Community Resources and PartnersHerkimer BOCESPoland is a component school district of Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES. For more information about the BOCES, visit www.herkimer-boces.org.
Catholic Charities of Herkimer CountyCatholic Charities was founded in 1917 based on the belief that people have a right and a duty to participate in society and to seek the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable. For 83 years, Catholic Charities has been proud to welcome people of all faiths, races, and lifestyles. Through the 1950’s, Catholic Charities primarily operated in the urban areas of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy where volunteers and religious women worked with orphaned children, foster and adoptive families, and hospitals. A Counselor from Catholic Charities works at Poland CSD four days a week to provide prevention counseling and resources.
Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL)Your life. Your decisions. RCIL believes that if you want to live independently you don't need permission, you need resources. RCIL provides real solutions to the personal, social, or governmental barriers that are stopping your decisions from being respected and realized.Do you like dinosaurs? Have you ever seen the golden treasures found in King Tut’s tomb? Would you like to be an archeologist or a paleontologist when you grow up? Well the Herkimer Community Museum is the place for you! The Herkimer Community Museum has exhibits on dinosaurs and ancient Egypt, including a hands-on fossil dig room where you can practice being a paleontologist and dig up buried fossils! The dinosaur exhibit includes complete Chasmosaurus and Raptor skeletons, as well as complete T-Rex and Allosaurus skulls, plus other dino-artifacts!! The exhibit on ancient Egypt features archeological treasures that were discovered in King Tut’s tomb, including his golden throne and funerary mask! The Herkimer Community Museum is open on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. It is located at 301 North Prospect Street in the village of Herkimer in the back of the library building. Parking is available and admission is $5 for adults, which includes admission for one accompanying child age 12 or under. Each additional child is $1. Group tours are also available with advance reservations. Call 866-0300 ext. 8525 for more information. Also, keep an eye open for our upcoming holiday event on Saturday, November 16th!!