The Fenimore Art Museum, located in Cooperstown, New York, has several collections in New York Heritage, including electronic finding aids for its noteworthy manuscript collections. Formerly the New York State Historical Association, NYSHA was founded in 1899 by New Yorkers who were interested in promoting greater knowledge of the early history of the state.
Hyde Hall is a stunning reminder of a bygone American era, when powerful English families established vast estates in their former colonies. The house itself is considered the finest example of a neoclassic country mansion anywhere in the United States.
The Otsego County Historical Association works to meet the educational needs of Otsego County by promoting awareness of the County’s historical assets and significance.
First and foremost, the purpose of the Otsego County Historical Association is to advance the public understanding and to promote preservation of the history that is unique to Otsego County.
In 1923 [L.1923 Ch.687] the New York Historical Association was directed to suggest possible celebrations for the upcoming “150th Anniversary of the American Revolution”. Small appropriations were made in 1924 and 1925 for planning purposes, and early in 1926 [L.1926 Ch.786, 5/5/26] the Commissioner of Education was directed to arrange the commemoration of the Sesquicentennial, including “…markers to designate sites that are of historic significance in the colonial, revolutionary or state formative period…”.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which were visited by a record 78.4 million people in 2021.
The Glimmerglass Festival is a professional non-profit summer opera company dedicated to producing new productions each season. The company continues to attract an international audience to the scenic Cooperstown area, where the talent of singers, directors, designers and staff from around the world converges in the Alice Busch Opera Theater to produce world-class opera and music theater.
The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign was the largest expedition ever before mounted against native North Americans. It targeted the Iroquois Six Nations Confederacy: specifically, the Seneca, Cayuga and Onondaga nations. Indeed, the Fall of Iroquoia is forever entwined with the Birth of the American Republic.
Only a few places in American lore are as steeped in history as Fort Plank. This relatively forgotten fortress hosted, in its short lifetime, over fifteen different military regiments from the States of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Its Commissary dispensed thousands of rations to the troops. It served as an intelligence hub on the eastern terminus of the Oneida Trail. It guarded the Otsquago Valley gateway to the Susquehanna and Unadilla Valleys. And, it was the focus of an August 2, 1780 attack which led to one of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s three greatest massacres.