This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Ballston Spa author and historian David Fiske who questions the persistent claim that Ballston Spa native and Civil War general Abner Doubleday invented the game of baseball in Cooperstown. [Read more…] about Ballston Spa’s Abner Doubleday and Baseball
The Opening Day of Baseball edition of the Capital District Civil War Round Table Podcast features Tim Wiles, the former director of research at the Baseball Hall of Fame Library in Cooperstown and current director of the Guilderland Public Library.
Tim talked about his time in Cooperstown, the Doubleday Myth, Troy-native Johnny Evers, the story behind ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game,’ the services offered by the Guilderland Public Library, and much more. [Read more…] about Nineteenth-Century Baseball Myths, History (Podcast)
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) has announced their 2019 Awards of Merit that will be presented to twelve individuals, museums, exhibitions, and programs from across New York State.
The Awards of Merit were judged for programs conducted in 2018 and will be presented as part of the Museum Association of New York’s 2019 conference “Access and Identity” at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 8 am. [Read more…] about Museum Association of NY Announces Awards of Merit
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) has officially opened registration for their 2019 Annual Conference “Access and Identity.”
The MANY Annual Conference is the largest gathering for both established and emerging museum professionals in New York State. This year’s conference will bring more presenters and sessions than ever before and will cover topics on fundraising, education, collections, and discussions on diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. [Read more…] about Annual NY Museums Conference Registration Now Open
The Museum Association of New York (MANY) annual conference has been set for April 7-9, 2019 in Cooperstown, NY. Coordinators have announced a call for proposals, following the theme Acess & Identity.
Presentations by individuals from institutions of all sizes, all stages of their careers, and from all disciplines are welcome to submit a proposal. Share how your museum is changing, or has changed, the ways in which it approaches issues of access and identity to support your mission, in 10 PowerPoint slides in 10 minutes. [Read more…] about NYS Museums Conference Call for Proposals
A tour Cooperstown’s Historic Hyde Hall Estate, including lunch on the banks of Otsego Lake has been set for Wednesday, August 8th, 2018.
The private tour will grant participants exclusive access to the historically significant neoclassic country mansion and cover the numerous phases of construction, beginning in 1817. [Read more…] about Tour Cooperstown’s Historic Hyde Hall Estate
After nearly 120 years, the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA) is no more. On March 13, 2017, the State Board of Regents approved NYSHA’s request to amend its charter to change its name to Fenimore Art Museum, revise its corporate purposes, designate the Commissioner of Education as agent for corporation service; and update the organization’s IRS dissolution language (pdf link).
The move follows years of debate over the role of the organization as a statewide advocate for the New York State History Community, a troubled history of publishing the State’s history journal New York History, and questions about NYSHA’s support for the long-standing annual spring meeting of the State’s historians, the Conference on New York State History. [Read more…] about NYSHA Defunct: New York State Historical Association Is No More
“A Celebration of Our Agricultural Community”, a conference on food and farming at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, will inform and inspire farmers and the public, unifying and driving the agricultural economy in Central New York. The conference takes place Saturday, November 15 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm and is free to the public.
The conference’s keynote speaker is Richard Ball, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Addressing the topic of food systems will be Jason Evans, Assistant Professor of Agriculture, SUNY Cobleskill. Doug Thompson of G&T Farm will speak on the impact farming has on our communities and economies, as well as pasture management. [Read more…] about Farmers’ Museum Conference Celebrates Agriculture
William Walker, Associate Professor of History at SUNY Oneonta, will play excerpts and lead a discussion on the importance of the lake, how it has changed. [Read more…] about Otsego Lake Life Focus Of Fenimore Museum Event
“Things That Go Bump in the Night” at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown is an “eerie tour” led by museum interpreters about the shadowy grounds to hear the many mysteries and ghostly happenings that have occurred in the museum’s historic village.
Afterward members of the Templeton Players bring a classic ghost story to life. These tours are held on three nights only: Saturday, October 18; Friday, October 24; and Saturday, October 25, beginning at 5:30 p.m. [Read more…] about Holloween Event At The Farmers’ Museum