Housed inside a former church, which was built in 1850, the drive to The West Kortright Centre through the scenic locale of the west Catskill Mountains itself is captivating. This sets the tone to watch or get involved with the stellar performances and events that are held at this long-standing art and community center of East Meredith. Established in 1975, the center has invited performers of all kinds from countries across the world. Concerts, drama, art exhibitions, film screenings and festivals, poetry readings, workshops, and many other events are scheduled throughout the year. The two-day festival of Shakespeare In The Valley has been a regular fixture at the center where a number of people converge on the beautifully landscaped garden of the center and enjoy the endearing performances of various theater groups. Visit one of the events held at The West Kortright Centre and, at the end of it, you are bound to walk out of here impressed by the performances.
The Baseball Hall of Fame Museum holds some of the game's most prized collections. See thousands of baseball artifacts and photographs telling the story of baseball's history. There is also a research library where enthusiasts can read about the history and future of America's enduring love for the sport. Visit the museum store and take your pick from the various caps, shirts, gloves and mugs on display.
Located on 136 acres (55.03 hectares) of what was once a hop farm, Brewery Ommegang opened its doors in 1997. A brainchild of reputed brewers, Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield, this brewery specializes in production of Belgian-styled brews. They boast of six award-winning and all-time favorite brews: Belgian Pale Ale, Three Philosphers, Hennepin, Witte, Rare Vos and Abbey Ale. Following a tour around the brewery, visitors can drop in at the cafe to enjoy delectable Belgian fares that will wonderfully complement the beers produced here. Brewery Ommegang regularly plays host to beer festivals and concerts; the annual event, 'Belgium Comes to Cooperstown', is a must-visit for every Belgian food and drink lover.
A marvel worth treasuring, the Hyde Hall is a 17th-century neoclassical country house which is declared a historic landmark. The house can be rented for private as well as cultural events.
Introduce your kids to the world of farming and learn more about the rural way of life at the Farmers' Museum. Located in Copperstown, it is actually a part of farm that was later developed into a museum. It makes an attempt to recreate the nineteenth century complete with ancient buildings, tavern, a local store, hand-made carousel and many other fun exhibits. The collection at this museum features more than 20000 objects comprising working tools, equipments, daily use objects. A visit to this spacious museum makes for an interesting and educational tour.
Iroquois Farm Showgrounds is a prominent venue for many cultural and agrarian events. The grounds basically aim to disseminate rural traditions in Central New York with the youth celebrating its pastoral culture. Events here include livestock shows, dairy events and so on. There is also a deli in the premises where you can buy fresh dairy and organic products.
The Otsego County Courthouse is located at Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York. This historic courthouse is two and half story tall and is a brick-and-stone structure on a foundation of coursed ashlar. The courthouse was built in 1880 C.E and was designed by architect Archimedes Russell. The highlights of this courthouse are able roof, projecting pavilions, and a tower with supporting pavilion and overhanging top stage. It got added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on June 20, 1972.