PROGRAMS

Historical programs have been offered to the community for several years on a variety of subjects which center around history and historical events in our region, state or nation.  Presenters are specialists in the topic and always welcome questions.  Programs are offered once a month on Sunday at 7pm from May to October in the museum's Community Room.  All programs are free and open to the public.  A sample of past programs included “The Sullivan Trail”, “The Civilian Conservation Corps” and the “Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.”

Summer Program Schedule

Check back often for updates and announcements!

August 21, 2022

7pm

Beginnings - Trade and Industry

Presenter:

Claire Morehouse

Between 1800-1870, Union Springs was a booming hub of milling, mining, and shipping. The Village was strategically located as a shipping center. The shore was lined with with warehouse, piers, boat yards, and coopers' shops. Mills circled the North Pond. Howland Mill was one of the most productive in the area encouraging farmers to have their grain ground here and then shipped in locally made barrels. Fashionable homes were being constructed. This was a busy place!

September 17, 2022

2pm

Oswego Valley Fiddlers

Presenter:

Oswego Valley Fiddlers

They perform a little bit of everything: square dance old time fiddle, jig and reels, waltzes and gospel. French Canadian and Appalachian styles of music are part of their repertoire. Their ensemble will have 6-10 performers and they'll be playing some non-orchestral instruments like a washtub, spoons, and kazoo.

October 16, 2022

7pm

Haunted Tales, Hoaxes & Strange but True Stories of the Finger Lakes

Presenter:

Walt Gable

Learn about strange reports and yarns in the area. Ghost stories just in time for Halloween. The Spiritualism Movement will be tied in with local communities. Some of these stories are hoaxes, but some are true. Come and find out which ones are which.