Saturday, January 31, 1:00PM - Bagg's Square Memorial Park: Its Birth, Death and Resurrection - Oneida County Historian Joseph P. Bottini details the rich history of the Bagg's Square area, from which grew the city of Utica. The Bagg's Square Memorial Park opened in 1932 and is located on the site of the former Bagg's Hotel. It is west of the site of Old Fort Schuyler, from which grew the city of Utica. This area has experienced significant change over the last two centuries including upheaval, decline, and now a rebirth. Recent interest--which includes an influx of new businesses and the construction of loft apartments--has revived efforts to restore and improve the memorial park as a centerpiece of the neighborhood.
Saturday, February 7 at 1:00PM - Songs of New York State - Traveling musician Dave Ruch presents the history of New York State through a repertoire of songs written during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Brought to you c/o the New York Council for the Humanities.
Saturday, February 21, 1:00PM - A Look at Stamp Collecting - Philatilist William Arthur shares his 40+ years of stamp collecting experience through this special slide presentation, which complements a new Utica Stamp Club exhibit at the society.
Monday–Friday: 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm. Closed Sunday. Admission to the museum is free, though donations are welcome.
Our 5,000square foot museum area has multiple exhibits running concurrently. Events are open to the general public and are accessible to the physically challenged.
The Society's Research Library carries over 250,000 documents and books, tens of thousands of images (photographs, paintings, slides, drawings, etc.) and thousands of artifacts. Many are rare collection items that provide invaluable information for researchers. A $5.00 research fee is required for all non-members to begin any research undertaking.