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Peterboro Prepping For Civil War Weekend

Peterboro Prepping For Civil War Weekend

I was delighted that WKTV reports some good news: www.wktv.com/community/Peterboro-Prepares-for-Sesquicentennial-of-the-Civil-War-112933414.html Peterboro already preparing for Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. PETERBORO, N.Y. – 1861 marked the beginning of the American Civil War. The 19th Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend Committee plans to include programs that reflect the 150th anniversary of that conflict. Among the plans in […]

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The FX Matt Brewing Company, Utica, NY

The FX Matt Brewing Company, Utica, NY

The FX Matt Brewery is the second-longest running brewery in the nation, based in Utica, NY. It’s somewhat of a landmark here in this immigrant city, supplying jobs for many workers (even during th Prohibition Era). We took a guided tour of the building and the inner workings of the brewery, where all the stuff happens! Then we were treated to a Saranac beer in the elegant Matt saloon.

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Exploring the Utica Public Library

Exploring the Utica Public Library

Wandering around the Utica Public Library is fun! The massive collection of books and other media, combined with the stunning architecture and quiet reading nooks makes the visit very enjoyable.

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Oneida Community Mansion House, Sherrill, NY

Oneida Community Mansion House, Sherrill, NY

The Oneida Mansion House was built by the Oneida Community, a “free love” communalist cult that found refuge from persecution on Indian lands. These people built a virtual paradise for themselves, until bickering from within broke it all up. The Mansion is open for tours, and visitors are free to roam the grounds. I wrote a history of the cult– truth can be so stranger than fiction!

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