ONEIDA - The Madison County Historical Society (MCHS) will hold its Victorian Christmas Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Cottage Lawn, headquarters of the society, located at 435 Main St. in Oneida.

This event is free and open to the public. The period rooms will be festively decorated by the Green Thumb Garden Club and Sherrill Garden Club and Oneida area florist Balloons and Blossoms and.

Holiday music will ring throughout the house all afternoon. Holy Cross Academy Choir, under the direction of Roselle Lynch will perform from 1 to 1:30 pm and will be followed by the Oneida High School Select Choir, under the direction of Heather O’Connell, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The Whitelaw Ringers of Praise Ensemble will then perform from 2 to 2:30 p.m. under the direction of Esther Jaquin, while St. Pat’s Angels, under the direction of Catherine Lare, will perform from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Kevin Bailey will close out the afternoon with holiday classics beginning at 3 p.m.

The MCHS gift shop will also be open and will offer a selection of holiday gifts including memberships to the historical society, Hop Fest shirts, paper dolls, and historical literature. Raffle tickets for the 50/50 raffle and gift baskets will also be sold during the event; drawings will be held at the end of the open house.

The event is free and open to the public. Holiday refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Madison County Historical Society at 315-363-4136 or 315-361-9735, email, visit, or like them on Facebook at Madison County Historical Society, Oneida, NY.