Young and old can explore the lives and culture of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people through their art, stories, and objects at our outdoor exhibition Otsego: A Meeting Place, located on the shore of beautiful Otsego Lake. The site includes a 19th century Seneca Log House from the Tonawanda Reservation and a reproduction 17th century Mohawk Bark House. You can even go inside the Museum to explore the Thaw Collection of American Indian Art.
Fenimore Art Museum
Overlooking Otsego Lake, the Fenimore Café’s terrace offers one of the most spectacular views of Fenimore’s “Glimmerglass” - it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine or indulge in a sumptuous dessert. Visitors may dine at the café without paying the Museum entry fee.
Restrooms are located on the Upper and Lower levels. The Lower level restrooms are handicapped accessible and have baby changers.
Drinking fountains are located outside the Lower level restrooms.
Holiday Members’ Reception
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Join us for a cherished annual tradition, just for members of the New York State Historical Association.
The Fenimore Art Museum's three floors overflow with beautiful holiday decorations, exhibitions, and refreshments.
Enjoy the ambiance, music, and delectable delights. Catered by L.M. Townsend Catering, this event is always a sure-fire hit for the holidays.
Please call (607) 547-1536 to RSVP.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Held in the Clark Sports Center, 124 County Road 52 (Susquehanna Avenue), Cooperstown
The book fair brings together dozens of dealers from the Northeast, whose wares include old and rare volumes on a wide range of topics as well as maps, prints, and paper ephemera. All readers will find their interests satisfied. A few of the countless subjects are architecture and design, Americana, children’s books, 19th century trades, and the Civil War.
Images from Fenimore Art Museum/New York State Historical Association and The Farmers’ Museum collection include fine art, folk art, photography, Native American Indian art and farm related objects. Images of objects in the collections are available for scholarly or commercial publication, personal reproduction or research. Photographic images must be requested through the Rights and Reproductions Department.
Images of a number of objects in the collections are available at the following websites:
Spring Members' Reception
Friday, April 4 • 5:30–7:00 pm
The spring reception for members of the New York State Historical Association offers a first look at new exhibitions in the 2014 season, including The Adirondack World of Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait and Madame Butterfly’s World.
Members also enjoy ambiance, music, and delectable delights to munch on. Not a member? Join NYSHA today!
Get the first look at our new exhibitions, including The Adirondack World of Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait and Madame Butterfly’s World. (For members of the New York State Historical Association. Not a member? Join here.)
James Gardner. RUINS OF NORFOLK NAVY YARD, VIRGINIA from Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War, vol. II, 1864. Collection of George Eastman House.
March 31–May 13, 2012
Tasha Tudor, Untitled, 1973. (Detail) Illustration for a Christmas card (1973) and Drawn from New England (1979) by Tasha Tudor. Watercolor on paper. Collection of Jeanette and Gerald Knazek. 8.5" x 9.25" ©1973 Tasha Tudor. All rights reserved.
October 1–December 30, 2012