WHERE: Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave. Oneida NY 13421
WHO: Kevin Coffee, Executive Director Oneida Community Mansion House
Join us on Saturday, October 15 th at 10am for International Archaeology Day as we search for evidence of past lives in the landscape surrounding the Mansion House.
The Oneida Community (1848-1880) built a communal home consisting of dozens of buildings and hundreds of acres of land, which they used to support their specific ways of life, work, and thought. October 15, International Archaeology Day, we will seek out evidence of those past uses and try to locate built evidence to re-imagine how life was lived by the Oneida Community, its regional antecedents and descendants.
Participants should wear comfortable hiking or walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. Binoculars and cameras are encouraged!
The event is free for members, non-members are $7 and students (ages 8 & up): $3. The Oneida Community Mansion House was the residence of the 19th century utopian Oneida Community (1848 – 1880). Today, OCMH is a National Historic Landmark and educational not-profit [501(c)3] organization chartered by the New York State Department of Education. OCMH preserves, collects and interprets material culture, intangible heritage, and five historic buildings, situated on 33 landscaped lawns and gardens.
Oneida Community Mansion House is located at 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida. Hours and directions: 315-363- 0745 or see: www.oneidacommunity.org.