145 East Erie Blvd.
Rome, NY 13440
Phone: (315) 337-9400
Fax: (315) 337-8660
Arts & Museums
The Society houses an important collection of over 100,000 historical textiles and samplers, maps, paintings, prints, photographs, early tools, and other artifacts related to the area. The permanent exhibits feature the Iroquois peoples, the Forts on the Carry, the first European settlers in the area, the canals, the dairy industry, manufacturing and early life in Rome.
A multi-arts facility that offers a broad range of programming and services.
The Erie Canal Village is a recreation of the 19th-century settlement, which existed in this area. The site of the museum is where the process of building the Erie Canal started. You will get to see some colonial buildings where people dressed in period costumes go about their daily chores. There are several interesting events and activities like cruises and boat rides, blacksmith demonstrations and other things that are exciting to attend. A must visit for everyone interested in history or exploring a different aspect of the city.
Located the Downtown Oneida, Cottage Lawn was designed and established in 1849 by architect Alexander Jackson Davis. Done up in Gothic Revival style of architecture, the building became home to the Cottage Lawn Museum and the headquarters for Madison County Historical Society in late 1900s. Open on weekdays, the museum offers guided and self-guided tours to interested visitors. Apart from this, Cotton Lawn also hosts various cultural and social events throughout the year.
Learn more about Oneida county at this museum featuring multiple exhibits on local history.
This regional fine arts center serves patrons through three divisions: the Museum of Art, Performing Arts and the School of Art. The Museum of Art features a renowned permanent collection, exhibitions and educational programs for all ages in an International-style gallery building designed by architect Philip Johnson and in Fountain Elms, a Victorian-era Italianate mansion. World famous soloists and ensembles, recitals with commentary, cinema, family programs, outdoor festival concerts, and educational activities are presented through the Performing Arts division. A nationally accredited college program in association with Pratt Institute and community art education for all ages are offered through the School of Art.
This hall of fame was established to honor the athletes who have lent their names and achievements to defining the sport of distance running.
Kids and parents alike will love this state of the art museum full of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children.
Structured and built in 1893, John C. Hieber Building is a renowned historic building in Utica. The five story building conjugating eloquent red bricks is built by local architect Frederick H. Gouge. It comprises of a popular children’s museum. Open on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9:15a to 12:30p, it is accessible throughout the year. The pricing is commercially viable and it promises to be an educationally-gratifying experience. The Iroquois Native American Longhouse, located on the second floor, constitutes of Native American artifacts, displays, interactive kiosks, and much more. It is the lone children’s museum in the entire nation to be adopted by the NASA and the Office of Science. On the whole, a perfect indulgence for some knowledge gaining.
Housed in a handcrafted white pine log building, the Shako:wi Cultural Center is filled with items and stories regarding past and present Oneida Indian Nation. Exhibits include clothing, basketry, carvings, dolls, beadwork, and artifacts.
The Canal Town Museum was previously a bakery in the state of New York that was later converted into a museum. The building was constructed in the year 1873. and was used as a commercial and residential space. It showcases exhibitions on local history and culture of Old Erie Canal. This unique structure is also on the National Register of Historic Places.