Tuesday, February 26th at 7 PM, the Oneida Dispatch Media Lab will be hosting a special presentation on the history of the Mohawk Valley by former Madison County Historian Back Street Mary Messere.
The event will be streamed live via USTREAM on the Internet via the Dispatch's Media Lab located at the Oneida Dispatch's main office in Oneida, and will feature not only a lecture on the “Colonial Past if the Mohawk Valley”, but videos of the different sites filmed by Mary’s production company History Star Productions.
Some of the sites included in the presentation will be Fort Herkimer, Herkimer Mansion, Johnson Hall, Indian Church and Palatine Church. The focus of the talk will be spotlighting the history leading up to the Revolution, Sir William Johnson, and some of the battles fought in the Mohawk Valley.
The evening will also debut Messere’s new book titled "Central New York History Stories Volume II", which has over 65 stories of different historic sites and NYS Historic Markers in the Upstate area.
Messere is a public speaker, writer, poet and historian who is currently the Director of the Old Town of Eaton Museum. She has a number of books out on the upstate history including a nationally published book by Arcadia Publishing called “Eaton”, and writes articles for newspapers and magazines.
For information you may contact the Oneida Dispatch located at 130 Broad Street in Oneida, or go to www.historystarproductions.com.