UTICA — Author Kathleen “Chip” Twellman Haley will discuss and sign copies of her newest book, “Rome Through Our History, Volume II,” at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 in the main gallery of the the Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee St.
Haley is a retired news editor and has written hundreds of local history columns in the Sunday edition of the Daily Sentinel. She has also written local history columns as a volunteer for the Rome Historical Society. The society is the source for many of her columns, along with old newspaper clippings, personal interviews, and online resources. She has compiled two volumes of “Rome Through Our History” based on these columns.
At the Nov. 16 event, Haley will talk about the people and places in Rome, plus share stories from the surrounding towns.
The pilot who landed the first B-52 bomber at Griffiss Air Force Base, the Underground Railroad, and the old Oneida County Home in Rome are among the stories that will be told.
Both Volume I and Volume II will be for sale at this program. Both books may also be purchased at the Rome Historical Society, 200 Church St. in Rome. A portion of the proceeds from book sales goes to support the Rome Historical Society.
The Oneida County History Center is a private not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving and promoting the history, heritage, and culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley.
Admission to this program is free for the general public; donations are appreciated. More information is available from the History Center at 315-735-3642, www.oneidacountyhistory.org and the organization’s Facebook page.