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.
Hardback

>>>> 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.
Paperback

>>>> 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.
Paperback 

>>>> 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.

Click any image to open in carousel view.

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

Small Town Big Band a Hit at Hyde Hall

Over 250 people enjoyed a great concert performed by the Small Town Big Band last Friday Evening. The weather was perfect. A relaxing evening on the South Lawn of Hyde Hall overlooking the beautiful vistas of Glimmerglass. We thank the event sponsors, the Leatherstocking Credit Union,and Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman’s Journal, AllOtsego.com and WKTV News Channel 2 .

We also thank our vendors Red Shed Brewery of Cooperstown, and Rock Hill Farm of Mohawk.  We also thank the Susquehanna Animal Shelter who brought some of their dogs who are looking for a permanent loving home.

Video and Images by John Bower

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