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Hyde Hall

3 Creepy Local Activities On State’s Halloween List

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3 Creepy Local Activities

On State’s Halloween List

Hyde Hall, the Worcester Inn and Bruce Markusen’s Cooperstown ghost tours are included on I Love NY’s “Haunted Trail,” which includes 500 activities leading up to this year’s Halloween.  The web site includes five catetgories: ghost tours, haunted inns, haunted dining, creepy locations and guided tours. 
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Food, Fun, & More

At Country Living Festival

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COUNTRY LIVING FEST – 1 p.m. Celebrate country life with vendors, cornhole tournament (1-6:30), pumpkin patch, farmers’ market, more. Includes demonstrations on backyard beekeeping, floral arrangements, fly fishing, cider pressing, metal detecting, more. Kallan Fields, Well’s Ave., Hartwick. 607-293-8123 or visit www.facebook.com/TownofHartwick/

Hyde Hall Offers Peak Into Elegance, Music

SUMMER DREAMS

Hyde Hall Offers Peak

Into Elegance, Music

Jon Maney shows off Hyde Hall’s drawing room, one of his favorite venues for musical performances in the National Historic Landmark. (Ian Austin/AllOTSGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

ON HYDE BAY – Jon Maney wants Hyde Hall to be more than just a house museum – (although, what a house!)

He wants it to be a destination for music and arts.

“We’ve done a lot of classical music, but we need more contemporary music,” said the National Landmark’s executive director. “George Clarke loved jazz, so we want to start having a whole range of music from different eras.”

On Oct. 6, the Musicians of Ma’alwyck, an Albany-based band that’s become the museum’s house band, will debut Max Caplan’s “The Hyde Sextet,” a work scored for flute, harp and string quartet and inspired by the ghost of Hyde Hall.

Caplan, is the composer of the suffrage-themed opera “Aleda,” which premiered in June 2018.

“It’s a really spooky piece that’s in the spirit of the season,” said Maney.

‘Drop’ Cannonball Artifact At Civil War Weekend

ACTION AT HYDE HALL

Civil War Reenactment

Features ‘Drop’ Cannonball

Experience a Civil War-era encampment featuring soldiers in authentic uniforms, battle drills and performing tactical maneuvers as Hyde Hall’s Civil War Weekend continues today. Above, 15-year  veterans of reenactments, Jacob Manley and his father Richard, Hartwick, show off a Civil War era tent.  At right, re-enactor Tim Walker, Cooperstown, holds one of his prize artifacts, a certified unexploded 12-pound cannonball from Little Round Top at Gettysburg. In the heat of battle, soldiers would load cannons quickly, sometimes dropping a cannonball, earning them the name “drops.” Battle simulations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., free and open to the public. Concert of Civil War era songs performed by Ma’alwyck at 7 p.m., cost $10.  Reservations recommended.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

Opening Reception

‘The Oneonta 49ers’

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EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 2 – 4 p.m. Celebrate exhibit “The Oneonta ‘49ers” about Oneonta storekeeper Collis Huntington who left to open a branch store and find his fortune in California, accompanied by 5 other Oneontans. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm

Egg Hunters Undeterred By Rain, Pack Hyde Hall

Egg Hunters Undeterred

By Rain, Pack Hyde Hall

Mira Aramini, 12, above, of Middlefield Center, was fast off the mark at 10 sharp this morning at Hyde Hall’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the National Historic Landmark above Otsego Lake. Undeterred by the rain, the Clements family of Hartwick, inset right, was first in line at 9:30, waiting on get onto the grounds: mom Fanny, dad Jonathan and, from left, Emma, 4, Xavier 10, and Lucas, 11.  The annual event is sponsored by the Leatherstocking Region Federal Credit Union.   (Jim Kevlin/www.AllOTSEGO.com)

 

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Candlelight & Carols

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

CANDLELIGHT EVENING – 3 – 7 p.m. Experience magic of Christmas season with a candlelit museum covered in Christmas greenery, horse-drawn sleighs, carolers, bonfires, wassail, theater performances, more. Tickets available at door. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Candlelight-Evening

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

GOHS Benefit Auction Arrives

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BENEFIT AUCTION – 5:30 p.m. Annual benefit for Greater Oneonta Historical Society features hundreds of items up for live, silent, bucket auctions. Kevin Herrick of Lettis Auction will be auctioneer. Quality Inn, 141 Courtyard Dr., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm

UPSTAIR/DOWNSTAIRS TOUR – 10:30 a.m. 95 minute look into both sides of English Country Manor House through 5 generations of family, staff. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/upstairs-downstairs-special-tours-nov-16-2018/

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