Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Museums’ Research Library to Offer Free Books and Periodicals

Free Surplus Books and Periodicals
August 14-18 • 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum Research Library
5798 State Hwy 80 • Cooperstown, NY

Cooperstown, New York — The Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum Research Library will offer a selection of surplus books and periodicals—free to the public. All items will be accessible August 14-18, from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. each day in front of the Research Library located next to Fenimore Art Museum. There is no charge or limit, individuals may take as many items as they wish while supplies last, on a first come, first served basis. Interested parties must supply their own bags or boxes. See a list of periodicals available and find more information at FenimoreArt.org/books.

The books and periodicals offered do not include titles pertaining to New York State, agriculture, or subjects related to the individual missions of the museums. All items have previously been offered to institutional repositories and professional booksellers.

The Research Library is located at 5798 State Hwy 80, next to Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown. If you have any questions, please contact the Research Library at (607) 547-1473 or email h.shear@fenimoreart.org.

About Fenimore Art Museum

Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. FenimoreArt.org

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, 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. FarmersMuseum.org