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Fenimore Art Museum

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Explore Folk Art After Dark 10-20-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20

Explore Folk Art After Dark

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ART IN THE DARK – 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Tour museums galleries of folk & fine art by Lantern Light with guides. Learn some of the mysterious, melancholy, untold stories behind the pieces & discover secrets with ultra-violet light. Limited to 10/tour. Cost, $15/non-member. Masks, pre-registration required. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Dawn Photography on the Lake 09-04-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 4

Dawn Photography on the Lake

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PHOTOGRAPHY EXCURSION – 7 – 8 a.m. Enjoy early morning walk and photo lesson all about how to photograph Otsego lake at sunrise. Presented by staff member Kevin Gray providing tips on composition, light & shadow, techniques and more. Cost, $17/non-member. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Art Festival by Otsego Lake 10-02-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2

Art Festival by Otsego Lake

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ART BY THE LAKE – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join artists of upstate New York to celebrate the beauty of nature and Otsego Lake. On show will be pastels, watercolor, oil, acrylics, photography, and many more mediums with demonstrations throughout the day. On the lawn of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 9/11 Commemorative Run 09-04-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Commemorative 10K Races

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HEROES RUN – 9 a.m. Come Commemorate 20 years since 9/11 with local firefighters, Assemblymen Salka and Oberacker, and others. An a capella group will be singing ‘God Bess America’ and there will be a flag raising ceremony ahead of the run. Will feature a 5K and 10K run starting at 10 a.m. Cost, $20 for the 10K. Proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Begins and Ends at the Fly Creek Fire Station, 607-547-5469 or visit www.facebook.com/Fly-Creek-Volunteer-Fire-Company-409995299193467/

RECOVERY RUN – 9 a.m. Join the Rothenberger Road to Recovery Run in the 10K, 5K, or 1K run or walk. This run is in memory of Lucas Rothenberger and for those who have lost a loved one to addiction and to provide knowledge and education on the reality of recovery. The whole family is invited. Cost, $30 for the 10K. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-267-4435 or visit rothenbergerrun.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=11053

Bound Volumes September 2, 2021

Bound Volumes

200 YEARS AGO
Taken Up – By the subscriber, on the 26th, near Lippitt’s Mills in Hartwick, a chestnut-colored horse, about ten or 11 years old, with white hind feet and a few white hairs in his forehead, and a white spot on the left side of his lower jaw — shod all round. The owner is requested to prove property, pay charges and take him away. Seth Hacket, Hartwick, August 28.
August 31, 1811

Art in the Dark tours scheduled at Fenimore Art Museum

Art in the Dark tours scheduled at Fenimore Art Museum

Staff Report • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

The Fenimore Art Museum is hosting a spooky way to have fun with art at their Art in the Dark tours.

The tours will be Wednesdays and Thursdays Oct. 21, Oct. 22, Oct. 27 and Oct. 28.

They will involve visiting folk and fine art paintings with a tour guide by candlelight, who will explain some of the history behind them. Tours are 45 minutes long and can be done at either 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. each evening.

Tours are limited to 10 guests each.

Prices are $12.50 for members and $15 for non-members.

Go to fenimoreartmuseum.org for more details.

 

Bound Volumes 8-26-2021

Bound Volumes 8-26-2021

Compiled by Tom Heitz/SHARON STUART with resources courtesy of The Fenimore Art Museum Research Library

210 YEARS AGO
The Great Western Canal – To save expense in the execution of this great national work, Mr. Fulton has invented a machine for digging or removing earth by means of horses, or a steam engine. A steam engine of eight horses’ power, and rendered portable, will do the work of 150 men. The wages of 150 men may be estimated at 120 dollars a day – four men can attend the steam engine 12 hours whose wages will be $6. Two cords of wood at a cost of $2 bring the total to $8. This gives an economy of $112 a day, or for 300 days which the machine would work in a year, the saving in expense would be $32,000 – and five of these machines which would cost about $30,000, would economize about $168,000 a year.
August 24, 1811

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Lumberjacks, Lumberjills, more at Cherry Valley outdoor games 08-21-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 21

Lumberjacks, Lumberjills,
more at Cherry Valley outdoor games

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OUTDOOR GAMES – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Find more Lumberjack competitions (including a strongman competition), Archery, Tractor show, Tough Cookie 5k benefit walk, and much more. The Field, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley. cwatbeau@gmail.com or visit cherryvalleyoutdoorgames.com.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: ‘Made in New York: The Art of Wood’ exhibit opens at the Art Association 08-20-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

‘Made in New York: The Art of Wood’
exhibit opens at the Art Association

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate opening of ‘Made in New York: The Art of Wood’ a fine craft invitational exhibit. Also opening is the ‘Daily Draw: Revisited.’ On show 8/20 thru 9/24. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

Bound volumes: August 19, 2021

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210 YEARS AGO
Regarding the affair with the British Ship Little Belt – We are sorry to hear, upon authority which we cannot doubt, that the article purporting to be Captain Bingham’s official letter to Admiral Sawyer, giving an account of the affair between the President frigate and the Little Belt, is a shameful forgery, fabricated by some young men at New York, in a fit of wantonness. It would be difficult to speak in terms of appropriate reprobation of a transaction so unwarrantable. It has already been productive of no little mischief by irritating the feelings of the public, and may yet be followed by consequences still more serious.
August 17, 1811

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Sunrise Photography walk on the lake 08-16-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, AUGUST 16

Sunrise Photography walk on the lake

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PHOTOGRAPHY EXCURSION – 6 – 7 a.m. Enjoy early morning walk and photo lesson all about how to photograph Otsego lake at sunrise. Presented by staff member Kevin Gray providing tips on composition, light & shadow, techniques and more. Cost, $17/non-member. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

Fenimore Art Museum looks at 25 years of ‘Arthur’
©Marc Brown

Fenimore Art Museum looks at 25 years of ‘Arthur’

By PATRICK DEWEY• Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Television shows, books and the artwork in them have the power to teach life lessons and transport viewers back in time. This is the case with the children’s TV show and book series “Arthur,” about a talking aardvark, his sister, D.W., and his classmates.

The Fenimore Art Museum is marking the 25th anniversary of “Arthur,” a cartoon TV show, with the exhibit “Believe in Yourself: What We Learned from Arthur,”

The exhibit opened Saturday, Aug. 7, and is on display through Dec. 31.

The Fenimore worked directly with author and series creator Marc Brown on all aspects of the exhibit, according to museum officials.

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