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, […]

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

He was a man amongst men: A true local February Civil War story

Hobie Morris

By Hobie Morris

For many years the handwritten letter is a treasured family keepsake. Then sadly it burned in a family farm house fire. The recipient of this letter is a Civil War soldier named Maurice Vaughan from this […]

Ukrainian Pysanka Egg workshop to be held Saturday, March 23, 2019

Ukrainian Pysanka Egg workshop will be held Saturday, March 23, at First United Methodist Church located on 116 W. Grove St., Oneida, across the street from the Madison County Historical Society from 1 to 4 p.m.

Ukrainian Pysanka Egg workshop to be held Saturday, March 23

Register today for Madison County Historical […]

ICYMI: Peterboro UMC invites public to Black History Month service

The Peterboro United Methodist Church is having a special service of worship in observance of Black History Month at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in the sanctuary at 5240 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro. Rev. Christiane Depestre invites all to attend this significant event.

The guest speaker will be Norman K. Dann, Ph.D., who […]

155th anniversary of Lincoln’s preliminary Emancipation Proclamation to be recognized Dec. 31, 2018

155th anniversary of Lincoln’s preliminary Emancipation Proclamation to be recognized Dec. 31, 2018

Retired Naval Commander Owen Corpin has once again arranged the annual Watch Night in Peterboro Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, to commemorate the wait Dec. 31, 1862, through the night to see if President Abraham Lincoln would release the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation Jan. 1, […]

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Madison County Historian reveals restored portrait

By Matthew Urtz

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to visit Buffalo State University’s Art Conservation Department to pick up a third painting of a series of paintings that once hung in the Madison County Courthouse.

Many of the paintings that were part […]

Canal Museum to host its 14th annual Christmas on the Canal

Locally made wreaths are pictured on the porch of the Mercantile at the Boonville Black River Canal Museum.

Canal Museum to host its 14th annual Christmas on the Canal

The Boonville Black River Canal Museum will host their 14th annual Christmas on the Canal on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to […]

Celebrating 100 years of women voting

Celebrating 100 years of women voting

Margaret Milman-Barris of Oneida and Nell Ziegler of Peterboro affix their “I voted” stickers – honoring one hundred years of a women’s right to vote in New York state – on the state historical marker for Elizabeth Smith Miller in Peterboro.

Across the street at the Gerrit Smith Estate, […]

Celebrations and death marked last day of World War I at home and in France

Nurses from Brooklyn, carry an American flag through the grounds of the American Base Hospital at Dartford, England, near London, on Nov. 11, 1918 after word of the signing of the Armistice ending the fighting broke. The “Victory Parade” covered a a three mile route, around the hospital grounds and through the German […]

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note 2018-19

Matthew Urtz

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note 2018-19

On Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. the Cazenovia Public Library will continue their series of programs entitled “America during World War I.” This week will feature a special presentation entitled “Becoming Doughboys: Life in the Training Camp.” More information to come. There is no […]