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Fenimore Art Museum

Fenimore To Finance Book On 35 Hamilton-Burr Letters

Fenimore To Finance Book

On 35 Hamilton-Burr Letters

$50K Grant Will Also Be Use To Digitize, Publicize
Collection That Inspired ‘Your Obedient Servant’
A famous “Your Obedient Servant” letter. (Click to read full-size)

COOPERTOWN – The 35 letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr leading up to the fatal duel, owned by The Fenimore Art Museum, have been well-known to historians.

The song, “Your Obedient Servant,” in the hit Broadway museum “Hamilton,” made their content familiar to the general public.

Now, with $70,000 in grants from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, The Fenimore announced this week it will publish a book containing all the letters, will create a “virtual gallery” to make the letters available online, and is planning four public programs to explore and explain their significance.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27

Author Svahn Discusses

‘Conflict & Genius’ Book

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FCAHS MEETING – 7 p.m. David Svahn, author of “Conflict & Genious: A Brief Introduction to a Complex Man – 19th Century Scholar, Poet & Priest William Wilberforce Lord,” presents the story of Rev. William W. Lord, who was rector of Christ Church in Cooperstown. Fly Creek Area Historical Society, 210 Cemetery Rd, Fly Creek. fcahs.org

LATINX DISCUSSION – 7:30-8:30 p.m. “Latinax Women in Literature and Art.” Room 507, Dewar Hall , Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call (607)431-4031 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-college-celebrates-latinohispanic-heritage-month/

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3 Local Artists Recognized With ‘Art By Lake’ Awards

3 Local Artists Recognized

With ‘Art By Lake’ Awards

Artist Tatiana Rhinevault poses with Victoria Wyeth and Fenimore Art Museum President Paul D’Ambrosio after winning the Fenimore Award.

COOPERSTOWN – Brent Delanoy of Oneonta, James Matson of Cooperstown and Wladek Putrycz of Franklin were local winners at the 10th annual Art by the Lake juried art invitational yesterday at The Fenimore Art Museum.

The winner of the top Fenimore Award went to Hyde Park artist Tatiana Rhinevault.  Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. William Streck of Cooperstown, the award “recognizes the one work of art that can be considered museum quality.”

The other winners are:

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Art By Lake Event Attracts Painters, Fans To Fenimore

Art By Lake Event Attracts

Painters, Fans To Fenimore

TheTheThe littlest fan may have been Benedict Montecalvo, 10 months, at today’s Art By The Lake juried show on the back lawn of The Fenimore Art Museum, as mom Cali Riese of West Oneonta perambulates him past a depiction of the Glimmerglass Queen.  At right, a mom-daughter combination, Barb and Ellen Pope, man the Otsego 2000 food booth.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Skating Fans Pack Fenimore Symposium

Skating Fans Pack

Fenimore Symposium

Celebrated figure skating Olympians Jojo Starbuck, Dorothy Hamil and Dick Button, seen above with Todd Kenyon, Cooperstown,  shared their stories from the figure skating world in front of a packed house this afternoon at the Fenimore On Ice Symposium. The two-hour panel, featured clips of performances, commentary, and even Hamil’s ‘Short and Sassy’ conditioner commercial. Right, professional skating pair Erika Choi Smith and AJ Reiss  preform Tableaux Vivant on Glice in the Louis C. Jones Center at the Fenimore Art Museum thanks to a synthetic ice rink made of Glice. (Ian Austin/AllOTSGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 16

Ages Of Aluminumware

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SUMMER SUNDAY SERIES – 1-3 p.m. Learn about Aluminumware with Jim & Diana Hickling. Learn its history from a collector and share your own stories. Junction of Wilcox Ave. & Henry St., Oneonta. swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com

SQUARE DANCE – 5-9 p.m. An evening of Round and Square dancing with Dr. Weismore. All persons age 18+ are invited. Cost, $9 per person. Oneonta Moose Club, 87 W. Broadway St., Oneonta. Contact Sandy @ 988-7753

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Rain Can’t Steal Thunder Of CCS Graduation

Rain Can’t Steal Thunder

Of Cooperstown Graduation

On the lawn of the Fenimore Art Museum this afternoon, graduates at the 138th Commencement of Cooperstown Central School may have arrived in the rain, but they left in the sun. A passing afternoon storm had students and onlookers holding their breath, but, as the rain came down and umbrellas went up, it became clear the show would go on. Applause came when clouds eventually cleared and the sun came out in time for the issuing of diplomas. Above, Maria Noto flashes a smile as she and her fellow classmates stand in the rain during the processional. Below, the crowd cheers as caps and spirits soar into sunny skies  as the CCS Class of ’17 are announced as being officially graduated. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 18

Soccer Festival, Neahwa Park

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WORLD CUP SOCCER FESTIVAL – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Come to the 4th annual Play for Peace soccer festival for food, fun, music, and soccer. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. www.facebook.com/KESsoccer/

OUTDOOR GAMES – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Athletes from across the NE compete to see who’s best. Includes a bbq contest and tasting, and the Stihl Timbersports NE Qualifier. Watch the finals of the women’s competition, and the final outdoor games. Alden Field, Cherry Valley Community Center. www.facebook.com/northeastqualifier/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 13

Meet The Veterans Club

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OPEN HOUSE – Noon-3 p.m. Talk to representatives of The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Ladies Axiliaries, Amvets, Sons of the the American Legion, and others. Cooperstown Veterans Club, 60 Main St., Cooperstown.

GARDEN PARTY – 1-4 p.m. Treat Mom to a garden party that includes tea and treats on the veranda, a maypole and live music for dancing, activities, and a first look at a new exhibit by the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Free, all welcome. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Springfield. Info, hydehall.org/event/celebrate-mom-garden-party/ or call (607) 547-5098

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From Cooperstown, Thaw Exhibit On Display At Met This Summer

From Cooperstown, Thaw Exhibit

On Display At Met This Summer

Fenimore Art Museum President Paul D’Ambrosio addresses the opening of “American Indian Art from the Fenimore Art Museum: The Thaw Collection,” last evening at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.   Selections from the Cooperstown museum’s nationally known collection of Native American art will be on display at the Met throught the summer.  Also attending the reception was Eva Fognell, Thaw Collection curator.
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