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NYSCOGO Meeting Schedule

Spring 2014

Meeting Date:         Saturday May 3, 2014

Location: Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum,

717 Lakeport Road, Chittenango, NY 13037


Time:      9:00 – 9:30  Registration

               9:30 – 11:30 Business Meeting and Site information

               11:30 – 12:30 catered lunch

               12:30 – 1:30   Speaker

               1:30 – 3:00 Tour of The Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum

The speaker will be Matthew Urtz, Madison County, NY Historian

Topic: “Famous Faces of Madison County”

The talk highlights some of the prominent individuals with family roots in the county.

Matt Urtz was born & raised in Verona, NY graduating from Vernon-Verona-Sherrill in 1998.  He went on to the State University of New York College (SUNY) at Oswego where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in May of 2002 in History with a minor in Economics.  During his undergraduate work he interned at Fort Ontario and the Rome, NY Historical Society.  Upon completion of his undergraduate work he continued his studies at Oswego earning a Master’s Degree in 2005.  His final project included an internship at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.  Urtz was appointed the Madison County Historian in April 2010.  He also serves on the Cabinet of Freedom for the National Abolitionist Hall of Fame and Museum, on the Archives Committee for the Central New York Library Resource Council and as a Board Member and Regional Coordinator for the Association of Public Historians in New York State.  In October of 2013 Urtz started a project to record the stories of WWII Veterans from Madison County.  Urtz recorded the story of seven veterans so far but is working to record more with the goal of having the recordings available at local libraries and at the Madison County Historical Society. 

Cost:  $25.00  Includes meeting, catered lunch, lecture and a tour.

If you plan to attend, Click here for a reservation form:

Our meetings are open to the public:

Guests are also welcome to skip the business meeting and join us for lunch, lecture and tour. We would especially welcome those with an interest in genealogy and/or history - we are always looking for new members.



Last updated 3/19/2014