Celebrate Memorable Year in Cooperstown
at Community Day Sept. 29
— Residents of Otsego County Receive Free Admission to
Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers’ Museum and Hall of Fame —
It takes teamwork to power America’s Most Perfect Village, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, The Farmers’ Museum, and Fenimore Art Museum are celebrating the spirit that is on display every day in Cooperstown with the 2017 edition of Community Day. Residents of Otsego County will be provided with complimentary admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum on Saturday, September 29 as Cooperstown recalls a memorable 2018 and looks forward to another year in 2019.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., while Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum will each be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day.
At The Farmers’ Museum, enjoy the first day of Fiber Arts Weekend. Explore the world of natural fibers through a variety of demonstrations, mini-exhibits, and hands-on activities showing how they are harvested, processed, and transformed into wearable, utilitarian and decorative items. See museum interpreters and local quilting clubs, spinning clubs, and guilds demonstrate how flax becomes linen, wool and cotton is spun on various spinning wheels, and produces textiles on looms or through needle arts. Afterward, reacquaint yourself with the timeless Historic Village, friendly farm animals and engaging interpreters – characteristics that make this attraction a destination for travelers from around the country.
At Fenimore Art Museum, experience our current exhibitions and permanent collections including Thomas Cole and the Garden of Eden and the new exhibit Seen & Unseen: Photographs from Imogen Cunningham. Then enjoy lunch at the Fenimore Cafe’s garden terrace overlooking Otsego Lake. Find more information on all the exhibitions at FenimoreArt.org.
At the Hall of Fame, visitors are invited to experience the Museum’s new additions from 2018, including artifacts from the 2018 season and plaques and exhibits from the Class of 2018. The Museum will also offer a variety of family-oriented programming throughout the day, all included with Museum admission.
In order to gain free admission to each museum, visitors must present a government-issued identification with an Otsego County address at each museum’s main ticket booth.