History & Halls of Fame

Don’t just learn about Central New York’s rich heritage: Experience it. From iconic waterways to halls of fame, the region collects key pieces of American history.

The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum pays tribute to the most iconic of Americana and the sport’s greatest heroes. Tour the world-famous Hall or explore thousands of baseball artifacts on display.

Baseball Hall of Fame

The nearby Farmers’ Museum focuses on interactivity to bring history alive. Home to more than 23,000 items, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock circa the mid-19th century.

Indulge in this agricultural heritage with a CNYFresh trail or road trip through Brew Central in tribute to Central New York’s rich hop heritage.


Premier art museums, the home of America’s first literary success and the Baseball Hall of Fame are just a few of the things that await visitors to the Central Region.
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Visitors can explore a true piece of American history at Fort Stanwix, a reconstructed 18th century post known for its critical role in the American Revolution. It’s one of two national historic sites in the region.

Experience the cornerstone of Central New York history on the Erie Canal. The 36-mile stretch open to pedestrians and pedalers at Old Erie Canal State Park evokes the past and promotes fitness.

Erie Canal Village

Celebrate Central New York’s rich Native American heritage at the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howe’s Cave. This impressive collection of art, crafts and artifacts is housed in a building constructed in the spirit of a 400-year-old longhouse.

Central New York is also the proud home of the International Boxing and Professional Wrestling halls of fame.

It’s been said a thousand times, but history truly comes alive in Central New York, where you can walk vintage grounds and examine incredible artifacts like no place else.
History & Halls of Fame Listings (71)
1743 Palatine House Museum

102 Warner Hill Road
PO Box 554
Schoharie, NY 12157

1743 Palatine House Museum: Restored in 1977, the Palatine House is a medieval, German style construction built by the Colonists for their minister, Peter Nicholas Sommers, who came to Schoharie County from Hamburg, Germany. Open Saturday & Sunday, June through October 12-4pm. Spring Street, Schoharie 518-295-7585 schany.org
All Things Oz

219 Genesee St.
Chittenango, NY 13037

Museum showcasing Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum and all things Oz related. Exhibits from the time of BaumÕs birth in 1856 through current day Oz. Thousands of items to enjoy admission $5 children 10 and under free. A wide variety of Oz items available in the gift shop. Open year round. Group tours and school trips by appointment.

Anonymous Arts Museum

606 Charlotte Valley Road
Charlotteville, NY 12036

Open Sundays only June 16-August 24, 2002. Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Bagg's Square

100 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13502

Big Moose Lake Tours

1500 Big Moose Road
Eagle Bay, NY 13331

"The American Tragedy" narrated boat tour aboard a 1955 Chris Craft. Excursions daily, call for times, reservations suggested.
State of the art exhibits and interactive displays demonstrate how power is made and used. New windmills and solar panel displays. Beautiful grounds, wetland display, bird and wildlife watching. Many family events. Open daily. No admission charge. 1378 State Route 30, North Blenheim 800-724-0309 www.nypa.gov

Housed in one of the many buildings that still exist in Canastota from the original Erie Canal era. The museum is filled with authentic memorabilia as well as exhibits of historical local business. First floor access to handicapped visitors. Open May through October and by appointment.

Cave House Museum of Mining & Geology

136 Blowing Rock Road
PO Box 700
Howes Cave, NY 12092

Open Fri-Sun 11-3 Memorial Day- Columbus Day weekends. Restored historic 1865 Hotel is a high tech, interactive museum on the past, present, and future of our geologic resources.

Our Chenango Canal Cottage Museum located on Route 20, Bouckville offers vintage photos of our historic past. The Chenango Canal Association maintains and improves 5 miles of the original Towpath Trail along the 181-year old historic canal. A Òtwo-mileÓ trail connects the Towpath to the village of Hamilton. Bring your smart phone for an audio tour.

Chenango County Historical Society Museum

45 Rexford Street
Norwich, NY 13815

607-334-9227

Several permanent and changing exhibits which include a one-room schoolhouse, boathouse and the Norwich Pharmacal Company exhibit
Cherry Valley Museum

49 Main Street
Cherry Valley, NY 13320

Exhibits at the 1815 Federal House range from 1778 Cherry Valley massacre to the late 20th century. Collections include 1830s memorabilia, antique fire engines and a diorama of the infamous Cherry Valley Massacre. Period clothing collections. Kitchen exhibit and other period rooms.

Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum

717 Lakeport Rd.
Chittenango, NY 13037

Historic boat building and repair site within the Old Erie Canal Historic Park and on the Erie Canalway Trail. The 6.5 acre site includes a rare 3 bay dry dock, canal side store, blacksmith shop, boat shop, sawmill, walk-on canal boat, nature walk to a full width aqueduct, mule stable, picnic tables, modern visitor center. Bike rentals available for use on the scenic 36 mile towpath Canalway Trail. Canal genealogy help available by appointment. Tours, school groups, programs and site rentals available.Ê

David Sayre Store & House Museum

7 North Main St
St Hwy 28
Milford, NY 13807

(607) 286-7038

Explore the 19th century at the David Sayre Store and House Museum. The museum brings history to life with a guided tour of an elaborate collection of local period artifacts. For a unique experience, visit the museum and general store on Wednesday evenings to see the Sayre homestead by candlelight.

Dr. Best House & Medical Exhibit

1568 Clauverwie Rd
PO Box 17
Middleburgh, NY 12122

Elegant Reflection of a Vanished Age. The Best House evolved from the 1880's to the present as the family and medical practice grew. Come see how. Open on Thursdays from May to October; Saturdays July and August. Tours begin 10am and end at 2PM. Private and group tours available. Call or email to arrange.
Earlville Opera House

18-22 East Main Street
Earlville, NY 13332

The Earlville Opera House Arts Center enriches the Central New York community through the visual and performing arts while preserving its historic building.
Fenimore Art Museum

5798 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326

One of the nation's premier art institutions, the Fenimore is home to an exceptionally rich collection of American folk art and American Indian art, as well as important holdings in American decorative arts, photography, and 20th century art. Formal gardens overlook Otsego Lake and visitors can get a glimpse of American Indian lives crica the 1750s at the Bark House on the shores of the lake.

2016 Exhibitions

Limited Engagements

  • The Clothing Project (April 1 - June 5)
  • Ansel Adams: Early Works (April 1 - September 18)
  • Matika Wilbur, Project 562 (April 1 - September 19)
  • Henri Toulouse-Lautrec in Bohemian Paris (May 28 - September 5)
  • Fort Stanwix National Monument

    100 N. James Street
    Rome, NY 13440

    New winter hours beginning January 3, 2016 lasting until March 5, 2016, the park visitor center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. It will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. The fort will also be accessible by guided tour at 10 a.m. and  2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, weather permitting. During this time, park trails will still be accessible 7 days a week. Visitors are also welcome to enjoy the free park cell phone tour at any time while you walk the grounds by calling 315-271-2059.

    Established in 1935 and opened in 1976, Fort Stanwix National Monument commemorates the original fort which protected the Oneida Carry as European nations fought for control of this portage, the homelands of the Six Nations Confederacy, and the rich resources of North America. A National Park Service site, Fort Stanwix National Monument offers a full-scale reconstruction of the original fort built in 1758 by the British during the French and Indian War.

The Madison County Freedom Trail marks county wide sites of the Underground Railroad that have been identified and researched by the Madison County Freedom Trail Commission. This Commission was created in 2001 by the County Board of Supervisors to assure that steps be taken to identify and preserve the historic resources of the County related to the Underground Railroad and the struggle to end slavery in the United States.
Gelston Castle Estate

980 Robinson Rd
Mohawk, NY 13407

Gems Along the Mohawk

800 Mohawk Street
Herkimer, NY 13350

A convenient stop for regional information and Erie Canal Cruising. View the history of the Historic Erie Canal and its impact on Central New York in our new 60 seat theatre. Book a 1 or 2 hr canal cruise. Shop at one of 60 shops and enjoy dinner at the waterfront restaurant.
Gene Gissin Photography

25 Williams St.
Cazenovia, NY 13035

Gene Gissin Photography & Custom Framing is located in the Leigh Valley Rail Road Station. We are a full service studio specializing in people, pet portraits, and wedding and event photography. Come see the historic depot & caboose. We welcome rail tours.

