Historical Society in ‘First Wednesday’ Spotlight

Madison County Historical Society

Madison County Historical Society

(Oneida, NY – Oct. 2015) The “Buy Madison Program” is sponsoring a local Madison County event called ‘First Wednesday.” Every first Wednesday of the month a different local business will be in the spotlight with demonstrations, samples, expanded hours, specials and more.

The October Buy Madison First Wednesday business spotlight will be at the Madison County Historical Society Oct. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Madison County Historical Society, located at 435 Main St. in Oneida is housed in a 19th century Gothic Revival as well as the carriage and agricultural barns.

The museum is furnished with period pieces from the Higginbotham collection along with Madison County artifacts presented throughout the 19th century home. Tour the historical society’s 5,706 square foot home that has two parlors, dining room, library/trophy room, kitchen with butler’s pantry, vault, children’s room, grandmother’s room, servant’s room and changing exhibit room.

Also on the grounds, in the agricultural barn, is an exhibit on hop culture in Madison County. View what life was like in the Victorian period and learn about Madison County’s heritage.  Visit www.mchs1900.org.

All rooms will be open for viewing. Visit the new Churches of Madison County Exhibit. View the Carriage Barn, Authentic Stage Coach, Restored Cigar Store Indian, 19th Century Farmers Delivery Wagon & Early Farm Machinery and the Hops Exhibit.

There will be guided tours, giveaways, raffles and refreshments.

The mission of the Buy Madison campaign is to promote local purchasing of goods and services, from visitors and residents alike, to assist local businesses and to generate sales tax revenue for Madison County and its municipalities.

Bo to the Buy Madison County Facebook page or website for more information.



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