Point of Pride 5/4

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UTICA — The first settlers of the rugged wilderness that became the towns of Remsen and Steuben were hearty pioneers, Welsh immigrants, and a famous Revolutionary War hero.

The untamed forest of Oneida County proved challenging, but not insurmountable for Remsen's first settlers.

The Oneida County History Center will present author and journalist Megan Plete Postol, who will share the history and images of the area of Remsen, Steuben, and Hinkley in a virtual program on Wednesday May 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Postol is a reporter and photographer for local area newspapers the Boonville Herald and Rome Sentinel. Postol is a lifelong resident of the Remsen who said they have a deep sense of hometown pride and commitment to the area. Copies of her book "Around Remsen and Steuben" are available at the OCHC in our bookstore.

This online program takes place on Wednesday May, 21, starting at 6:30 p.m.. The event is free and open to all. Advanced registration is required and can be completed at www.oneidacountyhistory.org/programs.html

Registrants will receive a link and instruction on how to join this online event after registration is complete.

The Oneida County History Center is a private 501c3 not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving the history, heritage, and culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley for present and future generations. Admission to this program is free for the general public; donations are encouraged. Contact the History Center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website at www.oneidacountyhistory.org for additional information.

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