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Madison County outlines series of upcoming historical events

Posted 2/2/22

The following is a list of upcoming historical events over the next few months in the Madison County area. Monday, Feb. 7 at 4 p.m., the Hamilton Public Library will host a special veteran’s …

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Madison County outlines series of upcoming historical events

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The following is a list of upcoming historical events over the next few months in the Madison County area:

Monday, Feb. 7 at 4 p.m., the Hamilton Public Library will host a special veteran’s interview with Korean War Veteran Russell Chase. Chase will sit down and talk about his experiences in the Army in Japan and Korea with Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call 315-366-2453.

Sunday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Lorenzo Driving Competition will host “Horses and Hot Chocolate” on the grounds of the Lorenzo State Historic Site in Cazenovia. Come and visit the miniature horses or take a photo with a real life Fjord horse — just like Sitron in “Frozen.” There will be special giveaways, a hot beverage and a chance to tour Lorenzo’s second-and rarely seen-carriage collection. Donate $10 or more and get a free beer from Meier’s Creek Brewing Company, and be entered in a raffle for a basket of winter cheer goodies. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call Lorenzo at 315-655-3200.

Sunday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the New York State Draft Horse Club will be at Lorenzo State Historic Site offering horse-drawn or sleigh rides. Come enjoy a winter ride. There is no charge for this event, but donations are accepted. For more information call Lorenzo at 315-655-3200.

Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., Cazenovia Heritage will host a special presentation entitled “Abolitionists of Cazenovia & Madison County” by Madison County Historian Matt Urtz. Urtz will talk about some of the prominent events, people and places tied to the abolitionist movement in Cazenovia and Madison County. There is no charge for this event. For more information, visit www.cazheritage.org or email info@cazheritage.org.

Wednesdays, March 2 and 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. Space is limited so participants are encouraged to sign up in advance. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Tom Guiler at 315-363-0745 or email tguiler@oneidacommunity.org.

Monday, March 7 at 6 p.m., the Oneida Public Library will host a special presentation of “Scandals of Madison County” by Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz. Come hear some of the news grabbing headlines from throughout the county’s history including stories of criminals, sketch characters, famous fires and more. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call 315-363-3050.

Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m., Cazenovia Heritage will host a special presentation titled “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, New York state and the United States. There is no charge for this event. For more information, visit www.cazheritage.org or email info@cazheritage.org.

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