September events announced in Madison County
Upcoming events include a farmers market, an oral history presentation and a craft festival.
September events announced in Madison County
The following is a list of upcoming events for the month of September in the Madison County area:
- On Tuesdays, Sept. 6 and 20, from 2 to 6 p.m., the Madison County Historical Society will host a bi-weekly farmers market. Discover fresh seasonal produce, local cheeses, honeycomb, artisan breads, pastries, baked goods, maple products, poultry, lamb, eggs, wool and yarn products, jams and jellies, soaps, and more. There is no charge to enter. For more information, visit www.mchs1900.org.
- On Thursday, Sept. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m., the Oneida Public Library will host a special presentation by the Oneida Community Mansion House about its new Oral History Project. The Oneida Community Mansion House’s Oneida Limited Oral History Project aims to interview former employees of Oneida Limited who worked everywhere from the factory floor to the boardroom to find out what it was like to work for this storied company. During this interactive presentation, attendees will hear about the initial findings of the project, learn how they can tell workers story about OL, listen to extended audio clips, and bring some of the artifacts from working at OL to the library for scanning by OCMH Staff. People can attend this event in person or virtually via zoom. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit https://www.oneidacommunity.org/event-details/oneida-limited-oral-history-day-at-oneida-public-library-and-on-zoom.
- On Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Madison County Historical Society will host its 58th annual Craft Festival. This festival is an outdoor craft show featuring juried artisans, makers of edible treats, food trucks, and live music. Music on Saturday starts with Papamojo at 10 a.m., Mark Barnes at 12:30 p.m., and Scattered Flowers at 3 p.m. A special Imagination Station for kids will have Maya Phillips with free interactive children activities. Free tours of the Cottage Lawn Museum will be available as well. Admission is $5 for the day and $8 for the weekend, children under 12 enter free. For more information, visit https://mchs1900.org/madison-county-craft-festival or call 315-363-4136.
- On Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., the Chenango County Historical Society and Museum will host a historic architecture walking tour. In the spirit of the Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival’s creative endeavors, join architectural historian Bryan McCracken for walking tours of culturally and historically significant community spaces, including commerce, houses of worship, government, transportation, and public recreation. For more information, call 607-334-9227 ext. 2 or visit www.chenangohistorical.org.
- On Saturday, Sept. 10, Good Nature Farm Brewery and Restaurant will host the annual Great Hamilton Wrecktoberfest in Celebration of the Chocolate Train Wreck. Tours will start each day at noon at the site of the actual train wreck behind the Hamilton Fire Hall. Good Nature will host live music featuring OKTOBERBONES from 1 to 3 p.m. and Fritz’s Award Winning Polka Band from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Special displays of photos telling the story of the Chocolate Train Wreck will be on site. For more information, visit www.goodnaturebrewing.com.
- On Sunday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Madison County Historical Society’s 58th annual Craft Festival continues. Sunday will feature the Girl Scouts on-site at the kids activities area. Sunday’s music will kick off with Black Opal from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by Double Chase from 1 to 4 p.m.
- On Sunday, Sept. 11, Good Nature Farm Brewery & Restaurant’s annual Great Hamilton Wrecktoberfest in Celebration of the Chocolate Train Wreck. Tours will start at noon at the site of the actual train wreck behind the Hamilton Fire Hall. Good Nature will host live music featuring the Beadle Brothers from 3 to 6 p.m. Special displays of photos telling the story of the Chocolate Train Wreck will be on site. For more information, visit www.goodnaturebrewing.com.
- On Monday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m., the Hamilton Public Library will host a special presentation entitled “Honoring World War Casualties of Madison County, NY.” Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz will talk about his new book of the same name. He will tell a few of the stories of soldiers that were killed in the line of service in WWI & WWII. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call 315-824-3060.
- On Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., the Erieville/Nelson Heritage Society will host a special presentation with watercolor artist Drayton Jones at the Erieville fire hall. Jones, based out of Fayetteville, will bring several of his paintings of farm scenes in the Erieville, Nelson & Fenner area. He will explain his artistic techniques and will answer audience questions. There is no charge for this event. For more information, email email@example.com.
- On Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m., the Town of Marshall Historical Society will host a special presentation by Susan Murray-Miller. Murray-Miller will talk about dowsing, what it is, how it works, the stories and her experience dowsing, and the Brothertown burials. The Town of Marshall Historical Society will host the event at the Town Hall, 2651 State Route 12b, Deansboro. For more information, visit www.marshallhistsoc.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- On Saturday, Sept. 17, from noon to 5:30 p.m., the Madison County Historical Society will host the 26th annual Hop Fest. Come and celebrate over 200 years of hop heritage that began in Madison County. The day’s festivities will feature a hop shop, hop exhibit, vendors selling hop-related merchandise, raffles, and food trucks. From noon to 2 p.m., Al Bullard, author of The Hop Farmer’s Years: The Seasons and Tools & Methods of Hop Growers in NY State’s Golden Age of Hops, will identify tools and equipment from specific manufacturing locations in Madison, Oneida, Otsego, and Schoharie counties. From 2 to 5:30 p.m., the Guy Young Band will play live. From 2 to 5:30 p.m., the craft beer sampling will take place, featuring over 25 breweries so far. There is no charge to enter the grounds, but tickets for the craft beer sampling are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Attendees to the craft beer sampling will receive a complimentary 5 oz. souvenir glass. Tickets can be purchased at www.madisoncountyhopfest.org, the Madison County Historical Society or at Kraig’s Kegs in Sherrill. For more information, visit https://mchs1900.org/madison-county-hop-fest.
