smith was a successful businessman in New York who […]

Joe DiGiorgio to present “Take a Walk Back in History”

Talk covers Canastota’s contributions to the Erie Canal, commerce, industry and agriculture April 6

The Madison County Historical Society is proud to present Joe DiGiorgio’s program, “Take a Walk Back in History- Canastota’s contributions to the Erie Canal, commerce, industry and agriculture,” at 1 p.m. April 6 at the Historical Society, 435 Main St., […]

Mike Allen to talk on mules and the Erie at the OPL

Mike Allen, a resident blacksmith and interpreter at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, comes to the OPL March 20 to present the marvels of the mule at work on the old Erie Canal.

Mike Allen, resident blacksmith and interpreter at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, stops by Oneida Public Library at 7 […]

Gerrit Smith: A Playwright’s Journey

Kyle Bass, the playwright of Possessing Harriet, returns to Peterboro to present “Inventing Gerrit Smith: A Playwright’s Journey” for the annual recognition of abolitionist Gerrit Smith’s birth in 1797. The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum will host the special program at 1 p.m. Saturday, […]