The Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee St. in Utica, has scheduled a presentation celebrating the 190th birthday of influential 19th century New York politician Roscoe Conkling for 7 p.m. Oct. 29.
Born in 1829, Conkling was Oneida County district attorney, mayor of Utica, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1859-63, and a U.S. senator from 1867-1881.
The presentation will be led by WUTR News Director Tom Coyne and examines Conkling’s life and legacy and the cast of characters surrounding him such as Gov. Horatio Seymour, presidents, his mistress, and more.
The suggested donation is $10, $8 for members. The program is in the main gallery; doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The Oneida County History Center is not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving and promoting the history, heritage, and culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley. More information is available at 315-735-3642, www.oneidacountyhistory.org or the history center’s Facebook page.