Detour Utica talk April 7


UTICA — Oneida County History Center will host Detour Utica, an innovative new project focusing on the history of the Baggs Square area in downtown Utica, on Wednesday, April 7.  

The Oneida County History Center will present Ryan Miller and Geoff Storm, the project creators who will share insights on how the project was born, the research involved, and other details of its development. The presentation will be held online via Zoom.

The project uses modern technology to present the past in new ways. Miller and his team worked extensively with local historians and citizens to collect stories of some of the major landmarks of Baggs Square: where the city of Utica began, and what has now become a center or revitalization. Available via phone, or desktop computer, Utica Detour delivers interactive 3D buildings, historic photographs, documents, and even a walking tour with interviews and insightful commentary.

Miller is the director of the ThINCubator, an organization meant to drive innovation and foster a culture of entrepreneurship in Utica. He is a founder of TEDxUtica, YouticaEATS, and co-founder of the Utica Firefly Storytelling Project.

The program will take place at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, and advanced registration is required and can be completed at Registrants will receive a link and instructions on how to join this online event after registration is complete. For more information, contact the History Center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website (


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