Veterans of the Valley, a full-day history symposium that explores local contributions to American military history and honors Mohawk Valley veterans from World War I to the present day, is scheduled for May 18 at the Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee St. in Utica.
The event features lectures and panel discussions on Utica’s POW camp, the Tuskegee Airmen, the Vietnam experience, and experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. The program culminates with a driving tour of Forest Hill Cemetery that highlights monuments and gravestones of veterans. A detailed schedule and registration information are attached or are available on the History Center’s website www.oneidacountyhistory.org.
Th program takes place in the History Center’s main gallery. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m., and the programs begin at 10 a.m. The symposium is $15 for History Center members and $20 for non-members; early registration is encouraged. Transportation will not be provided for the cemetery tour.
The Oneida County History Center, formerly the Oneida County Historical Society, is a private 501(c) (3) not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving history and promoting the culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley. Contact the center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website, www.oneidacountyhistory.org, or its Facebook page for additional information.