OCHS Returning to Sangertown Mall - Satellite Bookstore Set for December 6-23 - The historical society will be bringing its newest and most popular titles to the Sangertown Mall this December! Since 2010 the mall has opened its doors for the society's satellite bookstore, which has quickly become a key part of our annual outreach efforts. Staffed entirely by volunteers, the bookstore will be set up in the Sears wing across from "KirkLands" and will operate daily from 10AM to 7PM.
New Exhibit - What the Photographer Saw - Utica in Color - Developed as a tribute to the buildings and builders that have defined our region, this exhibit showcases one dozen enlarged, colorized images that are sure to evoke memories of years past. With the magic of Photoshop, photo archivist Carl Saporito has brought the photographs back into color, allowing us to see the past as it truly existed.
The twelve images in this exhibit explore mid-century Utica. The added color enlivens the scenes, making details pop and showing a vibrant city with impressive landmarks, busy shops, and active streets. The high quality images illustrate changes in style from 1938 to the 1960s and hint at World War II's impact on everyday life. They show a city in motion with half-painted buildings, flashy billboards, and elaborate window displays. Please enjoy this opportunity to see "What the Photographer Saw."
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.