County Archives Week underway

Sue Greenhagen, left, village of Morrisville historian  and a/k/a Sheriff Bonney, who pursued the Loomis Gang, is pictured shaking hands with Canastota Canal Town Museum President Joseph DiGiorgio.

Multiple museums across Madison County are coming together for one-week-long event at the Madison County Office Building.

Archives Week began Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, and runs through noon Friday, Oct. 11.

This year, what was once called Archives Day, has been expanded to a full weeklong event due to numerous requests. Archives Week will take place in the main lobby of the Madison County Office Building (the building that houses the DMV), and will feature special displays by local historical institutions.

Contributing organizations this year include the Brookfield Historical Society, the Canastota Canaltown Museum, the Cazenovia Public Library, the Erieville-Nelson Heritage Society, the Fryer Memorial Museum (Munnsville), the Hamilton Historic Commission, the Madison County Historical Society, the Madison County Historian’s Office, the Morrisville Historic Commission, the Oneida Community Mansion House, the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum, the New Woodstock Regional Historical Society, the Peterboro Area Historical Society and the Town of Madison Historical Society.

Displays will feature hop and railroad memorabilia, presidential pins, journals of former residents and much more. It is a great opportunity to learn local history and how a number of organizations are working to preserve it.

The event is free. For more information, call Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz at 315.366.2453.

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