- On Saturday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m., Cazenovia Heritage will host a special presentation entitled The Art of Reproduction — Three Generations of Scalamandre Textiles, Trims & Wallcoverings” at Hillcrest, the Jepson Estate, on Ridge Road in Cazenovia.” Former Director of Restoration & Archives at Scalamandre Leslie Degeorges will lead the presentation talking about the Scalamandre Mill and its famous luxurious fabrics. Seating is limited and registration is required. To reserve a spot, call 315-655-2092. For more information, visit www.cazheritage.org.
- On Saturday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Clay Historical Association will host its annual fall festival at the Clay Historical Park located at 4939 Route 31 in Clay. Come and enjoy apple fritters, hot dogs, coneys, and drinks. Check out the Kiddie Corner with games, and face painting. The day’s festivities will include a table of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s history, civil war reenactors, and a demonstration by Karate John, local authors, and more. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call Cindy at 315-927-7573 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/clayhistoricalassociation.
- On Sunday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m., the Lorenzo State Historic Site will host a special Fine Art Tour. Join art historian Elisabeth Genter Montevecchio for a free 45-minute tour highlighting Lorenzo’s amazing fine art collection, including works by Sanford Gifford, Edward Moran, Jasper Cropsey, Dwight Williams, and 17th-century Dutch Masters. Reservations are required, as space is limited. To reserve a spot, call 315-655-3200, ext. 106 or email:email@example.com.
- On Sunday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m, Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse will host a special tour entitled “Stories a Plenty in 19 & 20.” Diane Medvitz will guide attendees through introducing attendees to some of the unique stories of the people residing in these two sections, including the legendary Colvin family. There is no charge for this event. Enter the cemetery at the Comstock entrance and follow the signs. All tours are rain or shine (canceled if thunder and lightning). For more information, call 315-263-7159 or visit www.hocpa.org.
- On Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., the Cazenovia Public Library will host a special presentation sponsored by the American Legion Post #88 on the Moores of Fort Benning by local historian Frank Stritter. General Hall Moore was one of the most outstanding military leaders of the Vietnam Era. His wife, Julie, was an extraordinary leader in her own right who helped to care for military families on every post to which they were assigned. There is no charge for this event. For more information, visit https://www.cazenoviapubliclibrary.org/event/the-moores-of-fort-benning/?instance_id=15848.
- On Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 5:30 p.m., the Rome Historical Society will host a presentation entitled CNY Hops, Birth, Death and Rebirth of an Agricultural Industry by Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz. In the late nineteenth century Hops were the king crop in Central New York. Hear Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz talk about the growth of the crop, why it flourished and failed, and how it has been reborn in the 21st century. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call 315-336-5870.
- On Friday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m., the Morrisville Public Library welcomes local author and railroad historian John Taibi who will take attendees on a special trip from Morrisville Station to Norwich and the Lyon Brook Bridge. Come and take a virtual trip starting at Morrisville Station and see the sights along the old Ontario & Western railroad, finishing your tour at Lyon Brook Bridge, the 820-foot long, 165-foot bridge. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call 315-684-9130.
- On Saturday, Sept. 24, starting at 10 a.m., Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Canastota will host a special cemetery walking tour featuring select residents of the Cemetery. Attendees will hear the history of the cemetery given by guides and will occasionally stop to hear the stories of some of the longtime residents of the cemetery. Tours will start at 10, 10:30, 11, and 11:30 am. The tour will take approximately 60 minutes. Admittance is $5, children 12 and under enter free. All proceeds will benefit the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Association, Canastota Canal-Town Museum, and the Canastota Public Library. For more information, contact Matthew Urtz at 315-366-2453.
- On Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m., the Oneida Community Mansion House will host a special concert with local artists Mike Powell and Loren Barrigar at the Big Hall. Come and hear two of central New York’s favorite musicians. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.oneidacommunity.org/events.
- On Sunday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Madison County Historical Society will be hosting a Penny Rug Workshop. In the 1800s women would re-purpose worn textiles, saving wool scraps to create colorful fabric home decor. A penny rug is made by layering circles of wool, using a coin as a template to trace the circular shape, hence the term penny rug. The penny rug was not necessarily used as a rug in the home. It was quite often created to be used as a decorative piece for a shelf, wall hanging, or used as a table runner. Rug maker Sandy Rolewicz will teach attendees the art of making the rug. The cost for the workshop is $30, $25 for Madison County Historical Society members. All materials will be provided. This workshop is for adults and children aged 13 years and up with basic knowledge of sewing. Space is limited to 15 participants and registration is required. To register for the workshop, contact the society at 315-363-4136, firstname.lastname@example.org, or https://mchs1900.org/events.
- On Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m., the Canastota Library will host a special presentation entitled “Gerrit Smith: Nuts or Not? Smith Biographer Norman Dann will speak about when Gerrit Smith was admitted to the mental hospital on Nov. 7, 1859. At the time there was much speculation about whether or not his illness was feigned in order to avoid prosecution for the raid on Harpers Ferry. Dann will analyze the circumstances surrounding the event. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call 315-697-7030.
- On Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m., the Tromptown Historical Society will host a special presentation entitled “Honoring World War Casualties of Madison County, NY” at the DeRuyter Free Library. Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz will talk about his new book of the same name. He will tell a few of the stories of soldiers that were killed in the line of service in WWI & WWII. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call 315-852-6262.
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