The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark (GSENHL),home of wealthy abolitionist Gerrit Smith, and a certified site on the county, state and national Underground Railroad trails. Exterior and interior interpretive exhibits on the grounds and in four buildings display information on myths of the UGRR, SmithÕs wealth, philanthropy to social reforms, and family, and the histories of people who escaped slavery. The Visitor Center has an introductory video and Mercantile with books, tees, stationary, etc. GSENHL is open May-September (Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm), for special events, and by appointment.Ê

Oneonta's history is the history of the railroad - home to the Huntingtons and the world's largest roundhouse. It's the beginnings of IBM and of aerial and landscape photography - birthplace of Sherman Fairchild and Carleton Watkins. It's the site of a famous TB hospital, and it's Soccertown USA - the origins of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. It's the story of two colleges - SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick. Today, it's a friendly and welcoming community, where Life's Enjoyed in the City of the Hills!

Greene Smith Birdhouse Museum

5304 Oxbow Rd.
Peterboro, NY 13035

The Birdhouse Museum, developed by Greene Smith in 1863, for birds, nests, and eggs he preserved. Collection includes thousands of preserved birds. Along the walking trail, watch for bluebirds, flycatchers, red-bellied sapsuckers, gray and red foxes and more.

Herkimer Diamond Mines

4601 State Route 28
Herkimer, NY 13350

Prospecting for quartz crystals. Gem and mineral shop. Museum, camping.
Herkimer Home Historic Site

200 State Route 169
Little Falls, NY 13365

Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum

99 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

The Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum features over 30 wax figures in historic settings, a virtual reality batting cage and a "Baseball Bloopers Theatre" - something for the entire family!

Historic 4 Corners

400 N. Main St.
Herkimer, NY 13350

Composed of the 1884 Herkimer County Historical Society Suiter Building Museum, the 1834 Herkimer County Jail, 1873 Herkimer County Courthouse, and the 1834 Herkimer Reformed Church, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours of the Society's Museum are free and open to the public during open hours of Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and during the months of July and August on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Special tours of the other buildings need to be arranged ahead of time. The 1834 Jail is temporarily unavailable for touring because of restoration work.

The Madison County Hop Heritage Trail marks hop kilns and other related hop sites still in existence that document the agricultural impact of commercial hop production in the agricultural history of Madison County and New York State. Hops were grown in a seven county area of which Madison, Oneida and Otsego County were the highest producers. Click on the above link to download the tour.

Hyde Hall

267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Fall under the spell of historic Hyde Hall during your 50 minute guided tour. Learn about the construction, decline and resurrection of this majestic 50 room country house which has overlooked James Fenimore Cooper's fabled "Glimmerglass" for over 175 years. In the mansion see "the finest two rooms built in a private home in America prior to 1840." Marvel at the many original furnishings. Hear the stories of how 5 generations lived on the Hyde Hall estate from 1819 until 1963. Hyde Hall is located in beautiful Glimmerglass State Park. Entrance for Hyde Hall is now at the restored Mill Road entrance. Follow the signs off County Highway 31 onto Mill Road (near the entrance to Glimmerglass State Park). Continue one-half mile down Mill Road to the Hyde Hall entrance on your left. The Visitor Center is located in Tin Top, formerly the entrance to the estate, located on County Highway 31.

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International Boxing Hall of Fame

1 Hall of Fame Drive
Canastota, NY 13032

Exciting and unique displays fill the Hall of Fame including robes, gloves and hand wraps worn by boxing greats! The Hall of Fame Wall features plaques of inductees and videos add live action to the experience. See the world famous Madison Square Garden Ring- where Joe Frazier and Muhammed Ali fought the "Fight of the Century" on March 8,1971- on permanent display. There's something for everyone to see and enjoy at the Hall of Fame!

Iroquois Indian Museum

324 Caverns Road
Howes Cave, NY 12092

For Native American fans the Iroquois Indian Museum celebrates the cultural traditions, artistic expression and the rich history of the Iroquois. 2014 featured exhibition: "Standing In Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014" 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave 518-296-8949 - iroquoismuseum.org
Lansing Manor Museum

1378 State Route 30
PO Box 898
North Blenheim, NY 12131

Adjacent to the New York Power Authority Visitors Center, a country home built in 1819 by John Lansing, a NY delegate to the Constitutional Convention. Restored to its original elegance with period decor. 1378 State Route 30, North Blenheim 800-724-0309 www.nypa.gov

Colgate's own collections of archaeological artifacts are the foundation of the museum. The collections are strongest in Northeastern archaeological materials as well as pre-Columbian sculpture of Mexico and the Andes. The exhibition program aims to demonstrate the rich artistic heritage of indigenous peoples past and present; show that indigenous peoples exist today and continue to produce objects of beauty; and showcase contemporary art produced within non-European cultures.Ê

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Situated in one of Central New YorkÕs earliest settled communities, and majestically overlooking Cazenovia Lake-Lorenzo State Historic Site offers an opportunity to discover the historic imprint of one trailblazing family and also enjoy a variety of public programs, exhibitions, open-air concerts and live performances, garden events, horse and carriage competitions, educational series, one room school house programs, walking tours and more!

