Schoharie, N.Y. — Welcome to a world filled with fantasy and fun and eggs of every description — some 5,000 in all. It’s the Easter Egg Exhibit in Schoharie and for the first time since 2004, the unique exhibit will open to the public in April 2014.
The one-of-a-kind exhibit is on property adjacent to the historic 1785 Colonel Peter Vroman house at 112 Covered Bridge Lane, just off Route 30. The exhibit will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends of April 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20 and for groups by special appointment during the week. On Easter Sunday (April 20), hours will be from Noon to 5 p.m. All proceeds from the 2014 opening will benefit the Schoharie Free Library that is still rebuilding after Hurricane Irene’s devastation in 2011. Suggested donation is $10 per family or $5 per person. Read more »
Fulton-Montgomery Counties Showcased as ‘America’s First Frontier’
New Hartford, N.Y.–The Mohawk Valley played a pivotal role in the American Revolution and a new website will not only spotlight its significance but also promote the region as a premier, historically-themed travel destination.
The Mohawk Valley Region Path Through History recently launched its website, MohawkValleyHistory.com, featuring information on Revolutionary War forts and battlefields, colonial-era structures, and Native American cultural centers, in an easy-to-use, educational format.
MohawkValleyHistory.com ties historically and culturally significant places, people, and events throughout the Mohawk Valley Region together in one story-as “American’s First Frontier.” The project is part of the statewide tourism venture, New York State Path Through History. Read more »
Cooperstown Organizations Start a New Holiday Tradition
Cooperstown, N.Y. - The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown is pleased to present two Glimmer Globe Theatre performances of Charles Dickens’ beloved A Christmas Carol on Sunday, December 15. The play tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man who devoted his life to money and business until three ghosts show him the error of his ways. Excerpts from the show will also be performed the day before at the museum’s Candlelight Evening.
“This exciting holiday event will mark the first major collaboration between our museum and Smithy Center for the Arts. We both hope to establish an annual holiday tradition with the show,” commented Todd Kenyon, Director of Marketing at The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum. Read more »
Cooperstown, N.Y. - Join us for one of the region’s best-loved holiday traditions, Candlelight Evening, to be held Saturday, December 14, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown.
Music and live performances bring Candlelight Evening to life. “A Living Nativity” is presented by members of the congregation of Christ Episcopal Church. Excerpts from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol are performed by the cast of the Glimmer Globe Theatre production. Traditional holiday favorites are sung by the Catskill Chamber Singers and the Ah Coopella Singing Group. Holiday favorites are played by local school bands. Best of all, visitors can join in singing with carolers in the midst of our candle-lit historic buildings! Read more »
Thanksgiving at the Farm
Nov. 29-30, 2013 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cooperstown, N.Y. - Discover how rural New Yorkers celebrated Thanksgiving in the 1840s when The Farmers’ Museum re-opens its doors on the Friday and Saturday following the holiday: November 29 and 30 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Farmers’ Museum is the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Visitors will see traditional Thanksgiving foods prepared over the open hearth at the rustic Lippitt Farmhouse. Look in on the heritage-breed turkeys and take part as they are herded across the tavern green. Participate in chores on the farm and admire Red and Rusty, our team of oxen in training. Read more »
Witness fresh, sweet cider made the old-fashioned way at the Fly Creek Cider Mill as they start the press just minutes from Cooperstown, NY.
Fly Creek, N.Y. - The Fly Creek Cider Mill’s Boomer and Boschert press will once again come to life this Saturday September 7th maintaining an autumn tradition for 157 years in the Upstate New York hamlet of Fly Creek just minutes from Cooperstown.
Known for its historically authentic machinery the Mill makes its cider in the traditional rack-and-cloth method using the power of water and an antique Waterloo Boy Engine. Visitors can witness the entire production in the Cider Gallery overlooking the original equipment while operators demonstrate the cider-making technique and explain the process. Read more »
September 14-15, 2013, from 10 am-5 pm
Cooperstown, N.Y. - A perfect blend of new attractions and trusted favorites make the 35th annual Harvest Festival at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown the most entertaining celebration of fall. Taking place Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this event is a regional favorite, bringing together a wide range of performers, artisans, and exhibitors.
A new Festival Tent will feature live performances and family activities such as crafts, demonstrations, story time, and contests - all under one roof. Performances include Generation CMC, a group of Congolese and Rwandan dancers (Saturday), and the Gravelyard Bluegrass Band (Sunday). Read more »