Events - Brown Bag Lunch Programs
Wednesday May 3rd at noon
Book signing with Dennis Webster
Once a bustling hub on the Erie Canal, Utica and the surrounding region still harbor some spirits from the industrial age. "Old Main," Utica's shuttered psychiatric hospital, is one of the most haunted sites in New York State. John and Mary Jane Munn still walk the lavish halls of their castle on Rutger Street. Shrouded in secrecy, the Newport Masonic Temple's "Brotherhood of the Leather Apron" includes a ghostly membership. Otherworldly visitors also inhabit the Stanley Theater, Forest Hill Cemetery, the Madison House and many other historic locales. Follow Dennis Webster as he delves into the region's supernatural past.
Dennis Webster is a paranormal investigator with the Ghost Seekers of Central New York. His other works include Haunted Mohawk Valley, Haunted Old Forge and Wicked Adirondacks.
of the Lewis County General Hospital
Tuesday June 13, 2017
Presented by Michele Prince
and Christina Flint
Lewis County General Hospital
In 1929, the citizens
of Lewis County decided they needed a local
hospital. In 1930, the County of Lewis
purchased the land for the county hospital
on the top of a hill leading into town. The
cost of the land was $4,500. In 1930, the
construction of the hospital began. Seven
months later, in August 1931, the
construction phase ended and a brand new
healthcare facility opened its doors to a
grateful community. It was a sturdy
building of solid brick with six towering
white posts marking the main entrance.
Today, 86 years later, the main campus
encompasses 14.5 acres and offers over
220,000 square feet of floor space dedicated
to the provision of high quality healthcare
to the residents of the tri-county area.
From new buildings,
services and equipment, to an ever-changing
healthcare environment, plan to join us at
the Lewis County Historical Society to find
out how the facility has changed and evolved
to meet the needs of the residents in Lewis
County since 1931.
For more information please
contact the Historical Society at 376-8957
or at email@example.com.