The History Center is open Wednesday - Friday 12-4pm; Saturday 10am-4pm with health and safety protocols in effect.

Greater Oneonta History Society

About GOHS

The Greater Oneonta Historical Society (GOHS) is a non-profit organization with a membership of more than four hundred, including a seventeen-member Board of Trustees. As one of the largest local history groups in Central New York, GOHS works to preserve the heritage of the city and town of Oneonta.

GOHS’ holdings of thousands of items consist of photographs, postcards, portraits, clothing, ephemera, and many other historical objects and materials from life in the Upper Susquehanna region. These arts, artifacts, and archives are housed at GOHS’ Oneonta History Center at 183 Main Street in the oldest brick building in the Downtown Oneonta Historic District. The History Center also includes permanent and temporary exhibitions and displays, a resource library, and a gift shop.
Admission is free.

Our Mission

The Greater Oneonta Historical Society (GOHS) and its History Center promote Greater Oneonta’s past by collecting and preserving authentic objects and documents, disseminating knowledge, and providing stimulating educational experiences through dynamic programs and exhibitions. 

Our Staff

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Marcela Micucci, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Carlene Bermann

Carlene Bermann

History Center Attendant

Sharon Stuart

Sharon Stuart

History Center Attendant

Wayne Wright

Wayne Wright

Volunteer Librarian

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Andrew Kendall

Collections Assistant

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Deb Bruce

Database Coordinator

Bylaws

  • Original GOHS Bylaws adopted by Trustees and Officers on March 20, 2000
  • Revision to original Article III, Section 6 revised by vote of the membership on October 11, 2006
  • Completely revised GOHS Bylaws adopted by Trustees and Officers on January 2, 2013
  • Revised GOHS Bylaws adopted by the GOHS membership on April 17, 2013
  • Revision to Article V, VI, and VII approved by the GOHS membership on April 1, 2015
  • Revisions to Articles V and VI approved by the GOHS membership on October 7, 2015

Board Members

John Pontius

John Pontius

President

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Shelley Wallace

Vice President

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Alex Miller

Treasurer

Kim Back

Kim Back

Secretary

George Allen

George Allen

Tom Crabtree

Thomas Crabtree

Adrian Van

Adrian Van Essendelft

Gary Wickham

Gary Wickham

Ryan Selzner

Ryan Selzner

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Matthew Hendley, Ph.D.

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Kevin Herrick

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Robert Holstead

Liz Morley

Liz Morley

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Tina Winstead