ONEIDA — Local residents are invited to join the Oneida Community Mansion House on Friday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a special two-part tour.
The tour starts with a brief stop at the Oneida Community Mansion House, where you’ll learn about this utopian community’s history of industry and innovation. Then, the tour heads to Oneida Limited’s former factory, now the home of Sherrill Manufacturing and Liberty Tabletop, for a behind-the-scenes look at how your silverware goes from metal coil to finished product. Silverware has been made in Sherrill since 1914.
Today, Liberty Tabletop is the only remaining manufacturer of silverware in the United States. Tickets are $15, and reservations can be made by calling 315-363-0745 by March 5. The Oneida Community Mansion House was the residence of the 19th Century utopian Oneida Community (1848-1881).
OCMH preserves, collects, and interprets material culture and five historic buildings, situated on 33 landscaped lawns and gardens. OCMH is a National Historic Landmark and chartered by the New York State Department of Education. The Oneida Community Mansion House is located at 170 Kenwood Avenue, Oneida, NY 13421. For more information, visit www.oneidacommunity.org