News & Highlights

Dec 20th: Evening Retreat of Candlelight Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness

Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/334437117366552/

Join us as we take pause during the holiday season for a restorative evening to balance the mind, body and spirit.

The evening will begin with a candlelight mellow flow yoga practice, followed by a moment of pause to nourish the body as we explore mindful eating. We will close with a guided meditation focusing on peace and calm during this holiday season.

Dec 13, 14, & 15th: Bogardus PAC: The "Nutty" Cracker

 

Waltz your way into OCMH's largest show of the year with Bogardus Pac's: The "Nutty" Cracker.

Over 80 children will take the stage to tell the story of a young girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and his fierce battle against the Mouse King.

The show will be from 7-8PM Dec 13th, 14th, and 15th.

Tickets are $10 and, as of now, are only available for the 13th and 14th.
Book your tickets now by calling (315)-363-1900

Dec 1: Marie and the Nutcracker Prince

December 1, 2018

Two Showings - 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Nov 11: Reader's Theater: World War I

ARMISTICE: A Pageant In Voices

Admission: $5

Nov 3rd: An Evening of Jazz Featuring The Jim O'Mahony Jazz Quartet

November 3rd, 2018 Saturday Night @8pm The Jim O'Mahony Jazz Quartet will be rocking the Big Hall of the Oneida Community Mansion House.

Check Them Out @: https://www.youtube.com/user/jimomahonymusic

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW for only $5 on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-jazz-featuring-t…

Or at the door Saturday Night for $8

October 27: Oneida Community Cemetery Tour , Noon

Explore 19th c. mourning culture in the OC Cemetery.  Don't wait, registration required!

Free to Members.  Non-Members: $7. Students (ages 8 & up): $3.

October 26th : Séances and Spiritualism in the 1800s , 6pm

What was Spiritualism and why was the Oneida Community interested in it?  Join us for an after-hours program that explores nineteenth century fascination with the spirit world.  Registration required.

Free to Members. Non-Members $15.  Students (ages 8 & up): $5.

 

October 19th: Séances and Spiritualism in the 1800s , 6pm

What was Spiritualism and why was the Oneida Community interested in it?  Join us for an after-hours program that explores nineteenth century fascination with the spirit world.  Registration required.

Free to Members. Non-Members $15.  Students (ages 8 & up): $5.

Oct. 6th & 7th: Path Through History Offers Free Tours

As part of New York State's biannual celebration of its rick historic legacy the Mansion House is offering free admission to the museum during business hours.  Free guided tours are offered at 10 am and 2 pm on Saturday, October 6 and at 2 pm only on Sunday, October 7.  A special tour "The Architecture of Communalism: An Outdoor Walking Tour of the Oneida Community Mansion House".  Self-guided tours are available throughout the day.

August 6: The Landmarks Society of Greater Utica, "Walks and Talks, Mansion House Grounds." 6 PM - 7:30 PM

August 6:  The Landmarks Society of Greater Utica, "Walks and Talks, Mansion House Grounds."  6 PM - 7:30 PM

A free outdoor tour of the Mansion House grounds.

July 24: Tuesdays on the Towpath, Oneida Ride (6pm)

July 24:  Tuesdays on the Towpath, Oneida Ride (6pm)

The Mansion House will host a recreational bike ride featuring our site and its connection to the Erie Canal.

Free and open to the public.

June 21: Anthony Wonderly, "Oneida Utopia: A Community Searching for Human Happiness and Prosperity"

June 21 (7pm) Anthony Wonderly, "Oneida Utopia: A Community Searching for Human Happiness and Prosperity":

The author Anthony Wonderley will share from his recent book about the Utopian Community, published through Cornell University Press.  Reception and book signing to follow the reading.

Free and open to the public. Donations welcome.

June 16 and 17: Kid's Day Out at the Mansion House

June 16 (9am-5pm), June 17 (12pm-5pm): Kid's Day Out!

Be an investigator and use clues to find your way through the Mansion House! We’ll provide the scavenger hunt information, and your family can pick the clue sheet and complete the challenge anytime during our open hours. When your sheet if complete, enter it in our raffle—you may win a prize!

June 3: The Irish and the Erie with Craobh Dugan musicians

June 3 at 3pm: The Irish and the Erie with Craobh Dugan musicians
Join us for an amazing musical story! In our historic hall, the musicians of Craobh Dugan will bring the history to life of how Irish immigrants helped to build the Erie Canal in an entertaining one hour presentation featuring the traditional Irish music they played and songs they sang. 

