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

Greater Oneonta History Society

Up from the Ashes Zoom Program

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On Wednesday, March 24, GOHS held a zoom event to coincide with the exhibition, Up from the Ashes: Oneonta Shaped by Fire". Carlene, Bob, Laura, and historian Jim Loudon presented on Oneonta's history of fires, and present and past firefighters Frank Russo, Jim Maloney, and Mike Mancini shared some of their stories and insight into the OFD. Mike …

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Downtown DRI Walking Tour

Oneonta History Center 183 Main St., Oneonta, NY

With Bob Brzozowski and Mayor Gary Herzig, a downtown tour focused on the results and plans of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. All Walking Tours are by donation and begin at the History Center at 183 Main Street at 7pm, unless otherwise noted. Reservations are not required. Additional Tours may also be added to the lineup!

Main Street in the late 1960s Walking Tour

Oneonta History Center 183 Main St., Oneonta, NY

A nostalgic tour of Main Street in the 1960s, led by Oneonta natives Liz Morley and Art Torrey. All Walking Tours are by donation and begin at the History Center at 183 Main Street at 7pm, unless otherwise noted. Reservations are not required. Additional Tours may also be added to the lineup!

“Electric Lake” Walking Tour

Oneonta History Center 183 Main St., Oneonta, NY

Join us on Sunday, July 18 as Jim Loudon, author of "Electric Lake," leads a tour of the site of the former lake. Keep in mind, this tour may be strenuous and require walking through mud or even water. Wear hiking boots, bring insect repellent, and be wary of ticks! Be advised, this tour meets …

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Oneonta Past and Future Downtown Walking Tour

Oneonta History Center 183 Main St., Oneonta, NY

With Bob Brzozowoski and City Code Enforcement Officer Stephen Yerly. All Walking Tours are by donation and begin at the History Center at 183 Main Street at 7pm, unless otherwise noted. Reservations are not required. Additional Tours may also be added to the lineup!

Sixth Ward Walking Tour

Oneonta History Center 183 Main St., Oneonta, NY

Join historian and Oneontan John Nader on Saturday, August 14, as he leads a tour of Oneonta's Sixth Ward neighborhood (or the lower deck), exploring the lives of diverse working people in the early-twentieth century and the places and institutions they created. This Walking Tour is by donation and will meet off River Street at …

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“Electric Lake” Walking Tour – CANCELED

Oneonta History Center 183 Main St., Oneonta, NY

On Sunday, October 10, Jim Loudon, historian and author of "Electric Lake: Oneonta's Forgotten Gem," will lead us on a tour at the site of the former lake. Keep in mind, this tour may be strenuous and require walking through mud or even water. Wear hiking boots, bring insect repellent, and be wary of ticks! …

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GOHS Annual Dinner

Toscana Northern Italian Grill 76 Chestnut St, Oneonta, NY

GOHS's Annual Dinner will return this fall with a fundraising celebration at Toscana on Chestnut Street. The dinner will be held on Thursday, October 14, from 5:30pm to 8pm. Tickets will be available for $50 for GOHS members and $55 for non-GOHS members, and will include passed appetizers, salad, choice of an entrée, and dessert. …

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Bob Brzozowski’s Retirement Reception

Foothills Performing Arts Center 24 Market St, Oneonta, NY

On Tuesday, October 19, from 6pm to 8pm we will hold a long-awaited retirement reception for our previous Executive Director Bob Brzozowski. We hope all of our members and friends will join us at the Foothills Performing Arts Center to celebrate Bob's twenty-year tenure with GOHS! Refreshments and cake will be served and a cash bar will be …

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GOHS Annual Meeting

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GOHS will hold our Annual Meeting (via Zoom) on Wednesday, November 3 at 6:30pm. The Annual Meeting is open to GOHS members and friends. Please use the Zoom link here to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82419910753?pwd=M3k0anVEN0JmT2E4YXRITExhZ05oQT09.

GOHS Online Annual Benefit Auction

Online

In addition to the live auction, GOHS will be offering an online auction again this year. This auction will begin online one week prior to the live auction, at noon on Friday, November 12, and will remain open through 5pm on Sunday, November 21. Each auction will offer different objects and experiences, so be sure …

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GOHS Live Annual Benefit Auction

Quality Inn 5206 NY-23, Oneonta, NY

GOHS's largest fundraiser of the year, our Benefit Auction, is planned for Friday evening, November 19 at the Quality Inn on Route 23 with Kevin Herrick as our auctioneer. Doors open at 5:30pm, and the live auction will kick off at 6pm sharp! Admission is free, and the Quality Inn will have drinks and food …

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