Edelweiss Schuhplattlers of the Utica Maennerchor will perform several traditional dances in the OCHC main gallery.  Audience members are invited to watch the dancers and may be offered the chance to learn a few steps.  Free and family friendly. This program takes place in the History Center’s main gallery on Saturday, May 11 starting at 1:00 PM.

Edelweiss Schuhplattlers of the Utica Maennerchor is a German/Austrian folk dance group that was founded in 1976.  The group consists of children, teens, and adults who perform at German clubs and festivals throughout the region.  In 2018 they appeared at the Bavarian Festival (Utica), Sommerfest (Binghamton), Oktoberfest (Syracuse), & Afternoon in Bavaria Fest (Albany).  The dancers are instructed Gracie Schell and co-managed by Gracie Schell and Karl Wuerslin.

The Oneida County History Center, formerly the Oneida County Historical Society, is a private 501(c) (3) not-for-profit educational institution and is dedicated to preserving history and promoting the culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley. Admission to this program is free for the general public; donations are encouraged. Please contact the center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website (www.oneidacountyhistory.org) or Facebook.com page for additional information.

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