If you've ever wanted to know what it was like to attend a party in Utica in the 1830's, you now have the chance thanks to the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica.

WKTV reports The Landmarks Society has completed renovating the first floor of the #3 mansion at Rutger Park and now you can use the setting for your own private parties and functions.

The Landmarks Society took ownership of the #3 mansion along with the #1 mansion at Rutger Park in 2008 with the goal of preserving them for future generations to explore.

The mansion at #3 was once the home to U.S. Senator Roscoe Conkling, who also served as Mayor of Utica, and helped draft the 14th and 15th amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Renovations on the mansion aren't completely finished, but the first floor is done and ready to host gatherings once again.

The Landmarks Society will be renting the first floor out for parties starting at $100 per hour with a two-hour minimum, as of now you'll have to bring your own food and supply the entertainment, but if you're a lover of local history it seems a small price for an evening at Roscoe Conkling's mansion.

The Landmarks Society is working to complete renovations in the rest of the house, if you are interested in donating labor time and/or money to the cause you can do so at UticaLandmarks.org.


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