Built in 1849 the Gothic Revival villa was designed by Alexander Jackson Davis and is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places. Period furnishings, genealogical library, changing exhibits, and guided tours available. Museum is open year round M- F 10-4. Events are held throughout the year, Craft Days held weekend after Labor Day, Hop Fest held the second week in September and an annual holiday event. Thematic programs offered throughout the year.

The Madison County History Trail marks the locations of twenty historical organizations in the County that highlight the history of each Township. These diverse cultural institutions contain special exhibits featuring photographs, area artifacts, period clothing, furniture, memorabilia and genealogical material which tell the story of the life of Madison County
Madison Hall

Route 20
Morrisville, NY 13408

315-684-7589/315-684-3402
http://www.madisonhall.org

This Greek Revival structure served as the county's courthouse until 1907. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and marked by a Pomeroy historic roadside sign. It has a beautiful upstairs ballroom that can be used for performances, meetings, weddings and a variety of social gatherings. It is handicapped accessible. Tours by appointment.

Masonic Care Community

2150 Bleecker St
Utica, NY 13501

Since 1898, Masonic Care Community has served the Mohawk Valley. Our beautiful campus stands as a testament to the Masonic Fraternity of New York State who have guided and supported our facility for more than 116 years.

This museum covers over two thousand years of history. Here you can see: (1) an ancient Egyptian mummy (2) early Native American tools (3) extinct and rare birds (4) 18th, 19th, & 20th century artifacts including locally-made implements (5) fine Native American beadwork (6) old and rare books, maps and paintings depicting the area. The museum is open 9am-9pm Monday through Friday; 10am-5pm Saturdays; closed Sundays. No admission charge.

The National Abolition Hall of fame and Museum is situated in the buildingÊ in which the inaugural meeting of the New York State Antislavery Society met in 1835. NAHOF has exhibits on the abolitionist inductees to the Hall of Fame, the history of American Abolition, and Female Abolitionists, displays of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation and the Empire State in the Civil War, and DVD + Scrapbook resources. NAHOF is open May-September (Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm), for special events, and by appointment.

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Visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016

As the hallowed home of America's pastime, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum highlights the Cooperstown experience, as every fan's "Field of Dreams." An independent, non-profit educational institution, the Hall of Fame and Museum fosters a deeper appreciation of baseball and its place in history through interactive exhibits and special events. Visit year-round or during special events like the 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend and discover the Hall's magic. 

Discover the Hall of Fame's Exhibits

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's crowning jewel is the Plaque Gallery, where visitors will discover all 310 Hall of Fame members' bronze plaques honoring their achievements. Featuring more than 60,000 square feet of exhibit space to display countless treasures from baseball's glorious past, there's pl

New York Power Authority

1378 State Route 30
PO Box 898
North Blenheim, NY 12131-0898

Public utility; operates visitor center and Lansing Manor Museum. Displays and interactive exhibits on energy, electricity and the environment. Interpretive wetlands area and displays on the visitor center property.
Currently over 160 vehicles on display. Informative videos, period fasions, and more enhance themuseum experience. Exhibit has the largest collection of Franklin Cars in the world.

From its beginnings as an informal historical society in 1959, the Middlefield Historical Association has developed a local history museum and community center, a program series ranging from craft demonstrations to community festivals, and a growing collection of artifacts, printed materials, and photographs relating to the history of the Town of Middlefield.

A 1772 church fortified in 1777 and attacked in 1880 during the Revolutionary War. Now a museum for over 120 years. Thousands of artifacts in six historic buildings include a fire engine built before George Washington was born. Open May - October. Many events throughout the year. 145 Fort Road, Schoharie 518-295-7192 www.theoldstonefort.org
Oneida Community Mansion House

170 Kenwood Avenue
Oneida, NY 13421

The Oneida Community Mansion House, built in stages between 1862 and 1914, was the home of the 19th century utopian Oneida Community, founded in 1848 as a communitarian experiment. For thirty three years, the religiously-based Community challenged contemporary social practices regarding work, property, gender roles, child rearing, and marriage.
 
