Lee sets bicentennial events

TOWN OF LEE — The town’s series of events for its bicentennial celebration include a "Historical Lecture Series" presentation Thursday, and a car "cruise-in" Friday.

¿ A slideshow on "The Field of Fire: the 146th New York in the Wilderness" will be the topic for the latest lecture series program Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 5808 Stokes-Lee Center Road. The presentation on the 146th New York Regiment in the Civil War will be offered by Cheryl Pula.

Known as the 5th Oneida County Regiment, the 146th New York Volunteers were raised in Oneida County, and were practically annihilated at the Battle of the Wilderness. The lecture series, free and open to the public, continues on the second and fourth Thursdays through October.

¿ The Tappet Twirlers Car Club will hold a car "cruise-in" event Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the Town Hall. Car club members will meet in Rome at 5:30 p.m. at the St John’s Church parking lot, East Dominick Street, and cruise to the town hall in parade formation. Food will be available, and there will be music by Kevin Quinn of radio station WODZ.

Town bicentennial calendars and the commemorative "Leeopoly" board game will be available for purchase at both events. Visit townofleeny.org online.