Tuesday, August 11, 6:00PM - HOME SWEET HOME EXHIBIT OPENING During the early years of the 20th century, several of Utica's iconic neighborhoods were planned by the nationally renowned firm of Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted also designed Utica's park system, as well as Central Park in New York City. Home Sweet Home profiles Utica's Olmsted-designed neighborhoods including Ridgewood, Proctor Boulevard, and Sherman Gardens. Join former Oneida County Historian Virginia Kelly and architect Michael Lehman for a look back into the Utica of a century ago!
Monday, August 17, 6:00PM—"Old Main" Book Premiere Few buildings in Utica inspire as much curiosity as the former New York State Lunatic Asylum, known better as "Old Main". Built in 1843, this architectural gem was a pioneering facility in the treatment of the mentally ill. Prolific local author Dennis Webster's latest book details the rich history of Old Main, its cultural impact, and lore surrounding the building. Join Dennis as he illustrates not only Old Main's history, but also the research that went into creating this important—and unique—publication!