Alex Sisti, the director of the H.A.R.P. Museum at the Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley, will present on March 9th at 2:00 PM at the Oneida County History Center. The presentation will focus on John Devereux, a prominent Irish citizen and one of Utica’s most revered figures. Although many residents are familiar with Devereux’s name, few know his significant contributions to Utica.


Sisti will provide a brief overview of Devereux’s ancestors from France and Ireland and his arrival in Utica in 1802. The presentation will highlight his numerous achievements over the years. Finally, the talk will conclude with some information about the efforts being made to acknowledge his many contributions to the city where he lived.


Oneida County History Center is a private 501(c) (3) not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving the history, heritage, and culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley for present and future generations; please contact the History Center at 315-735-3642 or visit for additional information.