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Greater Oneonta Historical Society

The Greater Oneonta Historical Society, founded in 1939 as the Upper Susquehanna Historical Society, is a non-profit membership organization with a 17-member Board. As one of the largest local history groups in Central New York, GOHS works to preserve the heritage of the city and town of Oneonta. The Greater Oneonta Historical Society (GOHS) has announced that the Oneonta History Center's hours have been extended. The History Center at 183 Main Street is now open 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday and from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, as well as for special events or by prior arrangement. GOHS' collections of thousands of items include photographs, postcards, portraits, clothing, ephemera, and other historical objects about life in the Upper Susquehanna region. These arts, artifacts, and archives are housed at GOHS' Oneonta History Center at 183 Main Street, in the oldest brick building in the Oneonta Downtown Historic District. The History Center also houses permanent and temporary local history exhibitions and displays, and resource library, and a gift shop. Admission is free.

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Tuesdays through Fridays 12 noon to 4 PM and Saturdays 10 AM to 4 PM.

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    Oneonta, situated just south of Cooperstown in the Susquehanna Valley, is known as the "City of the Hills" and home to the State University College at Oneonta and Hartwick College. Oneonta's quaint Main Street is filled with cafes and boutiques; just a short drive across the river, you'll find national retailers, more dining and family-fun activities.

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