Six Nights of Ghost Tours in October at The Farmers’ Museum

Things That Go Bump in the Night Ghost Tours at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY on October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29 with six tours each night.

Elliott Erwitt (American, Born 1928); France, Paris, 1989; Gelatin Silver Print.

An Exhibition Featuring the Works of Photographer Elliott Erwitt Headlines Fenimore Art Museum’s Fall Lineup

Four new exhibitions this fall—with two opening September 17 and two others just days later. Free admission for ages 19 and under.

Mayfield Historical Society gets ready for their Annual Fall Harvest Cruise-In

The Mayfield Historical Society’s Annual Fall Harvest Cruise-In will be held Saturday, October 8th, from noon – 4 at The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Rd., Mayfield.

Harvest Festival Returns to The Farmers’ Museum’s Fall Lineup

This family-favorite event is back after a two-year hiatus on September 17 & 18, 2022 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Awards Presented at Fenimore Art Museum’s 2022 Art by the Lake Event

Cooperstown, New York – The Fenimore Art Museum hosted its fifteenth annual Art by the Lake juried art invitational on Saturday, August 13. Eight awards were presented including the prestigious Fenimore Award which represents “best of show”–won by artist David (R.C.) Oster of Utica, New York.

Presentation on the Future Great Sacandaga Lake Interpretive Center

The Mayfield Historical Society will present speaker Scott D. Henze, Director of Planning in Fulton County, who will discuss initial plans for the Great Sacandaga Lake Museum/Interpretive Center on Monday, August 22nd, at 6:30 pm at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., Mayfield.

As part of Fulton County’s Vision 2026 Development Strategy, Fulton County recently purchased a 37+/- acre parcel of land in the Town of Northampton for the site of the future museum/interpretative center. This project is in its early stages which includes meeting with local historians in Fulton, Saratoga and Hamilton Counties. The presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact 518-332-0538.

Native American Music and Dance Performances at Fenimore Art Museum on August 20

Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown invites you to its Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) interpretive area, Otsego: A Meeting Place, for a vibrant afternoon of Native American song and dance.

“Icons of Rock, Blues, and Soul” to Congregate at Hartwick’s Yager Museum

Legendary concert photographer Larry Hulst has captured some of the most important artists in music history. This summer, a traveling exhibition of these images comes to Hartwick College’s Yager Museum of Art & Culture.

Local and Regional Art in the Spotlight at Fenimore’s Art by the Lake Event

Event: Art by the Lake

Saturday, August 13, 2022 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York

Admission: Adults (20-64) $15.00; Seniors (65+) $12.50; FREE for ages 19 and under, museum members, and active military and retired career military personnel. FREE museum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. 

Cooperstown, New York — Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown presents its fifteenth annual Art by the Lake celebrating artists who are inspired by the region and its beauty. The event takes place Saturday, August 13 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on the museum’s expansive lakefront lawn. A wide range of art will be available for visitors to see and purchase including watercolors, acrylics, oils, photographs, prints, ink drawings, sculptures, and more.

In addition to the local and regional art on display, the event features artist demonstrations and great food from the Fenimore Café. The Cooperstown Distillery will be on-site with tastings and bottles for sale. At 2:00 p.m., enjoy an engaging storytelling performance by Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) at the Museum’s lakeside Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater.  Perry’s Talking Turtle Stories features traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) stories shared in a memorable, participatory performance. This program is a family favorite and suitable for all ages. You’ll also find children’s art activities throughout the day–all with the beautiful backdrop of Otsego Lake.

Art by the Lake is a juried art competition featuring 28 artists from the region.

Artworks will be judged by noted artists Tracy Helgeson and Susan Jones Kenyon.  Six cash prizes will be awarded as well as two additional prizes sponsored by Golden Artist Colors. The awards ceremony takes place at 1:00 p.m. Artists this year include Meg Anderson Argo, Marta Baxter, Karen J.F. Cooper, Maggie Danan, Richard Deon, Kathryn DeZur, Roger Dowse, Louise H. Falling, Rachel Fierman, Robert Fisher, Erin and John Gardner, Sonoka Gozelski, Branden Hurd, Tom Hussey, John Jackson, Megan Joubert, Matthais Kern, Gary Lawrence, Andrea Lawyer, Kevin Mckrell, R.C. Oster, Alex Roediger, Robert Schoenfeld, Amy Silberkleit, Wendy Stevens, Maureen Wallace, Olivia Weaver, and Mauricei Weygant.

While at Art by the Lake, tour the Fenimore’s popular summer exhibitions featuring Unmasking Venice: American Artists and the City of WaterDrawn from Life: Three Generations of Wyeth Figure Studiesand four othersas well as the Museum’s renowned collections. The Museum and Fenimore Gift Shop are open throughout the day.

Admission to Art by the Lake

Adults (20-64) $15.00; Seniors (65+) $12.50; ages 19 and under are FREE. Admission is always FREE for members as well as active military and retired career military personnel. FREE museum admission for those receiving SNAP benefits—up to 4 people (see website for details). Discounted two-way tickets are available if you’d also like to visit The Farmers’ Museum across the street.

Art by the Lake is graciously supported by Mr. and Mrs. Alexander J. Shields. Proceeds from this event benefit Fenimore Art Museum’s education programs.

Fenimore Art Museum is located at 5798 State Route 80, less than one mile from the center of Cooperstown. For more information visit FenimoreArt.org.

Mayfield Historical Society Announces New Garden Socializing Group

The Mayfield Historical Society has formed a gardening/socializing group that meets twice a month at The Rice Homestead during the summer.