Greater Oneonta Historical Society

Visit the History Center

In 2001, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society purchased the Bissell Block, the oldest brick building on Main Street. The immediate need for the Society is to restore and renovate the second and third floors of 183 Main Street to become suitable for the large cache of archives the Society has accumulated. The goal of the Society is to make the new building a premiere site for viewing archives of the Greater Oneonta area, provide a place for people to conduct research and attend numerous programs about local history. In time, and as finances allow, the Society will bring archives out of storage. Your financial and volunteer support will help the Society add to the improving quality of life in the old central city business district.

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.

Spring Hours

Wednesday – Friday 12pm – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm

Closed: Sunday – Tuesday