The Oneida Community Mansion House (OCMH) will be unveiling their brand new National Register of Historic Places sign courtesy of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation on October 6, 2022 on the front lawn of the Mansion House.
The Mansion House was put on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. There are over 95,000 properties on the Register, but only about 2,600 (2.7%) have the honor of being designated National Historic Landmarks by the National Parks Service. Though designated in 1966, the Mansion House has never had any signage to alert the public to this important piece of American history. To remedy this, the Oneida Community Mansion House applied to the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s National Register Signage Grant Program which aims to provide markers to historic sites who currently do not have signage that informs people of a structure’s historic importance.
OCMH was fortunate enough to be awarded this grant and a marker was manufactured in Ohio and shipped to the Mansion House this Summer. On October 6, at 5:00pm the Mansion House will hold a formal unveiling ceremony to thank the Pomeroy Foundation and celebrate the 160th Anniversary of the construction of this National Historic Landmark. Representatives will be on hand from the Pomeroy Foundation and Mansion House staff and trustees will give brief remarks. The ceremony will be followed by a small reception inside the Mansion House.