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Hands-on Learning for Homeschool Students

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Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: pr@nysha.org

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June 2014

Cooperstown Homeschool Day

June 27, 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (06/11/2014) — The Farmers' Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum have teamed up to offer a terrific day of hands-on learning for homeschoolers and their families. Cooperstown Homeschool Day on June 27 is a great opportunity to participate in special programming, explore our museums, learn, laugh, and meet other homeschoolers!

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New Folk Art Acquisition!

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The museum recently acquired a one-of-a-kind, 1930s shoeshine stand bedecked with gilded knobs and beaded fringe, which was once exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art. Read more on the history of this fascinating piece in a recent New York Times article.

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A Special Father’s Day: Dads Receive Free Admission to Museums

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (06/05/2014) — In honor of Father’s Day, all fathers receive free admission to the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum on Sunday, June 15.

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Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: pr@nysha.org                                                

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Ken Burns Speaks at State History Conference Sponsored by NYSHA

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Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: pr@nysha.org

Conference on New York State History
June 12-14, 2014
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (04/17/2014) — Local historians and educators from across the state gather in Poughkeepsie at Marist College for the 2014 Conference on New York State History on June 12-14. The conference highlights the latest research on New York History and culture and is open to the public.

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April 2014
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Community Exhibit by High School Students on View

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Exhibition Press Releases
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Todd Kenyon, Marketing and Communications
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: pr@nysha.org

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May 2014

Our Town
On view June 5-July 6, 2014
Reception June 12, 2014, from 5:30-7:00 pm

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.— May 30, 2014—The Fenimore Art Museum hosts the annual Cooperstown High School exhibit Our Town. In this special project, students interview community members and create artistic interpretations of their life experiences and beliefs.

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Native American Performing Arts Series

Every Saturday in July and August 2014, join us on the terrace at the Fenimore Art Museum for a special show at 1:00 pm. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about a culture with a deep, lasting impact on our region.

July 5, Mohawk storyteller Kay Ionataiewas Olan

July 12, Stories, song, and music of Joseph and Jesse Bruchac

July 19, Allegany River Indian Dancers

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Opening Reception for "Our Town" Exhibit

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5:30-7 pm
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June 12, 2014
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Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 5:30-7:00 pm

Join us for the opening of the annual Cooperstown High School exhibit Our Town. In this special project, students interview community members and create artistic interpretations of their life experiences and beliefs. What better way to celebrate our town?

There is no cost to attend the Our Town reception; donations to support future community exhibitions are gratefully accepted.

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Afternoon Art for Kids

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3-4 pm
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times .
August 6, 2014
August 13, 2014
August 20, 2014
August 27, 2014
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For Kids

Wednesday, August 6, 13, 20, 27 from 3-4 pm

On Wednesdays in August, kids ages 4–8 take part in art classes related to current exhibitions. Class size is limited. Cost: $5.

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