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Cooperstown Family Calendar of Events

Springfield, NY, Fourth of July Parade
Springfield Fourth of July Parade

Read about the latest family attractions events in the Cooperstown area, including news from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, The Farmers' Museum, and Fenimore Art Museum.


Cooperstown on a Budget

Cooperstown NY Community Band
The Cooperstown Community Band offers free concerts during the summer

Gas prices and general inflation got you down? Maximize your hard-earned money by following these money-saving Cooperstown vacation tips.


Family Travel Beyond Cooperstown

Howe Caverns, Cobleskill, NY
Howe Caverns in Cobleskill, NY, features an 80-minute tour of a living, limestone cave, carved by an underground river over the course of millions of years, located 156-feet below the earth's surface!

Cooperstown is truly a great American travel destination, but did you know that many of the surrounding towns offer endless scenic beauty and many family-oriented attractions? Read all about visiting "Otsego County and just beyond!"


Cooperstown For Your Parents' Special Getaway

Lakefront Park, Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
Lakefront Park can provide a place for parents to reconnect and reflect

Parents need their own special time together, too. read about why Cooperstown can be a special getaway for Mom and Dad!
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COOPERSTOWN NEW YORK CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Cooperstown offers an incredible amount of events, year-round, including plenty of entertaining and educational things to do at  the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the Farmers' Museum  and Fenimore Art Museum

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4th of July Parade, Springfield, NY

The Mt. Wellington Red Hatters enjoy participating in the 4th of July parade in neighboring Springfield, NY (Cooperstown for Kids File Photo)

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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Farmers' Museum
Fenimore Art Museum


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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Open seven days a week the year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, the Hall of Fame is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. after Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend. Summer hours are from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily.  Ticket prices are $14.50 for adults (13 and over), $9 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $5 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children six years of age or younger, active and retired card-carrying military personnel. For more information, visit our Web site at Baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.

2008 Ford C. Frick Winner Dave Niehaus
To Be Featured Saturday in Cooperstown

Summer Hours in Effect Beginning Friday, May 23 through Labor Day
 
(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y): The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will present 2008 Ford C. Frick Award winner Dave Niehaus, the voice of the Seattle Mariners, in a Voices of the Game series event on Saturday, May 24 at 2 p.m. in Cooperstown, as the Museum begins its summer hours (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) starting Friday.
 
Niehaus will discuss his career and baseball memories in a one-hour program hosted by broadcast historian Curt Smith. Following the program, Niehaus and Smith will sign copies of Smith’s book, Voices of Summer. A limited number of tickets remain for the program and can be purchased in advance by calling 607-547-0397. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. The Voices of the Game series is presented by XM Satellite Radio and the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown.
 
Throughout the summer, until Labor Day, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will be open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily. Daily programming to supplement the visitor experience begins June 23 at the Museum, with a variety of family friendly educational offerings, including artifact spotlights and trivia contests.
 
Other Voices of the Game programs for 2008 include Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins on June 15, Hall of Famer Paul Molitor on July 24, Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew on August 31, and an October 3 installment featuring Hall of Famers George Brett, Phil Niekro, Mike Schmidt and Ozzie Smith from the Hall of Fame’s annual Fantasy Camp.
 
Open seven days a week the year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, the Hall of Fame is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. until Memorial Day Weekend. Summer hours are from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily.  Ticket prices are $16.50 for adults (13 and over), $11 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $6.50 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children six years of age or younger, active and retired card-carrying military personnel. For more information, visit our Web site at baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.

Program honoring Greenberg set for June 29

Berkow, Kempner among those slated to discuss Jewish Tigers great

NEW YORK — Hank Greenberg Day will be celebrated at the National Baseball Museum and Hall of Fame on Sunday, June 29, as the 75th anniversary of his rookie season is commemorated.

The event is being presented by Jewish Major Leaguers, Inc., the Newton, Mass., organization that created a special two-day "Celebration of American Jews in Baseball" at the Hall of Fame in the summer of 2004.

Jewish Major Leaguers also produced the well-received set of trading cards honoring all Jewish players who appeared in the Majors and subsequent update editions. The 2008 edition includes a commemorative 10-card subset honoring Greenberg's career. (For further information, visit www.jewishmajorleaguers.org). The set will formally launch at the Greenberg event.

