Day-Long Celebration Planned On Museums’ Research Library

Woman Presidential Candidate’s Ephemera Displayed

Day-Long Celebration Planned

On Museums’ Research Library

A day-long celebration is planned Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Research Library on The Fenimore Museum’s grounds. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)
Belva Lockwood, raised in Niagara County, was the first woman to run for president – in 1884 and 1888 on the National Equal Rights Party ticket. Her ephemera collection will be on display Saturday during the 50th anniversary celebration of The Fenimore Research Library building.

COOPERSTOWN – A full day of programming, including an introduction of the ephemera collection of Belva Lockwood, first woman to run for president of the United States, is planned Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Research Library building at The Fenimore &  Farmers’ Museums.

The daylong open house at the former NYSHA library will include a keynote by retired Library Director Wayne Wright of Oneonta (10 a.m.), 20-minute introductions to the photography collection (11 a.m.) and the geneology resources (1 p.m.), as well as presentations on volunteer opportunities (2 p.m.) and the role played by the CGP (3 p.m.)

The day ends with a 4 p.m. 229th birthday party for James Fenimore Cooper, born on Sept. 15, 1789, with cake for all attendees.

Ten-minute talks will also be offered on the Abraham Lincoln Collection autopsy notes, the Historic Manuscript Cookbook Collection, the Beauchamp Collection of regional drawings, paintings, and sketches, and other special collections.

Free and open to the public, the programs are organized to dovetail with The Farmers’ Museum annual Harvest Festival, underway Saturday and Sunday across the street.


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