Hyde Hall

Eight is Eneuf to Perform at Hyde Hall on July 11

Indulge in an evening of madrigals and folk songs with Eight is Eneuf at Hyde Hall. No tickets are required, but seating is limited. Don’t forget to visit the bar—drinks by donation.

Thursday, July 11, 2019 – 6:30pm-8:30pm at Hyde Hall

In 2012, eight friends decided to add another evening of singing to their calendars and 8 Is Enough was born. However, they soon realized that 8 was not enough, and another voice was added. They went from 8 members to 9 (neuf), becoming 8 Is Eneuf. Now occasionally singing with eleven members, the group performs in theaters, churches, museums, bars, at weddings, private parties, and other special events.

The evening features Susan Snelson (soprano), Kerstin Green (soprano), Laura Harris (alto), Marcia Bowne (alto), Janine Sibella, (alto), Helen Benlisa (tenor), Chris Karmosky (tenor), John Willis (tenor), Casey Thomas (bass baritone), Chris Shields (bass).

Ghostly Opportunity Coming Soon!

Hyde Hall Offers a New Summer Edition of Its Ghost Tours – July and August

2019 Summer Ghost Tours at Hyde Hall

Are you looking for something a little supernatural this summer?  Hyde Hall will offer a new take on its fall classic. Though the evenings grow a little longer and warmer, the museum will provide a chilling experience.  

Visitors will hear tales of the frightful and mysterious happenings on a guided tour through the shadowy passages and corridors of the historic mansion. Hyde Hall is no stranger to ghostly manifestations, spectral footsteps, and distant voices which started occurring more than 150 years ago. Hyde Hall’s skilled tour staff will take visitors to the places where the curious events took place. Learn about what terrorized James Fenimore Cooper Jr. in the middle of the night, and see if you can spot what stalks the notorious back hall—are you brave enough to enter the house after dark?

Tours run on Wednesday nights starting in July through mid-August and are available on July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7, 14. To purchase tickets, or for other details, you can visit Hydehall.org. Don’t wait too long—spots on these tours are fleeting.

You can find tickets for the event through Hyde Hall’s museum shop or at https://squareup.com/store/Hyde_Hall

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 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.

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