This event will be co-sponsored by Major League Baseball, The Goldklang Group — operators of six Minor and independent league teams — and Nokona Athletic Goods Company, one of the nation's oldest manufacturer of sporting goods.

"Alongside the likes of Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente and Hank Aaron, Hank Greenberg is another player who surely would appear on my personal list of favorites," wrote Commissioner Bud Selig to Jewish Major Leaguers. "Hank was a magnificent player, a true Hall of Famer. A two-time American League Most Valuable Player, Hank played on four A.L. pennant winners and two World Championship clubs with the Detroit Tigers.

"But to talk solely about his exploits on the field would be a disservice. Hank's career reflected the times in which he lived. Hank Greenberg served his country with honor, overcame the ignorance that marked the times and blazed trails during his wonderfully rich life."

Panelists for the event include Pulitzer Prize winner Ira Berkow, well-known for his New York Times columns and co-author of Greenberg's 1989 autobiography; Aviva Kempner, acclaimed filmmaker who produced and directed "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg;" Alva Greenberg, the daughter of Hank Greenberg; social and sports historian Bill Simons of SUNY-Oneonta; Dr. Martin Abramowitz, founder and president of Jewish Major Leaguers, Inc., and a leading historian on Jews in baseball history. The panel will be moderated by author/historian Marty Appel, former PR director and television producer for the New York Yankees, with welcoming remarks from Jeff Idelson, president of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Screenings of the Aviva Kempner film will take place the prior afternoon and during the day in the Bullpen Theater. The panel discussion, in the Grandstand Theater, will include video tributes from former Greenberg teammate Ralph Kiner, 85, himself a Hall of Famer, and from Virgil Trucks, a Detroit teammate who just turned 91. Kiner was mentored by Greenberg in Hank's final season — 1947 with Pittsburgh. With the Pirates that year, Greenberg was baseball's first $100,000-salaried player.

Greenberg, one of four Jews in the Hall of Fame (with Sandy Koufax, owner Barney Dreyfuss — who is being inducted this year — and Lou Boudreau, whose mother was Jewish), remains the greatest Jewish hitter in history. A product of the Bronx, he had one at-bat with Detroit in 1930 at the age of 19 before breaking in for good in 1933. He played 13 seasons with a .313 career average, 331 homers, and 1,276 RBIs. In 1937, he drove in 183 runs, and in 1938, belted 58 homers, falling just two short of Babe Ruth's single-season mark.

Greenberg first visited Cooperstown in 1939 as a member of a special all-star team invited to play an exhibition game to help celebrate the grand opening of the Hall of the Fame. He was inducted in 1956.

As one of the first Major League players to enlist in the military, Greenberg missed 4 1/2 seasons during World War II. The 1945 season was among his most memorable. In just half a year, he had 11 multi-homer games, a mark that Sammy Sosa tied in 1998 but still stands. He homered in his first game back and hit a pennant-clinching, ninth-inning grand slam on the final day of the season.

Greenberg later co-owned the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox with Bill Veeck. He served as general manager for Cleveland when the Indians integrated the American League by signing Larry Doby. Greenberg also testified on behalf of Curt Flood and in opposition to the reserve clause at Flood's celebrated trial in 1970. He died in 1986.

"We honor Hank Greenberg for what he did for a generation of Jewish youngsters, many first-generation Americans who were learning baseball and looked with pride to the great slugger star of the Tigers," said Abramowitz. "His refusal to play on Yom Kippur, his standing up to anti-Semitism, and the stature he brought to our national pastime made him then — and now — a role model for the ages."

The day's program is schedule to begin shortly after the Museum opens its doors at 9 a.m. Organized by sports lawyer and author Bob Ruxin, who also executed the 2004 Celebration, the event will be free to those purchasing admission tickets to the Museum. Tickets for the program and the screenings are by reservation. Tickets will be available beginning June 3 for members of the Hall of Fame and any remaining tickets will be offered beginning June 17. (Contact Membership Department: 607-547-0397). Patron tickets, including breakfast with the speakers, are available from Jewish Major Leaguers, Inc. (E-mail: Ruxin76@gmail.com)

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The Farmers' Museum
About The Farmers’ Museum
As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, a late- nineteenth-century Country Fair featuring The Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.

