On Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., the Oriskany Museum will host a presentation by David J. Cooney on the history of local German prisoner of war camps during World War II. This presentation is free and open to the public.
Cooney is a senior history student at Utica College and a United States Army veteran. He is currently researching the camps that housed German POWs in Utica, Rome, Boonville and Fort Drum, among other locations in Upstate New York. He is originally from St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Oriskany Museum is located at 420 Utica Street in the Village of Oriskany just off State Route 69 between the cities of Utica and Rome. The museum boasts a collection that spans American history, from Native American arrowheads to Vietnam War flight gear. Starting December 1, the museum will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm. For November hours or more information, please visit oriskanymuseum.com or call 315-736-7529.
Pictured: Artifacts from the Second World War in the Oriskany Museum Collection.
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