The Oneida County History Center in Utica will be closed to the public until April 1.
The board and staff are following recommendations from local government agencies, the Centers for Disease Control and health authorities with the intention of eliminating risk of exposure to volunteers, members and visitors. The staff will maintain operations during the public closure and available by phone and email.
What does public closure mean?
The History Center research library and exhibition gallery are closed to the general public. The History Center presentations on Saturdays, March 21, and March 28 will be rescheduled. Presentations scheduled in April will remain on the calendar until further notice. The 15th annual OCHC Telethon on March 25 will be rescheduled with the assistance of WUTR and other sponsors. Research requests will be accepted, reviewed, and handled when volunteer operations resume.
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the center’s online book store with a wide variety of books, puzzles and more. Scheduling of future history events, tours and organizational meetings can be tentatively planned. The staff will be available to respond to inquiries as needed and as possible (315- 735-3642).
Follow the History Center on its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/OneidaCountyHistory), website (www.oneidacountyhistory.org) and other social media. If the closure is extended, the History Center will communicate through these outlets. It’s not too late to renew membership or make a gift toward the center’s annual telethon.