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


  • Fridays 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 10:00 AM to 4:00 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.

Oneontas Markets Poster        2017 Hops for History Poster        2017 Auction Poster

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The Oneonta Theatre needs us and we need the Oneonta Theatre!

The Oneonta Theatre has been a part of downtown Oneonta for 120 years. In 1897 a group of local business people and civic leaders pooled their resources to build and staff the theater. They hired theater designer turned architect Leon Lempert, Sr. of Buffalo. The result was a state of the art facility for vaudeville. Over the years as popular culture changed, the Oneonta Theatre hosted hundreds performers and films and entertained generations. Today the Oneonta Theatre's future is in doubt. The Greater Oneonta Society and other groups and individuals are working to ensure that the theater continues to be part of the Downtown Oneonta Historic District and a vibrant and critical part of the city's downtown revitalization.

Look in this space for updates on progress in saving the Oneonta Theatre and how you can help.

Oneonta Theatre Marquee 1967

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