Talk on notorious Loomis Gang at History Center


A descendant will share the history of one of the Mohawk Valley’s most notorious 19th century families at a program at 1 p.m. May 4 at the Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee St., Utica.

Bob Loomis, descendant of Amos Plumb Loomis, will share the history of Amos Loomis and his five brothers who terrorized residents of Oneida and Madison counties as part of the Loomis Gang from the 1840s to the 1870s stealing horses, burning barns, and committing other crimes. 

Loomis is a retired principal of Hughes Elementary School and lives in New Hartford with his wife Bonnie. He began researching his family’s history after his retirement in the late 1990s and since has given multiple talks on the subject throughout the area.  

This program takes place in the History Center’s main gallery. Admission is free, donations are encouraged. Contact the center at 315-735-3642 or visit or Facebook for additional information. 


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