GOHS receives major musket donation

GOHS receives
major musket donation

ONEONTA – Fred Hickein wanted to make sure his heirloom muskets stayed in good hands, so the 93-year-old Oneonta resident made a major donation to the Greater Historical Society of Oneonta on Wednesday, April 21.

Read the story behind the story in the Thursday, April 29, editions of the Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta.

Fred Hickein and his wife, Eleanor, and several of his colleagues from the Oneonta American Legion Post 259, presented GOHS with two family treasures Wednesday: an English smooth bore rifle, circa 1800, which Hickein believes was brought to the area by an ancestor of his, Solomon Yager; and a  civil war training musket owned and used by another relative, Edward Brewer.

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