Pioneer Day

COLHS will hold its sixth annual Pioneer Day event on Saturday, August 8, 2015, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. All events are open to the public and free of charge.

THE HISTORY HOUSE at 14 West Cayuga Street, Moravia, will feature artisan demonstrations, a Petting Zoo with Alpacas and Miniature Donkeys, Snacks and Raffles. Several historic quilts from the COLHS collection will be on display this year in the main exhibit room. Artisan demonstrations will include: Deer Horn Knives, Chair Decorating, Chair Caning, Quilt Making, Rug Making, Needlework, Knitting, Crocheting, Butter Making, Soap Making, Spinning, Antique Tool Demonstrations and Black Powder Guns.

Several baskets, each loaded with about $200 in merchandise and gift certificates from area businesses will be available for raffles.

As always, a highlight of the event will be a homemade pie sale. Hot dogs and other refreshments will be provided by 10-10 BBQ.

In addition to the planned demonstrations, several area artisans will have booths with their handiwork for sale. If you are an artisan and would like to reserve a space, please send an email or call Esther at 315-497-0537.

SYLVAN LODGE MASONIC LODGE at 159 Main Street, Moravia, will feature the Dr. Anthony Fine Art and Photography Contests. Both contests are open to all ages, amateur or professional. Click here for rules and registration forms.

In addition to art and photography submitted for the show, several works by Dr. H.E. Anthony will also be on display along with some of his memorabilia. Dr. Anthony was one of Moravia's country doctors for sixty years. He also was a prolific artist and playwright. COLHS houses a large collection of Dr. Anthony's paintings, scripts and memorabilia. Click here to read more about Dr. Anthony.

COLHS Annual Banquet, Thursday, April 23, 2015

Owasco Reformed Church Jan 11.jpgThe Owasco Reformed Church Guild in Owasco Village will host a Ham dinner for the annual banquet of the Cayuga-Owasco Lakes Historical Society at their church on Thursday April 23 at 6 p.m.

Members and their guests are invited to attend and help the Church celebrate the 200th year of the building that is on the State and National Historic Register. The Church building was completed in 1815, by the pioneers of Owasco. After the dinner, there will be a brief program in the sanctuary by Irene Ward and Laurel Auchampaugh, the Owasco Historian.

The church is located in the hamlet of Owasco at 5105 State Route 38A, near the intersection with Gahwiler Road.

The cost of the dinner is $12 per person. To make a reservation, please contact Esther Thornton no later than April 16, 2015 at 315-497-0537 or send an email.
Spring hours are now in effect. Currently the History House is open Mondays from 9am to noon.  Starting Saturday, May 30, the History House will be open each Saturday from 10am until 2pm (subject to the availability of volunteers).