His­tory-re­lated events com­ing up around the area

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - History - Com­piled by Madi­son County His­to­rian Matthew Urtz

Spring is in the air and we have lots of fun and ex­cit­ing his­tor­i­cal events this month in CNY

Satur­day March 5

At 1 p.m. the Oneida County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will host a panel dis­cus­sion en­ti­tled “The Syr­ian Com­mu­nity.” De­scen­dants of Syr­ian im­mi­grants: Carol Koury Pot­ter, Rose Toukatly, Mary Nas­si­mos and Bob Zaloom will tell show pic­tures and tell per­sonal sto­ries of nearly 70 Syr­ian fam­i­lies liv­ing in Utica at the start of World War I. This pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.onei­da­coun­ty­his­tory.org or call (315) 735-3642.

Wed­nes­day March 9

At 7 p.m. the Cazen­ovia Preser­va­tion Foun­da­tion and the Cazen­ovia Pub­lic Li­brary will host “From Bin­g­ley to Busti,” the story of a Madi­son County mill that ex­isted for nearly 160 years, be­fore be­ing torn down. Rem­nants from the mill are now part of a thriv­ing mill in western NY, and the miller’s home is a res­i­dence in an­other town. There is no charge. For in­for­ma­tion, visit http://cazp­reser­va­tion.org.

Satur­day March 12

From 8 a.m. un­til 4 p.m. Onondaga County Com­mu­nity Col­lege will host the Cen­tral New York Na­tional His­tory Day Com­pe­ti­tion. His­tory Day is a year-long ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram spon­sored by the New York State His­tor­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion that en­cour­ages stu­dents to ex­plore lo­cal, state, na­tional and world his­tory. Stu­dents se­lect a his­tor­i­cal topic that re­lates to this year’s theme, “Ex­plore, En­counter, Ex­change,” and re­search it us­ing li­braries, ar­chives, mu­se­ums and oral his­tory in­ter­views. Each stu­dent’s fi­nal pro­ject is pre­sented be­fore a grad­ing com­mit­tee. Lo­cal pro­ject win­ners will be el­i­gi­ble to take part in the state-wide com­pe­ti­tion in Coop­er­stown. The dead­line for en­tries is Feb. 27. For in­for­ma­tion, call Scott Peal at (315)- 4281864, ex. 317.

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From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Oneida Com­mu­nity Man­sion House will host a bas­ket-mak­ing work­shop with Linda Scherz Allen of Adiron­dack Bas­ketry. She has been weav­ing for nearly 30 years and has taught bas­ketry through­out the United States. $55 in­cludes all ma­te­ri­als with choice of col­ors. Bring a bag lunch. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter please call (315) 363-0745.

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At 1 p.m. the Oneida County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety show the movie “A Thou­sand and One Jour­neys… The Arab Amer­i­cans.” John Zogby, pro­ducer Abe Kasbo and Mark Harf will host the pre­sen­ta­tion. The film chron­i­cles pow­er­ful sto­ries of im­mi­grants from the Middle East, North Africa, and the Ara­bian Penin­sula while cel­e­brat­ing their ac­com­plish­ments in pur­suit of the ‘Amer­i­can Dream.’ This pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.onei­da­coun­ty­his­tory.org or call (315) 735-3642.

Sun­day March 13

At 2 p.m. the Vil­lage of Clin­ton His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will host a talk en­ti­tled “One Room Schools in Kirk­land.” More in­for­ma­tion to come. There is no charge for this event. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.clin­ton­his­tory.org, or call (315) 859-1392.

Thurs­day March 17

At 7:30 p.m. the Town of Mar­shall His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will host a pre­sen­ta­tion by Oneida County His­to­rian Joe Bot­tini en­ti­tled “TBD.” For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Yvonne Brady via email at yb­sky­line@gmail.com.

Satur­day March 19

At 1 p.m. the Oneida County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will host “Wind of the Land.” Dr. Eu­gene Nas­sar, Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus of Utica Col­lege and Founder and Di­rec­tor of the Eth­nic Her­itage Stud­ies Cen­ter at Utica Col­lege, will tell his per­sonal sto­ries grow­ing up in a Le­banese Chris­tian fam­ily in the Ital­ian neigh­bor­hood in East Utica. This pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. For more in- for­ma­tion, visit www.onei­da­coun­ty­his­tory.org or call (315) 735-3642.

Tues­day March 22

At 7 p.m. the Canastota Pub­lic Li­brary will host a spe­cial Canal­side talk on Matilda Joslyn Gage. Sarah Flick will talk about Gage’s his­tory as an abo­li­tion­ist, suf­fragette, de­fender of Na­tive Amer­i­can rights, mother-in-law to L. Frank Ba­mand more. There is no charge for this event. For more in­for­ma­tion please call (315) 697-7030.

Satur­day March 26

At 1 p.m. the Oneida County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will host “The Bos­nian Ex­pe­ri­ence in Oneida County.” Bos­nian Im­mi­grants will tell the sto­ries of why they set­tled in Utica, and the dis­cov­er­ies and chal­lenges they en­coun­tered as they ad­justed

to their new life. Fea­tured speak­ers in­clude Mo­hawk Val­ley Com­mu­nity Col­lege Pro­fes­sor Dina Radi­jas, Rome City Hos­pi­tal Nurse Amelia Thomp­son and Utica’s first Bos­nian po­lice of­fi­cer, Edin Se­limovic. This pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. For in­for­ma­tion, visit www.onei­da­coun­ty­his­tory.org or call (315) 735-3642.

Wed­nes­day March 30

At 7 p.m. the Friends of Lorenzo will host their an­nual meet­ing at the Linck­laen House. Upon com­ple­tion of the meet­ing Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion Hop Spe­cial­ist will present a talk on “Hops in Madi­son County: Then and Now.” Reser­va­tions are re­quired. For in­for­ma­tion or to re­serve a place call (315) - 655-3200.

Satur­day April 2

At 1 p.m. the Oneida County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will host a book sign­ing and pre­sen­ta­tion by au­thor Roger Cham­bers. Cham­bers will present and sign copies of his book, “A sense of Place: An Al­manac of Fes­ti­vals in the Mo­hawk Val­ley.” This pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. For in­for­ma­tion visit www.onei­da­coun­ty­his­tory.org or call (315) 735-3642.

Con­tact Matthew Urtz: PO Box 668, Wampsville, NY 13163; (315) 3662453; Matthew.urtz@madis­on­county.ny.gov; http://www.madis­on­county.ny.gov/his­to­rian/home

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