The Farmers’ Museum is located on 5775 State Hwy. 80, Lake Road, in Cooperstown, NY. Museum admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for visitors age 65 and over, and $5 for children age 7 to 12; children 6 and under and mem
bers are admitted free. From April 1 through May 14 and October 9 through October 31, admission prices are reduced to $9 for adults, $8 for seniors age 65 and over, and $4 for children age 7 to 12. Reduced price combination admission tickets that include the Fenimore Art Museum and The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are also available. For museum hours or general information, please call 1-888-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org.


 The Farmers’ Museum Opens for the 2008 Season 

 COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., March 26, 2008—The Farmers’ Museum opened for the 2008 season on April 1 for self-guided visits of selected buildings in the historic village and barnyard. Summer hours began on May 13 and continue through Columbus Day, October 13. During the summer season, the museum is open seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm.
 
Back by popular demand will be the major exhibition Ice Cream: Our Cool Obsession in the museum’s Main Barn—here, visitors will be taken on a delectable journey through the rich history of America’s favorite treat, Ice Cream. Through historical artifacts, contemporary and historical photography, and a children’s interactive area, viewers will learn about the world’s first ice creams—primitive water ices made with juices and wines circa 336-323 BCE—and their development into the ice cream flavors we enjoy today. The exhibition also features a retro ice cream parlor, where visitors can enjoy their favorite ice cream novelties.
 
Also on view in the Museum’s Main Barn exhibition space beginning May 13 will be Working the Land: Early Agricultural Tools and Machinery located on the second floor, which looks at the richness of New York State’s farming tradition through an authentic collection of early agricultural implements and equipment. The Children’s Barnyard and Country Fair will also open to the public on May 13.
 
The Farmers’ Museum’s 2008 season will be in full swing beginning Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 24 from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sunday, May 25 from 10 am to 3 pm. The event brings a plethora of wool-related demonstrations together with the popular Heritage Plant Sale, the premiere of the major new exhibition, Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses: The Synagogue to the Carousel at the Fenimore Art Museum, the grand opening of the newly renovated 1818 Jonas More House in the museum’s historic village, the unveiling of a new portrait panel of jazz legend Louis Armstrong for the beloved Empire State Carousel, and much more!
 
The museum ends its 2008 season with its autumn schedule: October 14 - October 31, the museum is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10 am - 4 pm. The museum is closed to the general public in November and December except for special programming and events.  Things That Go Bump in the Night Halloween Tours will be offered on October 17 & 18 and October 24 & 25. Thanksgiving at The Farmers’ Museum will be held on November 28 and 29, the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, and central New York’s brightest holiday tradition, Candlelight Evening, will be held December 21.

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Fenimore Art Museum

One of the nation's premier art institutions, the Fenimore Art Museum is home to an exceptionally rich collection of American folk art and American Indian art as well as important holdings in American decorative arts, photography, and twentieth-century art. Founded in 1945 in Cooperstown, New York, the museum is part of the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA), founded in 1899. The museum's renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection, housed in the American Indian Wing, comprises more than 800 significant art objects, representing a broad scope of North American cultures. The collections of folk and American art include seminal works by Grandma Moses, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Cole, William Sidney Mount, Benjamin West, and John H. I. Browere. The museum offers a range of interactive educational programming for children, families, and adults, including lectures and workshops for museum visitors and distance learning instruction for classrooms nationwide. The museum further explores and examines our cultural history by organizing and hosting nationally touring art and history exhibitions, including Grandma Moses: Grandmother to the Nation; Treasures from Olana: The Landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church; A Deaf Artist in Early America: The Worlds of John Brewster, Jr.; Winslow Homer: Masterworks from the Adirondacks; and Ralph Fasanella's America.

The Fenimore Art Museum is located on 5798 State Hwy. 80, Lake Road, in Cooperstown. The museum's Fenimore Caf, overlooking beautiful Otsego Lake, features wonderful views and a tranquil setting amid the terraced gardens. The Museum Shop offers fine jewelry, art reproductions, and a wide selection of publications on folk art, history, and Native American art. Museum admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for visitors age 65 and over, and $5 for children age 7 to 12; children 6 and under and NYSHA members are admitted free. Reduced price combination admission tickets that include The Farmers' Museum and The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are also available. The museum is open from April 1 through December 30. For museum hours or general information, please call 1-888-547-1450 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org.

Fenimore Art Museum’s 2008 Exhibition Season will Surprise, Inspire and Inform

Cooperstown, N.Y., March 25, 2008—Delve into the Arts & Crafts movement, explore Otsego County through the lenses of Richard Walker and Smith and Telfer, and discover the link between Jewish visual culture and the American carousel industry in the 2008 exhibition season at the Fenimore Art Museum.
 
