The Oneida County History Center in Utica will host the three-day Women in the Mohawk Valley: A History Conference, aimed to highlight the role of women in local history and promote women’s issues in the greater Mohawk Valley, from May 18-20.
Women have made significant contributions to history at national, state and county level, organizers said. The conference aims to fill the gap in recognizing local women and will be the first of its kind in the region.
The conference is open to all members of the community: educators, historians, history lovers, and members of the public. There will be choices to attend all three days, or a single event.
Friday features the Conference Kick Off at Fort Schuyler Club from 5-7 p.m. with a tour of the renovations of the New Century Club across the street with Bowers Development. On Saturday speakers present a variety of topics at the Oneida County History Center in Utica from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. An optional dinner at Club Monarch in Yorkville and Keynote Speaker Trinh Troung are scheduled for Saturday evening. Sunday features a guided bus tour with the authors of “Women Belong in History Books,” showcasing sites relevant to women’s history around the Greater Mohawk Valley. Speaker information, detailed schedules, and online registration are coming soon on www.WomenInTheMohawkValley.com
K-12 educators are eligible to receive CTLE credit through Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES for Day 2 and 3 of the conference. Educators should register on “My Learning Plan,” in addition to registering on www.WomenInTheMohawkValley.com. The events are listed under “Women in the Mohawk Valley History Conference — Lectures” and “Women in the Mohawk Valley — Bus Tour.” Admission to the program is free.
The Oneida County History Center, formerly the Oneida County Historical Society, is a private not-for-profit educational institution and is dedicated to preserving history and promoting the culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley.
For more information, contact the center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website (www.oneidacountyhistory.org) or Facebook.com.