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Greater Oneonta History Society

Up from the Ashes: Fighting Fire in Oneonta

Oneonta History Center 183 Main St., Oneonta, NY

GOHS' first exhibition of 2021 is about about the history of firefighting in Oneonta. "Up From the Ashes: Oneonta Shaped by Fire", includes the history of the early fire companies and the Oneonta Fire Department, significant fires, and early firefighting conventions in Otsego County.  

Oneonta Collects History

Oneonta History Center 183 Main St., Oneonta, NY

The exhibition showcases the objects of three local collections, spanning over a century of Oneonta's commercial history from the 1870s - 2000s. The first exhibit, "Safes and Savings," explores objects relating to banking in Oneonta, including savings books, penny banks and safes, and deposit bags. The second, "The Mail We Sent," spotlights historical envelopes, or …

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Two Oneonta Collectors: Selections from the Yager Museum

Oneonta History Center 183 Main St., Oneonta, NY

A continuation of our "Oneonta Collects History" exhibition. "Two Oneonta Collectors - Yager / van Ess: Selections from the Yager Museum" will explore the lives of Willard Yager (1855-1929), an Oneontan who collected objects from Indigenous cultures of the Upper Susquehanna region, and Reverend Louis van Ess (1897-1960), a native of Wisconsin who answered a …

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Black Lives at Hartwick College

Oneonta History Center 183 Main St., Oneonta, NY

"Black Lives at Hartwick: Then and Now," will explore the history of African Americans and African American life at Hartwick Seminary and Hartwick College from the nineteenth century to the present. The exhibition will feature photos and documents from Hartwick College's Paul F. Cooper Jr. Archives.