Third Annual Strawberry Jam at the Mansion House
Visit the Oneida Community Mansion House on Sunday, June 12, for their annual Strawberry Jam festival and fundraiser, hosted by the Friends of the Mansion House.
Activities begin at 9am with a flea market in the Vineyard across from the Mansion House. (Spaces to sell goods are available for $10.) From 12-4pm, enjoy grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and salt potatoes in the Mansion House Quadrangle, and live entertainment throughout the afternoon on the South Lawn. Make sure you indulge in the delicious strawberry shortcake – prepared according to the traditional Oneida Community recipe – and cool beverages throughout the afternoon!
Admission to Mansion House presentations and exhibits are only $2 from 12-4pm pm. Museum guides will be on hand to show you around and answer questions. Attend an illustrated introduction by Curator Tony Wonderley in the Big Hall at 1pm and 2:30pm. Exhibits on display include “Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community,” “Oneida Silverware Ads by Coles Phillips, 1911-1924”, “The Braidings of Jessie Catherine Kinsley,” and “Oneida Game Traps”, as well as period rooms, the Big Hall, Upper Sitting Room, and Nursery Kitchen.
A National Historic Landmark, Oneida Community Mansion House comprises Italian Villa, Second Empire and Victorian Gothic buildings that were home to the 19th century utopian Oneida Community (1848-1880). Today the Oneida Community Mansion House organization reserves, collects and interprets the material culture and intangible heritage of the historic site, located at 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421.
For more information, call 315-363-0745 or visit www.oneidacommunity.org.