At the Fenimore Art Museum, discover virtual walk-throughs and objects from new exhibitions including Blue Gardens: Photographs by Gross and Daley; Prismatic Beauty: American People and American Art; and Elegant Line/Powerful Shape: Elements of Native American Art. See short videos featuring objects from the museum’s amazing collections of folk art, fine art, and Native American art. Kids can even create crafts at home with instruction from members of the museum’s education staff! The month provides excellent programming for parents looking for virtual learning options for their children.
The Farmers’ Museum shares information on objects from its vast collections and offers instructional videos, including a series on spring gardening. Other videos focus on cooking historic recipes, soap making, quilting, and weaving. Kids will find updates on the farm animals as well as videos created especially for them!
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Stay "Safe at Home" with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
As the baseball community remains apart to help battle the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Baseball Hall of Fame is keeping students and fans of all ages connected to the National Pastime through unique and entertaining virtual programming. Explore digital collections from your favorite teams, take a virtual tour of the museum itself, watch highlights of some of the game’s greats, or listen to in-depth interviews with Hall of Famers. The Museum’s Education Department is offering free Virtual Field Trips, Curator Spotlights and Voices of the Game programs through live online events. While the Hall of Fame's doors may be closed for the time being, know that you can bring the history of this National Pastime into your own home.
Get fit with the Clark Sports Center, at home!
The Clark Sports Center, with the help of ItsYourRace.com, is offering non-profits and other charity organizations the opportunity to host a 5k... virtually! Virtual races allow athletes to run in their own neighborhood at a time they select and still be recognized for their efforts; perfect for those that want to get their run on while maintaining social distancing! Also, try different at-home workouts on their YouTube channel.
Looking for another race to run? Check out Fly Creek Cider Mill's 8th Annual Cider Run - gone virtual!
Benefiting the Susquehanna Valley SPCA, the Fly Creek Cider Mill's 8th Annual Cider Run switched over from the traditional in-person race to a virtual race in order to comply with social distancing guidelines.
The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society is hosting so many interesting virtual presentations! Bogs and wetlands are one of the richest, and lesser-known, habitats in Upstate New York... especially here in Otsego County! Slogs through Bogs: Beauty, Loss, and Preservation will be presented by Dr. Donna Vogler, Professor of Biology at SUNY Oneonta, on April 17th. Be sure to register for this presentation on their website and maybe learn something new!
Have you noticed the different types of birds flying by your window? Want an interactive activity for the whole family? The DOAS is also hosting a bird-watching scavenger hunt that's perfect for any age or bird-watching level! Download their PDF to keep track of all the birds you find!
Image provided by DOAS, taken by Landa Palmer.
Brush up on some history!
Here you will find self-guided tours of Downtown and Walnut Street, Oneonta's Historic Districts on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places. You'll also be able to view 3D renditions of some of GOHS' recent exhibitions at the Oneonta History Center, courtesy of the Greater Oneonta Historical Society.
More than the final resting place of the famous author, James Fenimore Cooper, Christ Episcopal Church of Cooperstown remains a beacon of hope for the entire community. Reverend Dane Boston is sharing sermons and other resources online.
Color Me Coop!
Still feeling "cooped up?" Check out our Cooperstown Coloring Pages! Featuring the well-known, private, landmark Kingfisher Tower and a train from Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad. Be sure to share your colorful creations on social media with #ColorMeCoop!
Have you had the pleasure of staying at The Inn at Cooperstown? Click the image to the left to check out this interview of owners, Marc & Sherrie Kingsley, as they tell you what they love most about Cooperstown, and even get a sneak peek of The Inn itself!
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Otsego County is full of historic homes that have been transformed into beautiful B&Bs. Click the image to the right to see a walkthrough of the Limestone Mansion in Cherry Valley, NY. Hosted by owners, Wolfgang & Loretta Welter, hear about the history of this home from the comfort of your own computer!
Dreaming of a future getaway? Does the thought of a lakeside timber lodge home with an in-ground pool sound like a great escape for the family? Check out these options from CooperstownLuxury.com – these properties are stunning in the Fall.