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Group saves Cooper murals

Mamaroneck group saves Cooper murals in against-the-odds race

Work, fundraising remains

The Mamaroneck Historical Society succeeded in its ambitious quest to raise the funds needed to save James Fenimore Cooper murals from destruction, but more work remains as the group strives to rescue the artwork from the walls of Mamaronek High School.

The Freeman’s Journal / Hometown Oneonta first reported on the endangered murals as word spread of the high school’s plan to cover – and in some cases, destroy – eight Depression-era murals depicting scenes from James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking novels and his life as a resident of the Westchester County town. The murals stand in the way of the Mamaroneck High School’s plans to build new computer learning labs, and the Historical Society leapt into action to spare them from the wrecking ball.

“It’s good news but it’s different news,” Mamaroneck Historical Society’s co-president John Pritts said of the group’s success to date. “We had no idea until we started how complicated it would become to save the artwork.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Online Tour of Exhibit ‘Elegant New York’ 03-08-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MARCH 8

Online Tour of Exhibit
‘Elegant New York’

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VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 – 3 p.m. Join live tour of exhibit ‘Elegant New York – Historical Garments made in NY’ with Cassidy Percoco, Collections Manager of Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum. Free, suggested donation $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Tour Art Exhibit of the American Landscape 02-22-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Tour Art Exhibit of the
American Landscape

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VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 – 3 p.m. Join live tour of exhibit ‘Cooper, Cole, and the Hudson River School’ with assistant curator Ann Cannon discussing the friendship of Cooper, Cole, and how their works inspired the Hudson River School and a love for the sublime American landscape. Free, suggested donation $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Tour ‘Elegant New York’ Online 02-08-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Tour ‘Elegant New York’ Exhibit Online

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VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 – 3 p.m. Join live tour of exhibit ‘Elegant New York – Historical Garments made in NY’ with Cassidy Percoco, Collections Manager of Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum. Free, suggested donation $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Virtual Exhibit Tour with the Fenimore Art Museum 01-18-2022
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JANUARY 18

Virtual Exhibit Tour with
the Fenimore Art Museum

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VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 – 3 p.m. Join live tour of exhibit ‘Cooper, Cole, and the Hudson River School’ with assistant curator Ann Cannon discussing the friendship of Cooper, Cole, and how their works inspired the Hudson River School and a love for the sublime American landscape. Free, suggested donation $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Adorn-A-Door Wreath Festival 11-27-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Adorn-A-Door Wreath Festival

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CHRISTMAS – Be an Angel. Sign up to give the gift of Christmas to local families in need with this years Angel Tree Program. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details.

WREATH FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Stop by and place a bid on holiday wreaths created by community members and businesses. Will also include holiday raffle, silent auction, and holiday cheer. Fundraiser benefits the association and the Art Association Scholarship Fund. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Downtown Trick Or Virtual Tour 10-30-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30

Downtown Trick Or Treat & Virtual Tour

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TRICK OR TREAT – Noon. Kids are invited to join Destination Oneonta to trick or treat at participating businesses and then be wowed by the Ghoulies and Ghosties of the Halloween Parade. Main Street, Oneonta. 607-432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/

 

VIRTUAL TOUR – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Get the family together to explore the exhibit ‘Believe in Yourself: What We Learned From Arthur.’ See original illustrations spanning the career of Marc Brown, the creator of the Arthur Adventure Book series which became the popular television show ‘Arthur.’ See his pencil drawings, learn about the storyboarding process, and see clips from an interview. Free, registration required. Suggested donation, $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Fly Creek Area Historical Society Returns 06-23-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23

Fly Creek Area Historical Society Returns

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY RETURNS – 7 p.m. The Fly Creek Area Historical Society returns for its first meeting in about a year. They haven’t been idle though. Come see how they’ve updated the exhibits, what they’ve done to their building, and there’s more to talk about. Refreshments available, doors open for circulation. Social distancing observed, masks optional. Free, open to public. The Old Grange Building, Cemetery Rd., Fly Creek.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Tour Oneonta Revitalization Plan 06-16-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16

Tour Oneonta Revitalization Plan

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ONEONTA TOUR – 7 p.m. Join Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig on walking tour with Bob Bob Brzozowski and learn about the results and plans of the Down Town Revitalization Initiative. Admission by donation. Presented by Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org/index.htm

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Virtual Tour of Exhibit ‘Manzanar: Ansel Adams Wartime Photography’ 05-19-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 19

Virtual Tour of Exhibit ‘Manzanar:

Ansel Adams Wartime Photography’

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VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 – 3 p.m. Join live tour of exhibit ‘Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams’ which features photographs documenting the Japanese internment camp in California in 1943. Free, suggested donation $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Discuss Wartime Photographs By Ansel Adams 05-01-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 1

Discuss Wartime

Photographs By Ansel Adams

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EXHIBIT DISCUSSION – 2 – 3 p.m. Discuss photographs & career of Ansel Adams with his son Michael Adams. Presentation will focus on current exhibit ‘Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams’ and will be followed by Q&A session. Registration required for online meeting. Cost, $10/non-member. Presented by Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Hartwick College Presents Visiting Writers Series 04-28-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28

Hartwick College Presents

Visiting Writers Series

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WRITER SERIES – 7 p.m. Hartwick college presents its visiting writers series featuring novelist C.L. Clark, who will read from her debut novel ‘The Unbroken,’ the first in her ‘magic of the lost’ trilogy. Free, registration for Zoom meeting required. Next presentation held 4/28. Presented by Hartwick College. 607-431-4921 or visit www.hartwick.edu/academics/academic-departments/english-department/visiting-writers-series/

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