Numbering more than 300 members at its peak in the late 1870s, the Community nonetheless was subject to external and internal tensions and disbanded in 1880, forming a joint-stock corporation out its communal assets. That company, Oneida Community Ltd., achieved world-wide recognition in the early 20th century for its silverware, produced in Sherrill, NY.
 
The Oneida Community Mansion House is a National Historic Landmark and provides guided tours, public programs, exhibits and resources for scholars and students on 19th and early 20th century life. The main building is wheelchair accessible and open th

Oneida Community Mansion House is a National Historic Landmark and the reformed residence of the utopian Oneida Community (1848-1880). The historic site comprises four nineteenth century buildings situated on 33 acres of landscaped lawns and gardens. The Mansion House also provides overnight hotel lodging with nine period-furnished rooms.

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Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site

7801 State Route 69
Oriskany, NY 13424

Through a partnership between the National Park Service and the New York State Office Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, national park rangers provide daily visitor services as well as special programs at the battlefield. For more information about upcoming events, please call Fort Stanwix National Monument at (315)338-7730 visit the Fort Stanwix web page at www.nps.gov/fost

Located in the former school house of the Home for Destitute Children of Madison County. Memorabilia about Peterboro and the Smith familyÕs colorful history related to abolition, the Underground Railroad, womenÕs rights, soccer, and Holstein-Friesian cows. Open Sundays 2pm-4pm, June through September or by appointment. Handicapped accessible.

Picker Art Gallery

Dana Arts Center
Hamilton, NY 13346

The Gallery hosts a regular schedule of special exhibitions, lectures, concerts, and events, as well as changing displays from the permanent collection. Strengths collection include the Dr. Luther W. Brady Collection of Modern Art; the Gary M. Hoffer, Memorial Photography Collection; the Theodore and Evelyn Herman Collection of Chinese Woodcuts; the Yevgeny Khaldei Collection of Photographs; the Nast Collection of Political Cartoons; and the Herbert A. Mayer Collection of Drawings from Carrolup, Western Australia.Ê

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Preferred Manor

South Main Street
New Berlin, NY 13411

Listed as one of the National Historical Sites featuring one of two weathervanes in existence. Still in use are the 1800's kitchen/servants quarters.
Quincy Square Museum

25 East Main St.
Earlville, NY 13332

The Museum is a showplace for the display of various items, and the presentation of programs relating to the history of the Earlville area. The Quincy Square Association has also sponsored various house tours, thus giving the community an additional view of its history.

Remsen Stone Meeting House

9793 Prospect Street
Remsen, NY 13438

Stone Meeting House is now hosting Dinner Theatre events and is being used for a wedding venue now.

Located in the historic Gladstone on US Route 20, the Richfield Springs Historic Association and Museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts, photos, and writings depicting more than 150 years of life in this rural Central New York area. Browse their growing collection of school yearbooks, landmark celebration artifacts, maps, and video presentations to add to your knowledge of life in rural New York State.

See website for locations

Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum

PO Box 554
143 Depot Lane
Schoharie, NY 12157

Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum. An Historic station house, freight house/engine house, creamery and old mill. Several rail cars on the premises. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. By appointment only, Saturday & Sunday, June through October. 143 Depot Lane, Schoharie â-518-295-7505 schany.org
Sharon Historical Society & Museum

238 Main Street
Sharon Springs, NY 13459

Museum,one-room schoolhouse & outhouse. Displays relate to local history & baths for summer guests C 1890-1960s. Self-guided, Historical Walking Tour. Jul&Aug daily 1-4 pm; June & Sept. by appointment. No Admission Fee. 238 Main Street, Sharon Springs 518-284-2350 mohawkvalleymuseums.com

Built in 1820 as the Peterboro Presbyterian Church. In 1835, the first meeting of the New York Anti-Slavery Society was held here. It later served as the Evans Academy, the Peterboro Union School, and the Peterboro elementary school. The building houses the Town of Smithfield offices and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum. Listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places, and part of the Heritage NYS Underground Railroad Trail.

