Greater Oneonta
Historical Society

P.O. Box 814
Oneonta, NY 13820

Welcome to GOHS

Welcome to the website of the Greater Oneonta Historical Society!

Founded in 1939, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society (GOHS), formerly the Upper Susquehanna Historical Society, strives to preserve the heritage of the greater Oneonta, NY, area and to educate by offering programs which familiarize residents and friends of the city and town of Oneonta. GOHS works to enhance the future by preserving the history on which our contemporary culture can be based and out of which it can grow.

GOHS History Center at 183 Main Street

After closing almost four months ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the History Center reopens July 10. GOHS trustees and staff have developed a Safety Plan to help ensure everyone's health upon reopening. Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 15 persons at a time. Masks and social distancing will be required. There will be regular cleaning and disinfecting of high-contact surfaces. Visitors may view the Center's local history displays and exhibits, purchase items from the gift shop, request help with local history questions, make donations, etc. For the time being, there will be no meetings or events held at the Center. The new exhibit on Oneonta's modern architecture will open on Saturday August 1. It will be a soft opening, without a reception.


  • Tuesday 12 noon to 4 PM
  • Wednesday 12 noon to 4 PM
  • Thursday 12 noon to 4 PM
  • Friday 12 noon to 4 PM
  • Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM

Upcoming Events & News

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

Building Blocks of a City poster

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... and visit the History Center in 3D at!

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