The Herkimer County Historical Society has started a new project to help keep you connected during the coronavirus pandemic.

Caryl Hopson, Administrative Assist of the Herkimer County Historical Society, has been making localized crossword puzzles. She publishes a new one each weekday on their website,, and also on their Facebook page. Some of the topics include:

Caryl says, "I'm learning a lot about local history while researching a different topic every day, and the topics are endless." She has made over 25 puzzles and feels it's a great way to stay connected while doing something fun.

The Oneida County Historical Society has borrowed the crossword puzzle idea from Cheryl. They are doing two puzzles a week and sharing them on Facebook and Twitter.

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