Steuben Memorial State Historic Site

Starr Hill Road
Remsen, NY 13438

Straw Bale House

2972 Austin Road
Clinton, NY 13303

Owned and designed by Mary Ellen Blakey - "an environmentally friendly, low carbon footprint home."

Swart-Wilcox House Museum

Junction of Wilcox Avenue & Henry Street
Oneonta, NY 13820

Oneonta's oldest structure was built in 1807 by Lawrence Swart, a Revolutionary War Veteran from Schoharie County. Recently renovated, the house was awarded an historic preservation award by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. It is used as an education center for local schools and those interested in its historical significance.

The Farmers' Museum

5775 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326

America's history comes alive-daily chores are carried out at the working farm while commerce flourishes at the Village Crossroad. Visitors experience the interplay among trades, village life and agriculture in New York State circa 1845. The museum, one of the oldest living history museums, features exhibits, craft demonstrations and hand-on activities that bring history to life.

2015 Special Exhibition

"Visit our Adirondack related exhibits and extensive new research library with books, maps, genealogy & business records, vintage photographs and postcards. The museum is open FREE to the public Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10AM - 3PM. "

The Underground Railroad was part of the Abolitionist Movement to end slavery in America. In 1835, about 600 abolitionists assembled at the Bleecker Street Presbyterian Church in Utica to establish the New York State Anit-Slavery Society. By the end of 1835 there were 17 anti-slavery societies throughout the county. People here and across the north sent hundreds of petitions to Congress protesting slavery, even though Congress had imposed a "gag rule" and refused to acknowledge the petitions or discuss slavery.

Oneidans were prominent in the formation of the Liberty Party, a forerunner of Abraham Lincoln's Republican Party. Abolitionists in Oneida County worked closely with people from Peterboro, Syracuse, and Oswego to help freedom-seekers find safety along the Underground Railroad.  Both black and white Oneidans operated stations that linked central New York to the nation's Underground Railroad system. Long before the Civil War ended the debate on slavery, it was

Unity Hall

103 Vanderkemp Avenue
Barneveld, NY 13304

A historic home for the arts in Central New York, Unity Hall hosts concerts, live theater, lectures and other events.Located just 10 miles north of Utica and 12 miles east of Rome in the village of Barneveld, New York, Unity Hall is conveniently close to those who live in or visit the Mohawk Valley and the western region of the Adirondack Park.

Built in 1896, Unity Hall is a beautifully restored community gathering place that offers a truly unique setting for enjoying live, music, taking in a play or attending any of a variety of other events sponsored by the Unity Hall Foundation and other presenters throughout the year. The Summer Music Series runs from March through October and features a wide ranging lineup of local and regional musicians with styles to fit any lyrical taste North Country Stage presents full stage productions throughout the year, featuring a local lineup performing some of Broadway's favorites The Festival of Lights celebrates the holiday season with chora

Verona Beach Lighthouse

Off Route 13, S. Shoreline
Verona Beach, NY 13162

75 foot tall lighthouse built in 1915. And there is an association dedicated to the care and restoration. Just go to Verona Beach Lighthouse Association at http://www.veronabeachlighthouse.org

Wildlife Museum at Morrisville State

Bicknell Hall
Morrisville, NY 13408

(315) 684-6390

Unique collection of over 60 North American and African Big Game mammals. African art, ivory, and tribal objects. Soapstone carvings from North American Eskimos. Open during the academic year.

Yager Museum of Art and Culture

One Hartwick Drive
Yager Hall, 1st Floor
Oneonta, NY 13820

The Yager features permanent and changing exhibitions of fine art, archaeology and ethnography, with collections ranging from ancient artifacts of the Upper Susquehanna's first human inhabitants to contemporary art. Among the collection's strengths are North and South American ethnography, Renaissance art, American Impressionism and Andy Warhol. In addition to being a center for exploration of our artistic, archaeological, ethnographical, historical and cultural heritage, the Museum serves as an experiential learning lab for Hartwick students and visitors alike.

Current Exhibitions 

  • "Masterpieces of European and American Art: the Hartwick College Art Treasure Room," Van Ess Gallery, permanent exhibition.
  • "Andy Warhol: Photographs in the Yager Museum Collection," Main Gallery, through May 21, 2016.
  • "Rapture and Havoc: Kurtz, Malanga and Warhol at Hartwick College," Elting Gallery, through May 21, 2016.