Of the many people who have passed through Hyde Hall over the years—family, friends, workers, servants— some haven’t left, or so say the legends.  At least three family members and one family friend, each with their own story of love and loss, died tragically. Some say they haunt the halls of Hyde Hall. The Haunting of Hyde Hall tours, on July 28th, and August 4th and 11th at 6pm and 7pm, offer tantalizing glimpses of these troubled souls. Tours are limited in number, so reservations are required.  The cost is $15 per person; call 607.547.5098 for reservations.

Let’s go to the races!!!

Our annual gala fundraiser this year (Saturday, August 8 – 5:00pm), or rather FUN-raiser!, will be The Run for the Roses, a Kentucky Derby-themed evening of lawn games, auctions, mint juleps and barbecue, as well as dancing to the “soulful bluegrass” of The Handsome Hearts, a Brooklyn-based trio.  Premium Triple Crown tables for ten are available, and include complimentary silver mint julep cups and a magnum of Veuve Cliquot champagne.  Join the fun by going to HydeHall.org and clicking on “Buy Gala Tickets Now”.

The Goldberg Variations Demystified

Our exciting partnership with Linda Chesis and Cooperstown Summer Music Festival continues with their July 30th concert in Hyde Hall’s stunning Drawing Room.  Bradley Brookshire performs Bach’s ambitious and colorful set of variations on a two-manual harpsichord. He lovingly debunks virtually everything you have ever heard about the piece in brief comments between variations.  Purchase your tickets here!