Author Kathleen “Chip” Twellman Haley will discuss and sign copies of her newest book, Rome Through Our History, Volume II. She’ll talk about the people and places in Rome, plus share stories from the surrounding towns. The pilot who landed the first B-52 bomber at Griffiss Air Force Base, the Underground Railroad, and the old Oneida County Home in Rome are just a few of the stories that will be told.  This program takes place in the History Center’s main gallery on Saturday, November 16, 2019 starting at 1:00 PM, and is free and open to all.

Haley is a retired news editor and has written hundreds of local history columns that have been published in the Sunday edition of the Rome Daily Sentinel newspaper. She has also written local history columns as a volunteer for the Rome Historical Society.  The society is the source for many of her columns, along with old newspaper clippings, personal interviews, and online resources. She has compiled two books,  Rome Through Our History, Volume I and II, based on these columns.

Both Volume I and Volume II will be for sale at this program. Both books may also be purchased at the Rome Historical Society, 200 Church St. in Rome.  A portion of the proceeds from book sales goes to support the Rome Historical Society.

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

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