Hyde Hall

NY Gives Day 2017

Hello Friends!

Giving Tuesday is fast approaching! Hyde Hall is participating in #NYGivesDay on November 28 and we need your help to make our campaign a success.
You can support by making a donation, by sharing this email with your friends, by sharing our information on your social networks and helping to drive people to our NYGivesDay Profile Page on November 28.

We thank you in advance for your support.

Jonathan Maney, Hyde Hall, Executive Director



Extensive documentation. Hyde Hall is one of the most documented houses in America and this treasure-trove of letters, bills, and receipts has guided our research and restorations and has fleshed out much of what we know about the house and its history of five generations of Clarke family residency here.


A great tours staff. Tours at Hyde Hall consistently get rave reviews on TripAdvisor because of our interpreters’ depth of knowledge, their professionalism, and their genuine passion for history.


The distinctiveness of Hyde Hall. With its extremely rare, vapor lighting and other functioning, period lighting, its growing collection of accurately reproduced period-style textiles, and its carefully documented rooms with original furnishings produced by important New York State furniture craftsmen such as John Meads and Duncan Phyfe, and its strong, English flavor, Hyde Hall offers visitors an unusually interesting window into the heritage of our past.


The outstanding beauty of our setting. Hyde Hall offers some of the best views in New York State and is an excellent example of the English picturesque aesthetic.


The originality and integrity of George Clarke’s masterpiece. Hyde Hall is largely unaltered from the lifetime of George Clarke and retains roughly 70% of its original furnishings. Hyde Hall is therefore a rare social and architectural survivor from the first decades of this nation’s history and has much to show people about life in a sophisticated, elegant, and technologically complex country home.

Press Release – Bubbly Baroque At Hyde Hall

On  Friday, August 25 at 6 pm, Hyde Hall and the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival present Bubbly Baroque in the beautiful Hyde Hall Drawing Room. A benefit concert of Baroque music will be followed by a reception where sparkling wine & cheese will be served.

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival artistic director  and flutist Linda Chesis will perform with Sarah Cunningham, viola de gamba, and Bradley Brookshire, harpsichord. The concert features works by J. S. Bach, Antoine Forqueray, and François Couperin.

“The Drawing Room at Hyde Hall is the ideal setting for chamber music as it was originally envisioned,” says Chesis. “I look forward to performing there with Sarah and Bradley, they are both wonderful artists with whom I have performed for years.”

Proceeds from the concert benefit Hyde Hall and the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. Tickets are $35, with additional donations appreciated. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly recommended as seating is limited. Tickets are available online at http://www.cooperstownmusicfest.org/benefit-concert/ or by calling Brown Paper Tickets, which is open 24 hours a day, (800) 838-3006.

About the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

Founded in 1999, the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival has featured: the Tokyo String Quartet, the American String Quartet, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Kurt Elling, Tim Fain, Bill Charlap, Hilary Kole, Simone Dinnerstein, Mark O’Connor, the Sonia Olla Flamenco Dance Company, and many more. The 19th season continues with Four Seasons: Vivaldi and Piazzolla on August 27, and the Chiara String Quartet on October 8. More information available at cooperstownmusicfest.org

2017 Gala to Honor Rabbit Goody

Having made weaving the center of her life for more than four decades, Rabbit runs Thistle Hill Weavers, a custom textile mill in Cherry Valley, New York, where she meticulously and authentically reproduces historic textiles from American households, poor to rich, settlement to modern day. Her services are in demand from major museums and major motion pictures, private clients and design houses, and many historic sites in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, and overseas.

Please join us at our Bicentennial Gala Event “Our Fair Lady” on August 5 as we present the 7th Annual Anne Hyde Clarke Logan Cultural Preservation Award to Rabbit Goody.

Looking for evidence (at the 2016 Textile Conference at Hyde Hall) – Rabbit Goody, Thistle Hill Weavers.
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