Country Roads Antique Appraisal Fundraiser

For Immediate Release
Date:  April 7, 2017
Contact: Sydney L. Loftus, Executive Director

Re: Country Roads Antique Appraisal fundraiser returns to the Madison County Historical Society on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m.- 4p.m.

Country Roads Antique Appraisal fundraiser returns to the Madison County Historical Society on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m.- 4p.m. Do you have something old and cherished that you want to know more about, especially its value? Appraiser, Phyllis Noble, with over twenty years of experience within the field of antiques and collectibles will be on hand to identify and conduct the appraisals. The cost for the verbal appraisal is $3 per item, $5 for 2 items, or $10 for 4 items. The appraisal event will take place at the Madison County Historical Society located at 435 Main Street in Oneida. All appraisal fees benefit the Madison County Historical Society’s Restoration Fund. Phyllis Noble is generously donating her time and expertise. Come support the Madison County Historical Society on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m.- 4p.m. for the Country Roads Antique Appraisal. For more information please contact MCHS at 315-363-4136, 315-361-9735, or history@mchs1900.org. The Madison County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates both a museum and the Mary King Research Library located at 435 Main Street in Oneida.  The society continues to preserve, collect, promote, and exhibit the history of Madison County and its fifteen towns and one city through the development of programs that enhance Madison County’s heritage. The historical society’s headquarters are housed in an 1849 Gothic Revival Villa that is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places.

Decorative Painting on Paper Maché Workshop, Saturday, April 8

For Immediate Release
Date: March 2, 2017
Contact: Sydney L. Loftus, Executive Director

Re: Decorative Painting on Paper Maché Workshop, Saturday, April 8 at Madison County Historical Society, please call to reserve your space.

Decorative Painting on Paper Maché Workshop at the Madison County Historical Society on April 8, 2017.

Join us for the Decorative Painting on Paper Maché Workshop on Saturday, April 8 from 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. The paper maché basket-toting bunny form participants will be decoratively painting is quite similar to the paper maché animal forms used for both play and display purposes by children and adults during the Victorian Era. Paper Maché (papier maché) literally means “chewed paper” in French. It refers to the art of layering or soaking paper pieces in an adhesive, which, when built up sufficiently over an armature or mold and dried, resulting in sturdy objects for decorative and utilitarian purposes.

 Artist, Educator, Pamela Vogan Lynch will lead this workshop. Mrs. Lynch is a professional artist and retired Director of Art for the Oneida City School District with 35 years of experience in art education. The workshop will be held at the Madison County Historical Society on Saturday April 8 from 9:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. The cost for the workshop is $16. Space is limited, so please call to register.  All materials will be provided. This workshop is for adults and children aged 10 years and up.  In true Victorian fashion, tea and cookies will be served. For more information please contact MCHS at 315-363-4136, 315-361-9735, or history@mchs1900.org.The Madison County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates both a museum and the Mary King Research Library located at 435 Main Street in Oneida.  The society continues to preserve, collect, promote, and exhibit the history of Madison County and its fifteen towns and one city through the development of programs that enhance Madison County’s heritage. The historical society’s headquarters are housed in an 1849 Gothic Revival Villa that is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places.

Spirituality and Reform in the Burned-over District Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: February 17, 2017
CONTACT: Sydney L. Loftus, Executive Director

RE: Spirituality and Reform in the Burned-over District program at the Madison County Historical Society on March 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us Wednesday, March 22, at 7:00 p.m, for a discussion with Madis Senner about the dynamic relationship between Spirituality and Reform in 19th century NY and what wisdom it may offer us today. In Mr.  Senner’s recent book, Sacred Sites in North Star Country, Places in Greater NYS (PA, OH, NJ, CT, VA, VT, ONT) that Changed the World, he states that during the tumultuous antebellum period the fires of Spirituality and Reform both blazed brightly in Upstate NY. Religion was often the fuel for reform, other times it was the vehicle.

Madis Senner is a former money manager turned Seeker. He has been published in the NY Times, Barrons, and now writes books on spirituality. In 2002, he felt the call to pray around Onondaga Lake, which began his quest to search for sacred sites. Throughout that journey he learned about New York State’s rich history of Reform and Spirituality. He leads group meditations and teaches Earth Healing. He is a Keeper for several sacred sites. Much of the material presented will be from his fourth book Sacred Sites in North Star Country that teaches how Mother Earth interconnects us and details places to visit in greater NYS that changed the world. Copies of Mr. Senner’s book will be available for purchase following his talk.

