Hello and Welcome to the blog site of the Boonville Historical Club, a women’s club founded in Boonville, New York, in 1900. See more about our history on the “Club History” page (click the tab above).
The Boonville Historical Club is a member of the Northern New York Federation of Women’s Clubs, Inc., District 4. We are not a historical society, but we are a member of the Oneida County Historians Association.
According to its constitution, the Boonville Historical Club’s purpose is “mutual and civic improvement, study of history, and topics of general interest.” Monthly programs are usually presented by a member or a knowledgeable speaker on a topic of interest to the club. Sometimes the programs are open to the public.
Regular meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise announced), beginning in October and ending in June. Previously, meetings have been held at the Dodge-Pratt-Northam Art and Community Center, Schuyler Street; at the town and village offices on Route 12; and occasionally at a member’s home. When we created this blog, during the 2009-2010 season, most meetings were held at Trinity Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 151 Ford Street. For the 2010-2011 season, we moved our meeting place to the Presbyterian Church fellowship hall.
There is no meeting in January or when the meeting date falls on a legal holiday or school is not in session (this includes Adirondack Central School snow days).
Officers of the club are a president, a vice-president, a recording secretary, a corresponding secretary, a treasurer, and a historian (click on the 2010-2011 Program tab above for a list of current officers).
We started this blog during the 2009-2010 season to call attention to our theme, “Freedom is Not Free,” and to create awareness of our “Adopt A Platoon” participation. The monthly programs were related to this theme. In addition to presentations by local authors and historians, past programs have included the history of old bottles, global warming, ghost catchers, state governors, the Battle of Gettysburg, herbs, women on stamps, tombstones, weather, and cookbooks, as well as musical programs. One of these included a bluegrass history and concert. Members respond to roll call by naming something related to the evening’s program.
For membership information, please click on the Membership tab above.
Note: The Boonville Historical Club retains no genealogical records. If you’re looking for genealogical information or additional history of Boonville, please contact the town/village historian, Mr. James Pitcher, 159 Schuyler Street, Boonville, NY 13309, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. or call (315) 942-2184. You might also want to contact the Oneida County Historical Society in Utica, at (315) 735-3642 or see the link to their website in the sidebar.