People are invited to grab their cameras and learn about the people, places, and events that shaped the region as part of the Oneida County History Center’s third annual historical selfie scavenger hunt in August.
All ages are encouraged to embark upon a county or city-wide scavenger hunt and document their journey with a photo or selfie. Prizes will be awarded for children age 18 and under.
People can pick up a clue sheet and instructions at the History Center or download from the organization’s website, www.oneidacountyhistory.org, starting Thursday, Aug. 1.
Participants may select an Oneida County or Utica-based hunt and follow the clues to historical sites, monuments, and markers around the greater Mohawk Valley. People can take a selfie at each destination after learning about the location’s history and then share their adventure by posting photos and tagging the History Center on Facebook (@OneidaCountyHistory), Instagram (@ochc_localhistory), or Twitter (@OCHCTweet).
Upon completion, participants can bring evidence of their journey to the Oneida County History Center, at 1608 Genesee St. in Utica.
The first five individuals to complete a hunt will receive a History Center membership and a fun gift. All entries will be entered to win the grand prize gift basket, plus children 18 and under will receive a participation prize.
All entries must be submitted in person at the History Center by 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30. For information, contact Rebecca McLain at email@example.com or 315-735-3642.
The Oneida County History Center, formerly the Oneida County Historical Society, is a private, not-for-profit educational institution and is dedicated to preserving history and promoting the culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley. Admission to this program is free for the general public; donations are encouraged. For information, contact the History Center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website (www.oneidacountyhistory.org).