Events Calendar

A panoply of programs and events held throughout the year appeal to all ages and interests and continue the Oneida Community tradition of life-long learning, the celebration of music, the magic of the stage, and dining with family and freinds. Call 315-363-0745 or e-mail for further information and to register for the events.

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Spring Adult Enrichment Series
Focus on Photography: 19th-Century Collections Around Town

As a special treat for series attendees, the new restaurant located in the Mansion House, Kenwood and Vine, will open for happy hour following the 3 pm talks and lecture attendees will receive 15% off selections from a special appetizer menu.

April 18 @ 3 pm
The Mansion House Photo Collection.
Oneida Community Mansion House Curator Tony Wonderley will introduce the collection and discuss photography in the Oneida Community, Wonderley will share local scenes from the museum’s rich collection of more than 12,000 photographs.

April 25 @ 3 pm
Historic Canastota
Joe DiGiorgio, President, Canal Town Museum, will make a presentation featuring slides of the “Biograph” (the moving image) and local imagery of bygone times.

May 3
9 am-noon


De-mystifying Digital Photography
Juan Junco will lead a workshop on how to best use your camera’s settings, how to compose winning photographs, tips for controlling light and other techniques to create winning photographs. Then explore the Mansion House and grounds to test your skills and share your work at the end of the workshop. Juan is well known for his extraordinary photographs of the Central New York landscape and music scene. Cost is $20 for Mansion House members, $30 for non-members. Reservations are required: Call 315-363-0745.

May 9 @
3 pm
Reflections from the Past: 19th-Century Photographs at Onondaga Historical Association
Pamela Priest, Archivist and Research Center Manager, Onondaga Historical Association, brings samples of historic photos from the Association’s holdings and explains different photographic processes of the period.

Opening May 10

Mothers and Children of the Original Oneida Community

In collaboration with the Earlville Opera House in celebration of Mother's Day this exhibit will present a history of the mothers and children of the original Oneida Community through artifacts, photographs and quotations.

until May 1

Wartime at Oneida Ltd.
This exhibit showcases the output of one of America’s best manufacturers of military equipment during World War II.

The exhibit features objects ranging from surgical forceps and scalpels to rifle sights, bayonets, and other gun accessories.  Plenty of parachute hardware can be seen including the amazing “Quick Release” buckle.  Also on display is a hand grenade casing, a mess kit, a “Superrench,” artifacts from World War I, and compressor blades made for jet engineers of the Air Force during the Korean and Cold Wars.            

Permanent Exhibition Oneida Game Traps, 1852-1925: The Edward J. Knobloch Collection

On permanent exhibit this display features a representative selection of traps sold by the Oneida company under the names Newhouse and Victor and still considered the world's best. The permanent exhibit contains more than fifty types of traps and illustrates how local trap-making began with the Oneida Community (1848-1880), a famous experiment in utopian living.

Through June 2014

South Seas to Botticelli: Frank Perry Flatware Designs for Oneida 1950s - 1970s

This recently installed exhibit at the Oneida Community Mansion House pays tribute to Frank Perry, the creator of more than 100 silverware patterns at Oneida Ltd. ranging from the archetypal Colonial design, Paul Revere, to classic Baroque offerings such as Michelangelo and Botticelli.

Highlighted is the importance of Paul Revere (1958), an elegant, simple style which powered Oneida's successful changeover to stainless steel. The display also stresses the impact of South Seas (1954), a pattern so popular it rejuvenated the company's traditional line of sliver-plated ware. Visitors can examine several original design drawings and heft examples of Perry-designed flatware in plate, sterling, and stainless.



On Exhibit   


Orientation Exhibit
The Braidings of Jessie Catherine Kinsley                                                      Wartime at Oneida Ltd                                                                                   Oneida Game Traps, 1852-1925: The Edward J. Knobloch Collection
Southseas to Botticelli: Frank Perry Flatware Designs for Oneida 1950s - 1970s                                   

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current exhibitions. 




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