This May, the Herkimer County Historical Society invites the community to delve into a diverse range of educational and entertaining programs, promising something for everyone. From aviation enthusiasts to aspiring artists, there’s an event to spark curiosity and creativity.

  1. Jim Coulthart Presents: The Story of Empire Airlines Date: May 8th, 2024 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Herkimer County Historical Society, 406 N. Main Street, Herkimer

Embark on a captivating journey through aviation history as Jim Coulthart takes us through “The Story of Empire Airlines.” Discover the triumphs and challenges of one of the region’s pioneering airlines, exploring its impact on local communities and its lasting legacy in the skies.

  1. Vicki Ferrusi’s Watercolor Painting Class Date: May 13th, 2024 Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Location: Herkimer County Historical Society, 406 N. Main Street, Herkimer

Unleash your inner artist under the guidance of acclaimed painter Vicki Ferrusi. Join her Watercolor Painting Class and learn essential techniques to create stunning works of art. Whether you’re a seasoned painter or a beginner, this class promises to inspire and ignite your passion for watercolor.

  1. Cheryl Pula Presents: Ice Water Mansions – The Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes Date: May 16th, 2024 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Herkimer County Historical Society, 406 N. Main Street, Herkimer

Dive into the depths of maritime history with Cheryl Pula as she uncovers the mysteries of the Great Lakes’ shipwrecks. “Ice Water Mansions” offers a fascinating glimpse into the perilous journeys and tragic tales of vessels lost beneath the waves, weaving a narrative of courage, tragedy, and resilience.

  1. Bus Trip to Rochester Lilac Festival Date: May 18th, 2024: Departing from Clinton and Herkimer

Experience the beauty and fragrance of spring at the renowned Rochester Lilac Festival! Join us for a scenic bus trip to Highland Park, where thousands of lilac bushes burst into bloom, creating a stunning tapestry of colors. Enjoy live music, food vendors, and explore the festival’s attractions at your leisure.

Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities to learn, create, and explore with the Herkimer County Historical Society. For more information and to reserve your spot, please contact us at 315-866-6413 or

About Herkimer County Historical Society:

The Herkimer County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich history of Herkimer County and its surrounding regions. Through engaging programs, exhibitions, and educational initiatives, the Society strives to inspire a deeper appreciation for the past and its relevance to the present and future.

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