From April 1 through May 12, the museum will be open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm, closed on Mondays.  Summer hours begin on May 13 and continue through Columbus Day, October 13. During the summer season, the museum is open seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm.
 
Exhibition highlights include:
 
Gustav Stickley: The Enlightened Home
April 1- August 10, 2008
 
The Fenimore Art Museum presents an exhibition on the furniture of celebrated turn-of-the-century designer and manufacturer and leading spokesman for the American Arts and Crafts movement, Gustav Stickley. Gustav Stickley: The Enlightened Home features 40 pieces of original Stickley furniture and decorative objects drawn from The Stickley Museum, Fayetteville, N.Y.; Dalton’s American Decorative Arts, Syracuse, N.Y.; The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains, N.J. and private collections.
 
The exhibition explores Stickley’s well-designed and carefully crafted furniture within the context of his philosophical contribution to the American Arts and Crafts movement. Inspired by the ideas of British Arts and Crafts philosopher William Morris, who advocated a return to fine craftsmanship, honest design, and dignity of labor, Stickley generated his own “Craftsman” philosophy, which catapulted him to the forefront of the American Arts and Crafts movement. Rejecting the superfluous ornamentation characteristic of Victorian homes, Stickley championed functional homes whose beauty derived from simplicity and harmony.
 
Gustav Stickley: The Enlightened Home, which includes two period rooms, a 1904 living room and a 1907 dining room, highlights several pieces from Stickley’s rich body of work and illustrates how Stickley redefined the American home with his Arts and Crafts-inspired items. Stickley’s philosophy of building in harmony with the environment by using natural materials was fully realized in his home, Craftsman Farms in Morris Plains, New Jersey. His functional approach to design was a departure from the Victorian era’s dark and overly ornamental interiors. Stickley’s unornamented, clean-lined furniture was exemplified throughout the interior and exterior design of his home. While individual pieces of furniture used construction as decoration, embodied simplicity, and prioritized utility, these tenets were also implemented on a much grander scale within the home.
 
 
Bits of Home
April 1 - December 31
 
Visitors to the Fenimore Art Museum have long enjoyed the extraordinary collections of fine art, folk art, and American Indian art held by the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA). Less well known are the thousands of historical artifacts in the collections storage areas. Bits of Home is a new exhibition that is intended to acquaint visitors with these historical collections by featuring a selection of more than 30 artifacts from NYSHA and The Farmers’ Museum’s extensive collections of domestic life in nineteenth-century New York. As a theme-based gallery, this exhibition allows the visitor to explore the function and design of everything from household textiles to toys and games in a setting evocative of the environment for which they were originally made.
 
Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses: The Synagogue to the Carousel
May 24 - September 1, 2008G

From gilded lions to high-stepping horses, the sacred to the secular, and the Old World to the New, this exhibition traces, for the first time, the journey of Jewish woodcarvers and paper cut artists from Eastern and Central Europe to America. Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses: The Synagogue to the Carousel, organized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York, highlights the unsung role these artisans played in establishing a distinct Jewish culture in communities throughout the United States and provides a surprising revelation of the link that was forged between the immigrant Jewish woodcarvers and the American carousel industry. The exhibition brings together extraordinary examples of majestic synagogue carvings—gilded lions, Decalogues, crowns and eagles as well as intricate paper cuts—juxtaposed against dynamic carousel figures created for Brooklyn’s great amusement park, Coney Island, and others. Featuring 100 rarely exhibited artworks, drawn from private and public collections in the United States, Eastern Europe and Israel, the exhibition tells the story of this fascinating aspect of Jewish and American visual culture. 
 
Organized by Guest Curator Murray Zimiles and coordinated by the American Folk Art Museum’s Senior Curator Stacy C. Hollander, the exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated 192-page book, Gilded Lions And Jeweled Horses: The Synagogue to the Carousel, co-published by the American Folk Art Museum with Brandeis University Press, an imprint of the University Press of New England. In addition, please visit the exhibition website at gildedlions.org, which was conceptualized by George Blumenthal and funded by The Center for Online Judaic Studies, Inc.
 