There is no admission to attend the presentation. For more information please contact MCHS at 315-363-4136, 315-361-9735, or history@mchs1900.org. The Madison County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates both a museum and the Mary King Research Library located at 435 Main Street in Oneida. The society continues to preserve, collect, promote, and exhibit the history of Madison County and its fifteen towns and one city through the development of programs that enhance Madison County’s heritage. The historical society’s headquarters are housed in an 1849 Gothic Revival Villa that is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places.

Art of Theorem Painting Workshop, Sunday, March 19

For Immediate Release
Date: January 31, 2017
Contact: Sydney L. Loftus, Executive Director

Re: Art of Theorem Painting Workshop, Sunday, March 19 at Madison County Historical Society, please call to reserve your space.

Art of Theorem Painting Workshop at Madison County Historical Society on March19, 2017. Basket of Pansies created by Jean Hansen.
Art of Theorem Painting Workshop at Madison County Historical Society on March19, 2017. Basket of Pansies created by Jean Hansen.

Join us for the Art of Theorem Painting Workshop on Sunday, March 19 from 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Artist, Educator, Pamela Vogan Lynch will lead participants through the steps and techniques needed to create a framed theorem painting of a basket of pansies using materials by theorem designer, Jean Hansen. Theorem materials will be provided. Variations of flower colors are included.  This workshop is for adults and children aged 12 years and up.

Artist, Educator, Pamela Vogan Lynch will lead the workshop. Mrs. Lynch is a professional artist and retired Director of Art for the Oneida City School District with 35 years of experience in art education. The workshop will be held at the Madison County Historical Society on Sunday, March 19 from 12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. The cost for the workshop is $18. Space is limited, so please call to register. For more information please contact MCHS at 315-363-4136, 315-361-9735, or history@mchs1900.org. The Madison County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates both a museum and the Mary King Research Library located at 435 Main Street in Oneida.  The society continues to preserve, collect, promote, and exhibit the history of Madison County and its fifteen towns and one city through the development of programs that enhance Madison County’s heritage. The historical society’s headquarters are housed in an 1849 Gothic Revival Villa that is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places.

SOCIETY’S ANNUAL VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: November 17, 2016
CONTACT: SYDNEY LOFTUS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
RE: MADISON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S ANNUAL VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE ON DECEMBER 11 from 1-4 pm

Whitelaw Ringers of Praise Ensemble under the direction of Esther Jaquin will be returning to the Madison County Historical Society’s Annual Victorian Christmas Open House on December 11.
Whitelaw Ringers of Praise Ensemble under the direction of Esther Jaquin will be returning to the Madison County Historical Society’s Annual Victorian Christmas Open House on December 11.

The Madison County Historical Society will hold its Victorian Christmas Open House on December 11th from 1 to 4 pm at Cottage Lawn, headquarters of the society, located at 435 Main Street, Oneida. This event is free and open to the public. The period rooms will be festively decorated by Oneida area florist-Balloons and Blossoms and area garden clubs -Green Thumb Garden Club and Sherrill Garden Club.

Holiday music will ring throughout the house all afternoon. The Oneida Chorale Ensemble under the direction of Kim Nethway will perform from 1:00-1:30 pm. Oneida High School Select Choir under the direction of Heather O’Connell will perform from 1:30-2:00 pm. The Whitelaw Ringers of Praise Ensemble will perform from 2:00- 2:30 pm under the director of Esther Jaquin. St. Pat’s Angels under the direction of Catherine Lare will perform from 2:30-3:00. Vernon- Verona- Sherrill String Ensemble and Instrumental Ensemble will perform from 3:00-3:30 pm. Holy Cross Academy Choir under the direction of Roselle Lynch will perform from 3:30- 4:00 pm.

Come visit the society’s latest temporary exhibit, “A Celebration of Needle Arts” that showcases many quilts, embroidery, cross stitch, beaded work, and samplers from the Madison County Historical Society’s collection. Also on display are prayer quilts on loan from the First United Methodist Church in Oneida. The exhibition is on view from October 16 through February 1, 2017.

Visit our gift shop for that special holiday gift such as membership to the historical society, Hop Fest shirts, paper dolls, and historical literature. Raffle tickets for the 50/50 raffle and gift baskets will be sold during the event. All drawings will be held at the end of the event.

Come join us on Sunday, December 11th from 1 -4 pm at the Madison County Historical Society’s Annual Victorian Christmas Open House. The event is free and open to the public. Holiday refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Madison County Historical Society at (315) 363-4136 or (315) 361-9735, or email: history@mchs1900.org, or visit our website at www.mchs1900.org, and like us on Facebook at Madison County Historical Society, Oneida, NY.