Musicians of Ma’alwyck Celebrate Mom at May Performance

Members of the Musicians of Ma’alwyck  performed a wonderful selection of 18th-century French music at our Celebrate Mom! event on May 11, 2019. Pictured are Tess McCarthy, mezzo soprano, Todd Sisley, harpsichord, Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, violin, and Norman Thibodeau, flute. Over 100 people attended the event and enjoyed the coffee, tea, and treats that Hyde Hall provided.

Hyde Hall Announces New Membership Program




Member Benefits

  • Free Admission for the Season
  • 10% Discount on Admission for Member’s Guests
  • Free or Discounted Admission to Select Events, Seminars, and Programs
  • 10% Discount at the Museum Store
  • Early Ticket Sales to Hyde and Shriek
  • Hyde Hall’s Newsletter


Click Here to Join with an Individual Membership

Click Here to Join with a Family Membership

Hyde Hall Store February Sale

We are celebrating Presidents during the month of February!

This is a special opportunity to purchase select books on presidents and vice presidents associated with Hyde Hall or Cooperstown, while supplies last.

DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, buy one of the following items either on-line through our web store (links below), by mail order, or by phone, and receive:

Sample of Vintage Postcard
  • (1) FREE shipping (Save $3.95)
  • (2) A set of five Special Vintage Postcards (valued at $5.00) of Hyde Hall from the early 1900’s (when TR would have visited and FDR’s first time here)

NY State Tax of 8% will be added. Prices displayed at the product links below.

Books about Presidents

Click on any of the links below to view/purchase.

>>>> Martin van Buren (Ted Widmer)
Biography of our 8th US President, first New Yorker elected to the White House. Van Buren was the first president to visit Cooperstown while in office. Part of the American Presidents series.

>>>> Colonel Theodore Roosevelt 
(Edmund Morris) 
Third volume of the classic biography of “TR” details his post-presidential years by Pulitzer prize winning author. TR was the first president to visit Hyde Hall.

>>>> The Roosevelts (companion to Ken Burns’ PBS series)
(At $35, already discounted from national retail price)

>>>> No Ordinary Time (FDR and Eleanor) (Doris Kearns Goodwin)
The Home Front in World War II.Now classic Pulitzer Prize winning account of their complex partnership duringthe tumultuous war years.  Franklin & Eleanor were guests of the Clarkes at HydeHall in August, 1930.

>>>> FDR The Man He Became  (James Tobin)
“How FDR defied Polio to Win the Presidency.” Detailed account of FDR’s epic personal achievement that sheds new light on his life and struggles. Hard cover

>>>> Pathways to the Presidency – A Guide to the Lives, Homes and Museums of US Presidents
by Gerald & Patricia Gutek. Covers lives, homes and museums of presidents from Washington through George W. Bush. Paperback

Books about Vice Presidents

>>>> Fallen Founder: Aaron Burr (Nancy Isenberg)
(Burr had legal dealings with George Clarke builder of Hyde Hall from Clarke’s early days in New York and later when Hyde Hall’s construction was under way.) 

>>>> On His Own Terms : A Life of Nelson Rockefeller 
(As Governor,  Rockefeller intervened to save Hyde Hall from proposed demolition by NY State.)

To place an order by phone, contact Randy Lamb at (607) 547-5098, Extension #4. Local pickups by appointment only.

Leader Head Project Underway

These images follow the progress of design and installation of a prototype leader head at Hyde Hall.  In spite of the weather a trial installation was made on November 29, 2018.  After evaluation, 5 further units will be installed on the east side of Hyde Hall to funnel water into the downspouts.

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Pictured below is Brian Chappell, Aurelius Restoration Services, Cayuga, New York

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