Educator shares history of Savage Arms


UTICA — The Oneida County History Center welcomes Lou Parotta for a discussion on the history of Savage Arms.

This local arms manufacturer played an integral role in weapons production for World War I and II. Savage Arms sent its arms business to Massachusetts after the Allies defeated the Axis Powers in WWII, and began to manufacture ice cream coolers and washing machines. By the 1960s, this once-prominent company that employed thousands in the Utica area closed its local operation.

Parrotta teaches at Proctor High School in Utica and is actively involved in many aspects of the local community. This in person event will be at the History Center on April 23, at 1 p.m. or virtually via Zoom. Visit to register for the virtual presentation.

After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.


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