otsego county historical association



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 11 Learn About Otsego County History With The History Association HISTORY MEETING—6:30 p.m. Join the Otsego County Historical Association each 2nd Thursday of the month for lively discussions and presentations on local history. This month features author and historian Jim Loudon, discussing his new book about the history of Phoenix Mills. Loudon’s previous books include “Electric Lake: Oneonta’s Forgotten gem,” “The Oneonta Roundhouse,” and “Leatherstocking Rails: A History of Railroading Along the Upper Susquehanna.” Held at…


News Briefs: May 3, 2023

News Briefs: May 3, 2023 New Dems Meet This Saturday ONEONTA—The new Oneonta Democratic Club will hold a meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 at Get Fresh on the Main at 254 Main Street. Town Board Member Kim Fierke and Common Council Member Luke Murphy will speak on town and city affairs. Topics of discussion on the agenda include summer outreach plans and MacGuire Benton’s campaign for county clerk. New members are always welcome. The club can be…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Glimmerglass Film Days Opening Night Party OPENING NIGHT PARTY – 8 – 10 p.m. Traditional opening night bash for Glimmerglass film days. Features buffet, complimentary beverage, cash bar, chance to meet artists, filmmakers. Enjoy video, sculpture exhibit by Ted Lott and Yeon Jin Kim. The Smithy, Cooperstown. 607-547-8881 or visit VISITING WRITERS – 7 p.m. Kick off writers series with fiction writer Stephanie King, interim coordinator of Hartwick’s Writing Center, award winning author. Celebration Room,…


70 Honor Ex-Slave Who Chose ‘Freedom’ As His Adopted Name

70 Honor Ex-Slave Who Chose ‘Freedom’ As  His Adopted Name Boy Scout Tim Simmons, Troop 9, Edmeston, plays taps this afternoon after a historical marker was unveiled honoring Cato Freedom at the Butternut Valley Cemetery, Town of Burlington, where he is buried.  A former slave from Norwich, Conn., he won his freedom for fighting with Gen. Ebenezer Huntington’s Continental troops during the American Revolution.  More than 70 local historians and history enthusiasts gathered today as Lee Fisher of the NAACP, Oneonta…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 29 Mozart Concert For  Hans & Edith Wilk MEMORIAL CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Oneonta community remembers “Hans & Edith Wilk.” Features the combined voices of the Hartwick College Chorus and SUNY Oneonta Concert Choir performing Mozart’s Symphony #35 Haffner and Requiem with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Info, SPIRITUAL ARTS & PSYCHIC FAIR – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2 day fair featuring reading by psychics, vendors, and workshops to help…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 13 History Of WWI, Bassett Hospital FIND HOLY WEEK SERVICES HERE! HISTORY PRESENTATION – 6:30 p.m. Tom Heitz opens history season with some stories from WWI about shell shocked aviators recovering at Bassett Hospital and the good-natured hijinks they got into with the Cooperstown community. Event is free and open to all. Includes light refreshments. Kinney Memorial Library, Co. Rt. 11, Hartwick. Info, Deb Mackenzie, President Otsego County Historical Association, (607)293-6635 ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening of…

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