COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

On Friday, June 29, at 7 p.m. the New Woodstock Regional Historical Society will host a special concert featuring the Cazenovia Community Band at Heritage Park (corner of School Street and Route 13 in New Woodstock). The Masonic Lodge will be selling BBQ pork sandwiches at this event. For more information, email nwoodstockhistoricalsoc@gmail.com or visit newwoodstocknyhistory.com.

On Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Cazenovia Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps will host their 43, annual Arts & Crafts Show on the grounds of the Lorenzo State Historic Site. The popular arts and craft show draws more than 130 artisans and thousands of attendees. At 1 p.m. a guided tour of the Lorenzo Formal Garden will be offered highlighting the history of the garden. Admission to the show is free. For more information on the craft fair please call the CAVAC business office at 315.655.9798 and for more information on the garden tour please call Jackie Roshia at 315.655.3200, extension 106.

On Sunday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Cazenovia Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps will host their 43, annual Arts & Crafts Show on the grounds of the Lorenzo State Historic Site. The popular arts and craft show draws more than 130 artisans and thousands of attendees. At 1 p.m. a guided tour of the Lorenzo Formal Garden will be offered highlighting the history of the garden. Admission to the show is free. For more information on the craft fair please call the CAVAC business office at 315.655.9798 and for more information on the garden tour please call Jackie Roshia at 315.655.3200, extension 106.

On Monday, July 2, at 7 p.m. the Fabius Historical Society will host a special presentation by author Milton Sernett at the Fabius Community Center. Sernett will discuss his book Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory & History.” There is no charge for this event. Light refreshments will be served following the program. For more information, call Sandy Beglinger at 315.683.5878.

On Tuesday, July 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Tuesday, July 3, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society will host their weekly farmers market. Come, shop and support local vendors selling fruits, vegetables and more. There will be storytelling every week from the Friends of the Oneida Library as well as special themed weeks. For more information, visit mchs1900.org or call 315.363.4136.

On Thursday, July 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Tuesday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Tuesday, July 10, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society will host their weekly farmers market. Come, shop and support local vendors selling fruits, vegetables and more. There will be storytelling every week from the Friends of the Oneida Library as well as special themed weeks. For more information, visit mchs1900.org or call 315.363.4136.

On Wednesday, July 11th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host their monthly “Coffee with Friends.” New and current volunteers and community members are encouraged to come in, reconnect and learn about opportunities available at the museum. There is no charge for this event. For more information, visit chittenangolanding.com.

From Thursday July 12th through Sunday July 15, the Brookfield Fairgrounds will host the 2018 Madison County Fair. Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of one of New York’s oldest agricultural fairs. From horse and cattle shows to live music to a demolition derby the Madison County Fair is sure to have something for everyone. For more information including a full schedule of events, visit  madisoncountyfairny.com or call 315.899.5867.

On Thursday, July 12th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Friday, July 13th at 7 p.m. the New Woodstock Regional Historical Society will host a special concert featuring Kruisin Kountry at Heritage park (corner of School Street and Route 13 in New Woodstock). For more information, emailnwoodstockhistoricalsoc@gmail.com or visit newwoodstocknyhistory.com.

On Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m. the Historic Oakwood Cemetery Preservation Association will host a special walking tour entitled “Stairway to…Section 17.” Diane Medvitz will lead the tour people interred in section 17. The tour is free but donations areaccepted. The tours happen rain or shine, but are cancelled for thunder or lightning. Follow the tour sings to the starting point at the entrance on Comstock Avenue. For more information, call Sue Greenhagen at 315.684.3418.

On Monday, July 16, the New Woodstock Regional Historical Society will host a their monthly meeting featuring a special presentation by a speaker to be announced For more information, contact Roger cook by phone 315.447.0476 or emailcodeman@gmail.com.

On Tuesday, July 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Tuesday, July 17, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society will host their weekly farmers market. Come, shop and support local vendors selling fruits, vegetables and more. There will be storytelling every week from the Friends of the Oneida Library as well as special themed weeks. For more information, visit mchs1900.org or call 315.363.4136.

On Wednesday, July 18, at 7 p.m. the Pompey Historical Society will have a special presentation on William Avery by Richard Palmer at the Pompey Town Hall. Richard will speak about Avery and the first steamboat on the Erie Canal. He will also explore little known facts about the steamboat’s use on the Great Lakes. There is no charge for this event. For more information, visitpompeyhistorical.org.

On Thursday, July 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Thursday, July 19, at 7 the Oneida Public Library will continue their monthly discussion entitled “Great War and Writings from the Front.” Led by Professor Roxanna Pisiak from Morrisville Public Library and Oneida Public Library Assistant Director Tom Murray this month’s discussion will be about William March’s Company K, a much acclaimed novel when it was published in 1933 in which the individual soldiers in an actual US Marine company tell their stories from training camp to the worst fighting on the French Front in 1918. Copies of the books can be made available for participants who sign up for the discussion at the library check out desk. For more information, call the library at 315.363.5050.

