Hidden Treasures Silent Auction
August 12 through 16, 2014 (auction closes at 8 p.m.)
Kenwood and Vine
170 Kenwood Avenue, Oneida, NY
Please consider contributing an item to the silent auction :
Autographed music or sports memorabilia, tickets to sports games,
packages, vacation rentals, concert tickets, services, and of course,
art, antiques, and collectibles…….
To donate, call the Mansion House at 363-0745.
10 am to 4 pm
| Strawberry Jam Festival
The activities begin with a flea market in the Vineyard across from the Mansion House at 10 am and spaces to sell goods are available for $10. From 12 to 4 pm, food and beverages will be available in the Quadrangle of the Mansion House and on the south lawn there will be live music and all manner of desserts prepared with strawberries for sale.
There is no admission charge for guided tours scheduled for 1 pm and 2:30 pm that day beginning in the Big Hall on the second floor. After an introduction by Curator Tony Wonderley, explore exhibits and period rooms on your own. Docents will be stationed throughout to answer questions.
Mothers and Children of the Original Oneida Community
In collaboration with the Earlville Opera House in celebration of Mother's Day this exhibit presents a history of the mothers and children of the original Oneida Community through artifacts, photographs and quotations.
|Current Exhibit Through August 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.