NY Gives Day 2017

Greater Oneonta
Historical Society

P.O. Box 814
Oneonta, NY 13820


Welcome to GOHS

Founded in 1939, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society, formerly the Upper Susquehanna Historical Society, strives to preserve the heritage of the Greater Oneonta area and to educate the population by offering programs which familiarize area citizens with local history. As an organization, we work to enhance the future by providing a tradition on which our contemporary culture can be based and out of which it can grow.


GOHS History Center at 183 Main Street

Hours

  • Friday December 1: 12 PM to 4 PM
  • Saturday December 2: 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Tuesday December 5: 12 PM to 4 PM
  • Thursday December 7: 5 to 8 PM
  • Friday December 8: 12 PM to 4 PM
  • Saturday December 9: 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Tuesday December 12: 12 PM to 4 PM
  • Friday December 15: 12 PM to 4 PM
  • Saturday December 16: 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Sunday December 17: 12 PM to 4 PM
  • Monday December 18: 12 PM to 4 PM
  • Tuesday December 19: 12 PM to 4 PM
  • Wednesday December 20: 12 PM to 4 PM
  • Thursday December 21: 12 PM to 8 PM
  • Friday December 22: 12 PM to 4 PM
  • Saturday December 23: 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Friday December 29: 12 PM to 3 PM
  • Saturday December 30: 10 AM to 4 PM

*Other times for special events or by prior arrangement.



Upcoming Events & News

Click here to see our Upcoming Events Calendar and other important news.




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Oneonta Theatre Update

Over the past three months there have been a half dozen meetings in efforts to help attract a new owner for the Oneonta Theatre who will preserve the National Register property as a performance space. These meetings have been attended by city officials, members of GOHS, the Friends of the Oneonta Theatre (FOTOT), Otsego 2000, and others, often including owner Tom Cormier. In August Cormier gave the group a tour of the theater. The amount of investment he has put into the theater is impressive, as is the effort of FOTOT volunteers to help. The subsequent meetings have focused on how this “working group” might help to find an appropriate owner. Some of the progress to date includes:

  • City Hall has targeted $100,000 of the 2018 Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) funds for “technical assistance”. The GOHS Board of Trustees has approved applying for funds for a feasibility study by an historic theater team. Such a study is an important step toward attracting a buyer. No GOHS funds will be spent on such a study. As of this writing, the City awaits final State approval for the technical assistance line in the DRI budget.
  • The theater, which has not been used in a year, must be winterized, remain mold-free, and be otherwise in good condition for prospective buyers. FOTOT has offered to help Cormier financially with winterization.
  • The group will look into funding from the Preservation League of New York State’s Endangered Properties Intervention Program (EPIP) to repair a roof leak.

The group hopes to “go public” in early 2018 with concrete plans to help save the historic theater.

Oneonta Theatre Marquee 1967



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