Major support for the exhibition and catalogue was provided by Michael Steinhardt; Kekst and Company; the David Berg Foundation; the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation; the Smart Family Foundation; the Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation, Allentown, Pennsylvania; the Betty and John A. Levin Fund; the Robert Lehman Foundation; the Nathan Cummings Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts; and the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Through the Eyes of Others: African Americans and Identity in American Art
August 23- December 31, 2008

The images of African Americans at the Fenimore Art Museum offer insights into the ways that Americans in the past viewed one another; how artistic representations of black people created and reinforced popular attitudes; and how these attitudes continue to affect us today. This is not simply a story for African Americans, but for all of us, because the issues represented in this exhibition— identity, self-portrayal, survival, resistance, and stereotyping—are issues that relate to each individual who has ever wondered about their own identity and to every group that has entered this country.

This exhibition is curated by Gretchen Sullivan Sorin, Director of The Cooperstown Graduate Program and has been made possible by a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency. 

 
Earl Cunningham’s America
September 27 - December 31, 2008

Earl Cunningham’s America examines the paintings of Earl Cunningham (1893-1977), one of the premier folk artists of the 20th century. This retrospective presents the artist as a folk modernist who used the flat space and brilliant color typical of Matisse and Van Gogh to create sophisticated compositions with complex meanings about the nature of American life. The exhibition features 50 of more than 400 canvasses Cunningham painted during his life. His imaginary landscapes are marvels of the unexpected and the unlikely. Pink flamingoes dot the shoreline of the Maine coast, New England cottages sit at the edge of Florida swamps and Seminole Indians wear feathered headdresses.
 
Earl Cunningham’s America is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibition will travel to the American Folk Art Museum in New York City (March 4, 2008 - August 31, 2008) and the Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando, Fla. (March 6, 2009 - August 2, 2009).
 
The exhibition is made possible by generous support from Darden Restaurants Foundation; the Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation; the Arts and Cultural Affairs Office of Orange County, Florida; CNL Financial Group; Bright House Networks; Lockheed Martin; and Friends of The Mennello Museum of American Art. The exhibition’s tour is supported in part by the C. F. Foundation, Atlanta.
 
Remembering Cooperstown: Photographs by Smith and Telfer
April 1 - May 11 & September 20 - December 31

This exhibition, culled from the museum’s permanent collection, features familiar and rarely seen photographs drawn from the Smith and Telfer Photographic Collection. The spring and fall exhibits will each feature a different selection of photography showcasing the breadth of the collection. Cooperstown photographers ‘Wash” Smith and “Putt” Telfer compiled an exceptional record of Cooperstown’s people and places for almost a century. The Smith and Telfer Photograph Collection, donated to the museum in 1951, numbers nearly 55,000 glass plate negatives. Smith and Telfer’s legacy is rich, and includes not only standard studio work, but also a vast number of images of people and activities recorded outside of the studio. Their familiarity with Cooperstown’s people and places gave their images a natural, unposed quality, which captures the spirit and sensibility of small town life. Through their lens Cooperstown is remembered as the quintessential American rural village.

About the Fenimore Art Museum
One of the nation’s premier art institutions, the Fenimore Art Museum is home to an exceptionally rich collection of American folk art and American Indian art as well as important holdings in American decorative arts, photography, and twentieth-century art. Founded in 1945 in Cooperstown, New York, the museum is part of the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA), founded in 1899. The museum’s renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection, housed in the American Indian Wing, is a masterpiece collection of more than 800 art objects, representing a broad scope of North American cultures. The collections of folk and American art include seminal works by Grandma Moses, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Cole, William Sidney Mount, Benjamin West, and John H. I. Browere. The museum offers a range of interactive educational programming for children, families, and adults, including lectures and workshops for museum visitors and distance learning instruction for classrooms nationwide.
 
The Fenimore Art Museum is located on 5798 State Hwy. 80, Lake Road, in Cooperstown. The museum’s Fenimore Caf, overlooking beautiful Otsego Lake, features wonderful views and a tranquil setting amid the terraced gardens. The Museum Shop offers fine jewelry, art reproductions, and a wide selection of publications on folk art, history, and Native American art. Museum admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for visitors age 65 and over, and $5 for children age 7 to 12; children 6 and under and NYSHA members are admitted free. Reduced price combination admission tickets that include The Farmers’ Museum and The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are also available. The museum is open from April 1 through December 31; closed January through March, except for special events and school groups. For museum hours or general information, please call 1-888-547-1450 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org.

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