$5 for OCMH members, non-members: $10, Students (12 and up): $3, 12 and under: FREE​

 

 

May 20: Discussion: Religion and Identity in America Today

May 20 at 1pm: Discussion: Religion in America Today.

How does religion shape identity? Does it divide people or unite them?

Apr 29: Book Reading: The Ministers' War

Apr 29 at 1pm: Join us for author Michael Doyle's book reading of "The Minsters' War: John W. Mears, the Oneida Community, and the Crusade for Public Morality."  It's "a riveting account of Presbyterian minister John W. Mears's crusade against the Oneida Community." 

A book signing and reception will follow the reading. FREE and open to the public. Thank you to Sherrill-Kenwood Free Library for co-sponsoring the program!

 

 

 

Apr 28: Arbor Day Festival

April 28, 11am-2pm: Arbor Day Festival

The Oneida Community planted many trees at their home. Today, we have over thirty varieties. Join us as we celebrate Arbor Day with nature-based crafts and activities: build a birdhouse, make a birdfeeder, and enter a tree scavanger hunt and recieve a prize! Free admission to the program and to the House, so don't miss out!

Apr 22: Earth Day Clean-Up

Apr 22, 10:30am-12pm: Hike the pathway around Sunset Lake and pitch in to take care of our environment in our annual litter clean-up!

Apr 15: Discussion: Living in Utopia

Sunday, April 15, 1pm. Discussion: Living in Utopia

Can Utopian Communities succeed? Lynne Barnes, poet and former member of the Kerista Community in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, will join our discussion on the experience of communal living.

Apr 7: Historic Preservation Workshop: Windows

Saturday, April 7 1:00pm-3:30pm: Led by stained-glass expert and window restorer Jerome Durr of Jerome Durr Studios LLC, this workshop will emphasize identifying issues with historic windows ad best practices for the care and repair of windows.

Workshop tuition is $40; OCMH members are discounted to $30. Advance registration is required. Light refreshments will be served.​

Apr 1: MANSION HOUSE CLOSED

Sunday, April 1: the Mansion House will be closed. We resume regular business hours on Monday, April 2. 

March 24: MANSION HOUSE CLOSED

March 24: The Mansion House will be closed on Saturday, March 24 for a private memorial service. We will resume regular business hours on Sunday, March 25 (12pm-5pm).

March 18: Discussion: Designer Babies of the 1800s, Oneida Community Children

March 18 (1pm): The Oneida Community practiced family planning in the hopes that their children would inherit spirituality. Join our discussion about how religion influenced their family planning, and how their ideas relate to and diverge from the larger history of eugenics and reproduction.

March 11: Film Screening: Connie Cook, A Documentary

March 11 (2pm-4:30pm) In recognition of International Women's Day, join us for a film screening of "Connie Cook: A Documentary." As one of only three women in the New York State Assembly in the 1960s and 70s, Connie Cook led extraordinary efforts — against the odds — to create change within a male-dominated government. As a Republican Assemblywoman for New York’s 125th District, she sought equality and fought for women’s rights.

March 8 and 10: International Women's Day Tours

March 8 and 10 (10am and 2pm): What was life like for the women who became members of the socialist Utopian Oneida Community? In recognition of International Women's Day, OCMH will have guided tours at 10am and 2pm that explore the role of women and gender equality within the Oneida Community and their interactions with the outside world. 

Free to members, non-members: $7, students: $3.
 

Feb 11: Discussion: Early Resistance: Women, Religion, and Politics

Sunday, February 11 at 1pm: Women played a pivotal role in the changing political culture of the United States through support of abolition and the women's rights movement. Prof. Marcia Robinson of Syracuse University will join our discussion to share her research and insights into how Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, an African-American abolitionist, suffragist, and writer, fought in a resistance movement that resonates today.

Feb 9 &10: Behind the Scenes Tours

Feb 9 & 10: Behind the Scenes (Feb 9 at 10am;  Feb 10 at 10am and 2pm)

Jan 14: Discussion: Shaken & Stirred: Religious Ferment and Utopia

Sunday, January 14 at 1pm: Discussion: Shaken & Stirred: Religious Ferment and Utopia

Threats of violence. Excommunication. Arrest. Members of new religions and communities have faced intense consequences for their beliefs. From the eighteenth century to today, members of new religions and communities have faced intense consequences for their beliefs. This discussion will consider the different motivations that inspired new religious movements and the outcomes. 

Reception and Security positions available

The OneidaCommunity Mansion House has employment opportunities available for a part-time receptionist (evenings & weekends) and a part-time security guard (New York State licensed) (evenings, weekends, and holidays). For more information, please call OCMH at 315-262-0745 or stop by to pick up an application.