History Center seeks Hall of Fame, award nominations

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UTICA — The Oneida County History Center is seeking nominations for the 2021 Historical Hall of Fame and Living Legends Awards.

This campaign strives to honor outstanding members of the community, past and present, for their service as leaders, pioneers, and advocates, and for their efforts in furthering the region’s industries, culture, and educational opportunities.

Inductees are honored at an annual awards ceremony held each fall and through a permanent display in the History Center’s exhibit gallery.

Past inductees have achieved prominence that reflects credit upon our community, have made substantial contributions that have improved the quality of life in Oneida County, or have enhanced the cultural value and social fabric of the region.

A list of past inductees can be found on the OCHC website News Page.

To submit a nomination, send a nomination form and include a brief bio of the individual that describes their accomplishments and contributions to Oneida County and the Mohawk Valley.

Nominations must be received in writing by Tuesday, July 6, to be considered for this year.

Nomination forms are attached or available on the OCHC website at https://www.oneidacountyhistory.org/news.html

Email can be sent to ochs@oneidacountyhistory.org and use the subject line ‘ HOF/LL, nominee’s last name’

Mail can be sent to Oneida County History Center Attn: Hall of Fame Committee, 1608 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13502.

The Oneida County History Center is a private 501c3 not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving the history, heritage, and culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley for present and future generations. Please contact the History Center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website at www.oneidacountyhistory.org for additional information.

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