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


  • Mondays - Fridays: 12 noon to 4 PM
  • Saturdays: 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.

Oneonta Photographers Exhibit Poster        Hops for History Poster        GOHS Auction Poster

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Visit the History Center in 3D!

Oneonta's Own: The State Militia & the National Guard in Oneonta, 1812-2003 can now be viewed in 3D at

Building Challenge

Completion of the Oneonta History Center is within grasp! Please help make it happen.

Two generous (and anonymous) local donors will match all gifts to the Building Fund from now until August 31, 2018 – up to $30,000! Success in meeting this match will be a major step in GOHS’ efforts to raise the $80,000 balance needed to complete this major initiative. The entire renovation project is estimated at $330,000. In June 2017, Senator Jim Seward announced that GOHS would receive a legislative grant of $250,000 for capital expenditures towards the project. GOHS needs to raise the $80,000 difference between the estimate and the grant amount. These funds will comprise the start-up money needed to begin the project and enable a series of grant reimbursements.

The second floor, dedicated to collections storage and, is near completion. The third floor ballroom awaits restoration to enable its use by GOHS and the greater com.munity. The third floor will also include a gallery for the display of historic artifacts, an ADA-compliant restroom, and a kitchen. The exterior will receive much-needed brick restoration as well as the restoration of the historic ceramic tile entry.

You can help. Please consider making a generous gift to GOHS by August 31 and double your impact through the anonymous match. Your options include:

  1. Make your contribution here by credit card;
  2. Mail your donation check to GOHS, PO Box 814, Oneonta, NY 13820, with "building project" in the memo line;
  3. Drop by the History Center, where donations can be made by credit card or in cash; or
  4. Make a donation of stock to GOHS through the Oneonta office of Wells Fargo.

Interested in helping, but can't make a donation now!? Please complete and return a Challenge Match Pledge Commitment.

If you have questions or need more information, contact or 607-432-0960.

Thank you!

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