This month we feature the Greater Oneonta Historical Society and their work.
The Greater Oneonta Historical Society (GOHS) and its History Center, located at 183 Main Street, on the corner of Dietz and Main Streets, promotes the town and city of Oneonta and its past by collecting and preserving authentic objects and documents and providing stimulating educational experiences through dynamic programs and exhibitions. Founded in 1939, GOHS, offers free and accessible programs and exhibitions to the local community (for free!).
Since assuming the role of Executive Director in January 2021, Dr. Marcela Micucci has helped transform the History Center. Most notably, Dr. Micucci oversaw the renovation of the first floor of the History Center. Completed in 2022, the History Center’s first floor now houses a newly designed gift shop, the Sally Mullen Children’s Corner, and the Brzozowski Special Exhibition Gallery, as well as GOHS’ new permanent exhibition, Small Community, Big Ideas: Greater Oneonta (funded, in part, by the Community Foundation of Otsego County).
In addition to GOHS’ permanent exhibition, the History Center also features a slate of special exhibitions. Currently on display (August 8 – November 4) is Part II of GOHS’ two-part exhibit, Leaving the Station: The Fall of the D&H Railroad in Oneonta, commemorating the bicentennial of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company charter. GOHS also hosts a variety of programs and events – summer walking tours, History After Hours children’s programming series, the Annual Auction, and their recently debuted Hometown Heroes Banner Program down Main, River, and Chestnut Streets.
According to one GOHS Member, the Oneonta History Center is “the keystone for the cultural life in Oneonta.”
GOHS summer hours are Tuesday – Friday, 12pm-4pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm.
For more information, and to stay updated on GOHS’ programs, events, and exhibitions, visit www.oneontahistory.org or call (607) 432-0960, or follow GOHS’ Facebook and Instagram pages @oneontahistoricalsociety.
Content provided by Marcela Micucci.
In three short years, $500,000 in grants and awards