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Historical events abound in Madison County

Posted 5/11/22

The following is a list of upcoming historical events in the Madison County area: Saturday, May 14 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Cazenovia Heritage & the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation invite members …

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Historical events abound in Madison County

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The following is a list of upcoming historical events in the Madison County area:

Saturday, May 14

9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Cazenovia Heritage & the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation invite members of the community to begin brush removal and clean-up of the historic Farnham Cemetery off Grassy Lane Road in Cazenovia. Coffee and doughnuts will start the day, along with a brief program on the cemetery’s history and inhabitants. Bring weed removal tools, pruners, tarps, and work gloves. Rain date Sunday, May 15. For more information, visit www.cazheritage.org or email info@cazheritage.org.

1 p.m., the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum will open registration, displays, and exhibits for the Madison County AntiRacism Collaborative. Programs beginning at 2 p.m. will include county anti-racism group presentations, Power of the Pen explanations (Thirteenth Amendment, Symbolism of Confederate Flag, Journalism, Municipal Equity, and Reparations), a panel Growing Up Black in Madison County, Teen Abolition Award, and the New York State birth of the NAACP. For more information, call 315-684-3262 or visit www.NationalAbolitionHallofFameandMuseum.org.

Wednesday, May 18

7 p.m. the Fabius & Pompey Historical Societies will have a special presentation on the 1950 census by Laurie MacPherson. MacPherson will discuss what is new and different with this census and how you can access it. There is no charge for this event. Light refreshments will be served following the program. For more information, email Sandra Beglinger at peterpan007@peoplepc.com.   

Thursday, May 19

12 p.m. the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse will host a lunchtime lecture with Ambrose Barbuto, Director of Waterways Maintenance with the NYS Canal Corporation. Barbuto will give a brief overview of the maintenance activities that occurred on the NYS Canal System during the non-navigation season. This talk will take place one day before the beginning of the navigation season on the entire Canal System, a 197 year tradition. Learn all about the fascinating work that goes into keeping this system operational. There is no charge for this event, but a donation of $10 is encouraged. The program will be available in person and online. For more information or to register, visit https://eriecanalmuseum.org/store/product/lecture/.

6:30 p.m. the Canastota Public Library will host a special presentation by John Taibi on his new hook HOJACK.” Taibi, has written more than a dozen books on railroads, will talk about his new book on the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call 315-697-7030.

Friday, May 20

The Lorenzo State Historic Site will be opening for the season. Lorenzo will be open for the 2022 season from May 20 through Oct. 10; Wednesdays through Sundays, and Monday Holidays; from 10 a.m. until 4:30 pm. Guided tours are available every half hour, with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m. Groups of twelve or more may call for a reservation, 315-655-3200, ext. 106. Visitor Center and Gift Shop will also be open during these hours. Grounds, including the formal garden, are open daily from dawn until dusk. Admission is $5 for adults, seniors and students are $4, Children 12 and under are free. Groups of 12 or more can have a discounted rate of $4 with a reservation. For more information, visit the Lorenzo State Historic Site Facebook Page, visit www.parks.ny.gov, or call 315-655-3200.

Saturday, May 21

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Oneida Community Mansion House will host its first annual Oneida Community Mansion House Car Show. Come enjoy this free car show featuring classic cars galore. The event will feature 22 different judged classes in categories such as: Model T’s, Corvettes, Volkswagens, Tractors and more. There will be three awards in each class as well as an overall “Best in Show” winner. The event will have running house tours, as well as specialty offerings like an architectural tour. In addition to all this there will be a DJ, vendors and food trucks. There is no charge for attendees. If you are interested in showing a car it is $15 day of the show. To register or your car, visit https://www.oneidacommunity.org/event-details/car-registration-for-the-1st-annual-oneida-community-mansion-house-car-show. To register or for more information, call Tom Guiler at 315-363-0745 or email tguilder@oneidacommunity.org

10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Cazenovia Heritage will host a special walking tour of the hamlet of New Woodstock conducted by Ted Bartlett and Roger Cook. Participants are to gather shortly before 10 a.m at the old Railroad Depot on Railroad Street. This event is rain or shine. For information, visit www.cazheritage.org or email info@cazheritage.org.

1 p.m., the Lorenzo State Historic Site will host a special presentation on Preserving African American Foodways by Lavada Nahon. Lavada Nahon is the Interpreter of African American History for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. There is no charge for this event. For more information please visit the Lorenzo State Historic Site Facebook Page, visit www.parks.ny.gov, or call 315-655-3200.

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