Announcing the NHEP Grant Recipients
Efforts to revitalize four historic buildings in Oneida, Blue Mountain Lake, Whallonsburg, and Saranac Lake will get boosts thanks to grants awarded through our Northeast Heritage Economy Program. NHEP funds are made possible thanks to an award to the Preservation League of New York State along with the Preservation Trust of Vermont, Maine Preservation, and the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance from the Regional Forest Economy Partnership initiative of the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC). The four states have evenly split the award of $1 million. In total, fifteen projects have been funded by this innovative collaboration. The organizations looked for projects that strengthen the communities they serve as well as their economies in areas that are suffering from the decline of the forest products industry. These grants support workforce development, cultural centers, community-supported enterprise, and visitor destinations in historic locations including museums, theaters, a historic garage building, a barn and a utopian industrial community.
The Oneida Community Mansion House in Oneida will receive $52,000 to repair and rehabilitate a roof, masonry facade and associated internal framework of this National Historic Landmark building. Upon completion this will pave the way for new industry installation, allowing wellness and food service businesses to expand, as well as allowing the Mansion House to host performances. — Read More
CRP Students, Faculty, Alumni Renovate Oneida Mansion
In April 2019, 28 students and alumni from Cornell University came to Oneida to give the Mansion House a little TLC. To learn more, check out this article from the Cornell Chronicle about the Historic Preservation Planning department’s 2019 Work Weekend:
In case you missed Archives Week 2019, don’t panic! Archives/History month (October) comes around every year, so while you wait for this year’s exhibit, check out this promo video from 2019 (watch all the way to the end if you want to see OCMH’s exhibit from that year).
Your Town Oneida: Oneida Community Mansion House
When local news channel 3 did a “Your Hometown” feature on Oneida, NY they included a segment on the Mansion House
Oneida Community Mansion House planning repairs to preserve, protect history
Article in the Oneida Dispatch by C. Pritchard 7/2019 about preservation issues at the Mansion House
Eight That Can't Wait 2019: Oneida Community Mansion House
The Eight That Can’t Wait, an annual highlight of PACNY’s advocacy mission, is intended to raise public awareness about challenged historic resources in the five-county Central New York region and provide support for their preservation. In 2019 they included the Oneida Community Mansion House
Trees at Oneida's Mansion House declared state champions
For years, tour guides at the Oneida Community Mansion House have told visitors that the towering tulip tree in the quad might be the biggest of its kind in New York.
Tour guides no longer have to hedge about the tree. The state has officially decreed the 113-foot tulip tree a "champion" -- the largest known specimen of its species in New York. A 134-foot black walnut on the Mansion House grounds was also named a champion. — Read More
To support efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and safeguard the community, the Oneida Community Mansion House is temporarily CLOSED to the public. We look forward to opening Mansion House spaces for all to enjoy when circumstances allow.
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