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Events to highlight history in Madison County

Posted 3/8/22

WAMPSVILLE — Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz invites the public to a host of upcoming events in Madison County. They include: Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. — Cazenovia Heritage and the …

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Events to highlight history in Madison County

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WAMPSVILLE — Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz invites the public to a host of upcoming events in Madison County.

They include:

Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. — Cazenovia Heritage and the Cazenovia Public Library will host The Old Stone Schoolhouse Studio and Residence of Merrill Bailey, a presentation by Carl Stearns. The house has been vacant for many years and is threatened by deterioration. Carl recently was granted access inside and will share images and his perspective on the house as a witness to rural schooling, steam railroading, and landscape painting. For information, visit www.cazheritage.org or email info@cazheritage.org.

Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. — The Oneida County History Center Celebrates Women Composers with the Hamilton College Choir. OCH will host a performance by the choir in celebration of Women’s History Month. Under the baton of Charlotte Botha, the choir explores the near and far reaches of North American choral landscapes through the voices of women composers including Amy Beach, Reena Esmail, Merrill Garbus, Jocelyn Hagen, Dolly Parton, Zanaida Robles, Queen Lili’uokalani, and Caroline Shaw. There is no charge for this event but donations are encouraged. For information, call 315-735-3642 or visit www.oneidacountyhistory.org.

Saturday, March 19 at 1 p.m. — The Fabius and Pompey Historical Societies will host a presentation by Dale Vedder on the CNY war efforts during the American Revolution. There is no charge for this event. Light refreshments will be served. For information, email Sandra Beglinger at peterpan007@peoplepc.com.

Wednesday, March 23 at 6 p.m. — The Oneida Community Mansion House will host a six-part reading and discussion group on the theme of Votes for Women! OCMH Director of Museum Affairs Tom Guiler will lead the group discussion, which will feature reading a text every three weeks with a follow up discussion. The program is free. Spacing is limited so participants are encouraged to sign up in advance. For information or to reserve a spot, contact Guiler at 315-363-0745 or email tguiler@oneidacommunity.org.

Thursday, March 24 at 5 p.m.— The Oneida Community Mansion House will host From the Mansion House to Your House, Preservation in Action, via Zoom. Join Director of Building and Grounds Mike Colmey, Director of Museum Affairs Tom Guiler and Director of Guest Services Chelsea Scheuerman via Zoom for a recorded behind the scenes look at how the team is preserving the Mansion House for the next 160 years. The recording will be followed by live Q&A with the directors. There is no charge for this event. Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged. For information or to reserve a spot, contact Guiler at 315-363-0745 or email tguiler@oneidacommunity.org.

Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m. — Cazenovia Heritage will host a presentation Women of Cazenovia & Madison County by Matthew Urtz, Madison County historian, at the First Presbyterian Church Meeting House in Cazenovia. Urtz will talk about some of the most prominent women in the history of Madison County and Cazenovia and how they impacted their local communities, the state and the U.S. There is no charge for this event. For information, visit www.cazheritage.org or email info@cazheritage.org.

Thursday, March 31 at 6 p.m. — The DeRuyter Public Library will host a presentation Madison County in WWI by Matthew Urtz, Madison County historian. Urtz will look at how the war impacted the home front and tell some of the stories of some soldiers who served overseas. There is no charge for this event. For information, call 315-852-6262.

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