2018 TOURISM

Spring is in the air and there are lots of great historical events coming to a town near you!!!

Monday April 2nd at 7:00 pm the Fabius Historical Society will host a special presentation by Skaneateles resident Ron Beavers at the Fabius Community Center. Beavers will talk about the railroad industry during the 19th century. There is no charge for this event. Refreshments will be served following the program. For more information please call Sandy Beglinger at 315-683-5878.

 

Saturday April 7th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm the Madison County Historical Society will host a special program by local author Norman K. Dann. Dann will talk about his new book Peter Smith of Peterboro: Furs, Land and Anguish. Dann has written six books on the descendants of Peter Smith but this is his first book on Peter. Following the talk the historical Society will have a special exhibit on Peter Smith. For more information please visit www.mchs1900.org or call 315-363-4136.

 

Wednesday April 11th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am 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 please visit www.chittenangolanding.com.

 

Thursday April 12th at 6:00 pm the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host “Paint Time with Lisa.” Local artist Lisa Billington will give you step by step directions to create the feature painting. At the end of the class you will have your own masterpiece and be amazed that you created it. Attendees must be 21 or older and bring a beverage of their choice. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased through www.chittenangolanding.com.

 

Friday April 13th at 6:30 pm the Morrisville Public Library welcomes Morrisville Village Historian Sue Greenhagen who will present on new items she has collected. Come and see the new photos, artifacts and more as well as the stories behind them. There is no charge for this event. For more information please call 315-684-9130.

 

Saturday April 14th at 6:00 pm the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host a “Trout Masterclass.” Professional North American Carp Angler Mike McGrath of McGrath and Associations Carp Angling Services will speak about his experiences in fishing. For more information please visit www.chittenangolanding.com.

 

Sunday April 15th at 1:00 pm the Oneida Community Mansion House continues its “Beyond Belief: Religion in American Life” series by welcoming Lynne Barnes, a former member of the Kerista Community to speak about living in a communal setting. The Kerista Community was located in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. Barnes will talk about her experiences living in the community and whether a Utopian Community can succeed. Entry is free to all members, $7 for non-members and $3 for students. For more information visit www.oneidacommunity.org.

 

Thursday April 19th at 7:00 pm the Town of Marshall Historical Society will host a special presentation on Writing Your Own History. Genealogist Gary Ford will show you the best methods to tell your own story in this educational class. There is no charge for this event. For more information please email marshallhistory17@gmail.com.

 

Saturday April 21st from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum will host their 13th annual Canal Clean Sweep. Help the museum prepare for the new visitor and educations season by doing a variety of clean-up projects inside the buildings and on the grounds. If you cannot attend you can always donate supplies: Brooms, dustpans, shop-vacs, dust cloths, Windex, Mr. Clean, etc.. You can register at www.chittenangolanding.com, calling Donna Lynch at 315-247-9253 or emailing Donna at dandmlynch@verizon.net.

 

Sunday April 22nd at the Oneida Community Mansion House will host a special Earth Day event. Come and hike the pathway to take care of our environment in this annual litter clean up. There is no charge for this event. For more information please call 315-363-0745 or visit www.oneidacommunity.org.

 

Tuesday April 24th at 7:00 pm the Town of Brookfield Historical Society will host a special presentation with author Francis Lallier at the Giles School House next door to the Historical Society. Lallier will talk about his book Little Country Schools. There is no charge for this event. For more information please call Elizabeth Stalter at 315-861-7661.

 

Tuesday April 24th the Limestone Ridge Historical Society will host a special presentation from Art Zimmer entitled “Hamilton A to Z.” Zimmer will take a look at the changes in the Hamilton business district. The meeting will take place at 223 Main Street, Oriskany Falls. There is no charge for this event. Light refreshments will be served following the event. For more information please call Judy Engle at 315-821-7819.

 

Thursday April 26th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm the Madison County Historical Society will present a Leisure Art Festival for youth at the Kallet Civic Center in Oneida. The event is free and open to the public and will feature special presentations by “Bells and Motley,” the Punch and Judy Puppet Show and a cut paper silhouette workshop with Pamela Vogan Lynch.

 

Saturday April 28th at the Oneida Community Mansion House will host a special Arbor Day event. Come and learn about the 30 plus varieties of trees planted at the Oneida Community mansion House. Nature-based activities and demonstrations for all ages. There is no charge for this event. For more information please call 315-363-0745 or visit www.oneidacommunity.org.

 

Sunday April 29th at 1:00 pm the Oneida Community Mansion House welcomes author Michael Doyle who will present on his new book “The Ministers’ of War: John W. Mears, the Oneida Community and the Crusade for Public Morality.” The book, published by Syracuse University Press, is a riveting account of Presbyterian Minister John W. Mears crusade against the Oneida Community. Following the presentation there will be a reception and book signing. There is no charge for this event. For more information please visit www.oneidacommunity.org or call 315-363-0745.

 

Tuesday May 1st at 3:30 pm the Hamilton Public Library will host a special presentation by Art Zimmer on “Downtown Hamilton Businesses, 1950-1960.” Zimmer will lead attendees on a trip down memory lane with a few surprises thrown in showcasing what industry was there then and ones that still exist now. There is no charge for this event. For more information please call 315-824-3060.

 

Saturday May 5th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm the Madison County Historical Society will sponsor a Heritage Handcraft Leisure Arts Workshop on “the Art of Theorem Painting.” The workshop is for adults aged 13 and up. All materials will be provided. Registration is $30 and required prior to the event (The workshop is limited to 20 participants). This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program a recent program of the New York State Council on the Arts. For more information please call 315-363-4136 or visit www.mchs1900.org.

 

Wednesday May 9th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am 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 please visit www.chittenangolanding.com.

 

Friday May 11th at 6:30 pm the Morrisville Public Library welcomes local historian Judy Lyrek who will present “A walk through Hamilton’s Historic Houses. Come and see the photos and hear the stories behind some of the most prominent houses in the Town of Hamilton. There is no charge for this event. For more information please call 315-684-9130.

 

Thursday May 17th at 7:00 pm the Town of Marshall Historical Society will host a Show & Tell/You are History event. More information to come. There is no charge for this event. For more information please email marshallhistory17@gmail.com.

 

Tuesday May 22nd at 7:00 pm the Town of Brookfield Historical Society will host a special presentation with Clayton Welch. Welch will speak about the book Come Walk with Me by the late Reverend Ernest Clemons, Welch’s brother-in-law. There is no charge for this event. For more information please call Elizabeth Stalter at 315-861-7661.

 

Tuesday May 29th at 6:30 pm the Canastota Public Library will host a special interview with WWII Veteran Boyd Paquin. Paquin was a bombardier in the Eight Air Force 2490th Bomber Group, 851st Squardron. He flew 10 missions in a B-24 before flying 20 missions in a B-17. He completed his 30th mission in late 1944 and then was transferred to Texas to train Brazilian cadets. He returned home, attended Colgate University and then taught in local school districts until 1967. There is no charge for this event. For more information please call 315-366-2453.

 

Tuesday May 29th the Limestone Ridge Historical Society will host a special presentation from Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara. McNamara will talk about how a prosecution is determined. The meeting will take place at 223 Main Street, Oriskany Falls. There is no charge for this event. Light refreshments will be served following the event. For more information please call Judy Engle at 315-821-7819.

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