Starting on Friday July 20, through Sunday July 22, from 8 am to 5 p.m. each day the Lorenzo Historic Site will host the 41, annual Lorenzo Driving Competition. Come and enjoy the views while watching horse and carriage skill, dressage, timing and style. Exhibits, sales, refreshments, demonstration are also offered. Sponsored by the Lorenzo Driving Competition, Inc. Admission to the show is free. For more information, visit lorenzodriving.org or email lorenzodriving@gmail.com.

On Saturday, July 21, at 1 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society will host a special presentation entitled “Oneida Utopia: A Community Searching for Human Happiness & Prosperity” Author, and former Oneida Community Mansion House Curator Anthony Wonderly will present on his new book of the same name. This event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for sale afterwards and Wonderly will sign copies. For more information, call 315.363.4136 or visit mchs1900.org.

On Saturday, July 21, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host its 2, Annual “Pig & Swig on the Canal.” The event showcases local craft beers, entertainment from Central New York’s hottest bands and delicious barbeque from local food trucks. For more information, visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Sunday, July 22, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation will host a historic barn tour starting at Buyea’s Hardware parking lot. Come and hear prominent architect and preservation planner Carl Stearns who will guide you on a tour of some of the area’s historic barns to better understand construction details, skill and art that define these important structures. Car pools will be set up at Buyea’s. There is no charge for this event. For more information, visit cazpreservation.org.

From Monday July 23, through Friday July 27, 9 am to 3 p.m. each day the Lorenzo State Historic Site will host a Summer Day Camp at Rippleton School House. Students will experience a new adventure every day exploring 19, century life through art, nature and science. Open to children ages 8.13. For more information or to register call 315.655.3200.

On Tuesday, July 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Tuesday, July 24, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society will host their weekly farmers market. Come, shop and support local vendors selling fruits, vegetables and more. There will be storytelling every week from the Friends of the Oneida Library as well as special themed weeks. For more information, visit mchs1900.org or call 315.363.4136.

On Tuesday, July 24, at 6 p.m. the Oneida Community Mansion House will host “Tuesday on the Towpath.” The ride will talk about the Oneida Community impact on Sherrill and Kenwood and explore the connection to Oneida and the Oneida Rail Trail spur. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call 315.363.0745 or visit oneidacommunity.org.

On Thursday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Friday, July 27, at 7 p.m. the New Woodstock Regional Historical Society will host a special concert with music provided by Swinging a Miss at Heritage Park (corner of School Street and Route 13 in New Woodstock). For more information, visitnwoodstockhistoricalsoc@gmail.com or visit newwoodstocknyhistory.com.

On Sunday, July 29, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. the Rome Historical Society invites you to take part in its inaugural “Tour of Homes” community celebration. Come and visit eight noteworthy properties that will have their unique histories as the historical society re.activates a beloved community tradition during Honor American Days weekend. Tour guests will not only learn about the histories of each building, but also the local communities when they were built. Special exhibits and activities will be available at many of the tour stops. Following your tour stop into the historical society to see special displays relevant to the properties you just went through. Tickets may be purchased starting July 2, at the Rome Historical Society and a number of local businesses. Tickets are $15 for historical society members or $20 for non.members. Proceeds from this event benefit the Rome Historical Society. For more information, visitromehistoricalsociety.org or call 315.366.5870.

On Tuesday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Tuesday, July 31, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society will host their weekly farmers market. Come, shop and support local vendors selling fruits, vegetables and more. There will be storytelling every week from the Friends of the Oneida Library as well as special themed weeks. For more information, visit mchs1900.org or call 315.363.4136.

On Thursday, Aug. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. the Town of Madison Historical Society will host a special presentation by Marissa Nolan entitled “Quirks & Perks of working in Central Park.” Nolan, the new Senior Educator for the Rogers’ Environmental Education will speak on her history working at the park and include some park history. In additional to Nolan representatives from the Southern Madison Heritage Trust, Kirkland Trains, Partnership for Community Development, Chenango Canal Association, Rogers Environmental Education Center and “Leave No Trace” will be on hand to offer information on their trails. There is no charge for this event. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit friendsofrogers.org or call 607.674.4733.

On Saturday, Aug. 4, at 10:30 am The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation and the Central New York North Country Trail Association are hosting a hiking tour of the old mills along Cazenovia Creek. Starting at Buyea’s Hardware Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz will lead the hike exploring along Riverside Drive to Mill Street. Attendees then will return and take the gorge trail to see remnants of the mill along the creek. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call Scott Sellers, 315.440.7076

Emancipation Day Aug. 4th

From Monday Aug. 6, through Friday Aug. 10, from 9 am to 12 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host a special “Innovation on the Erie” STEM kids camp. A fun hands on program for kids aged 8.12. Students will learn about science, technology and gain STEM skills fur future success. Registration is $75 for members and $100 for non.members. For more information or to register, visit  chittenangolanding.com.

On Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society will host their weekly farmers market. Come, shop and support local vendors selling fruits, vegetables and more. There will be storytelling every week from the Friends of the Oneida Library as well as special themed weeks. For more information, visit mchs1900.org or call 315.363.4136.

On Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host their monthly “Coffee with Friends.” New and current volunteers and community members are encouraged to come in, reconnect and learn about opportunities available at the museum. There is no charge for this event. For more information, visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. the Erieville/Nelson Heritage Society will host a special presentation by Railroad Historian John Taibi entitled “A Soldier’s Journey through the Heart of the Park.” Come and hear one of central New York’s best storytellers talk about his father’s return home after being a prisoner of war during World War II. Utilizing family photos, journals and stories Taibi will talk about the time his father and mother spent in the Adirondack Park shortly after his father’s return. There is no charge for this event. The talk will take place at the Nelson Town Hall.

On Thursday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Friday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. the New Woodstock Regional Historical Society will host a special concert with music provided by Gary Robertson at Heritage Park (corner of School Street and Route 13 in New Woodstock). For more information, emailnwoodstockhistoricalsoc@gmail.com or visit newwoodstocknyhistory.com.

On Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society will host their weekly farmers market. Come, shop and support local vendors selling fruits, vegetables and more. There will be storytelling every week from the Friends of the Oneida Library as well as special themed weeks. For more information, visit mchs1900.org or call 315.363.4136.

On Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. the Pompey Historical Society will have a special presentation on “The Fashions of the World War I Era by Kirsten Schoonmaker at the Pompey Town Hall. Schoonmaker, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design at the Syracuse University School of Design will examine the innovations in textiles that occurred during World War I with discussion about the impact the war had on these innovations. There is no charge for this event. For more information, visit pompeyhistorical.org.

On Thursday, Aug. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Thursday, Aug. 16, at 7 the Oneida Public Library will continue their monthly discussion entitled “Great War and Writings from the Front.” Led by Professor Roxanna Pisiak from Morrisville Public Library and Oneida Public Library Assistant Director Tom Murray this month’s discussion will be about Mary Borden’s autobiographical stories about an American nurse’s experiences at the Front as collected in The Forbidden Zone. Copies of the books can be made available for participants who sign up for the discussion at the library check out desk. For more information, call the library at 315.363.5050.

On Saturday, Aug. 18, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host a special “Strikeout Cancer” Vintage Baseball Game. Come and watch as the Chittenango Rough N Readies battle the Bouckville Summits, the “Pride of Cider Town.” The event will feature ice cream, food trucks and fun for the whole family. Proceeds will benefit the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum’s education programming and the Patrick Wiese Foundation. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visitchittenangolanding.com.

On Sunday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. the Historic Oakwood Cemetery Preservation Association will host a special walking tour entitled “Goin’ Like Sixty…to Section 60.” Sue Greenhagen will lead the tour telling stories of the interesting folks interred in section 60. The tour is free but donations are accepted. The tours happen rain or shine, but are cancelled for thunder or lightning. Follow the tour sings to the starting point at the columbarium near the Comstock Gate. For more information, call Sue Greenhagen at 315.684.3418.

On Monday, Aug. 20, the New Woodstock Regional Historical Society will host a their monthly meeting featuring a special presentation by a speaker to be announced. For more information, contact Roger Cook by phone 315.447.0476 or email codeman@gmail.com.

On Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society will host their weekly farmers market. Come, shop and support local vendors selling fruits, vegetables and more. There will be storytelling every week from the Friends of the Oneida Library as well as special themed weeks. For more information, visit mchs1900.org or call 315.363.4136.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Friday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. the Friends of Lorenzo will host a special “Movie on the Lawn” at the Lorenzo State Historic Site. More information to come.

On Friday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. the New Woodstock Regional Historical Society will host a special concert with music provided by TBD at Heritage Park (corner of School Street and Route 13 in New Woodstock). For more information, emailnwoodstockhistoricalsoc@gmail.com or visit newwoodstocknyhistory.com.

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society will host their weekly farmers market. Come, shop and support local vendors selling fruits, vegetables and more. There will be storytelling every week from the Friends of the Oneida Library as well as special themed weeks. For more information, visit mchs1900.org or call 315.363.4136.

On Thursday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host blacksmithing demonstrations. Come and watch local blacksmith Mike Allen demonstrate the traditional art and trade of blacksmithing utilizing Erie Canal era tools and techniques. Demonstrations will take place at the Chittenango Landing John Cryan Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 315.687.3801 or visit chittenangolanding.com.

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