Cooperstown located in Central-Leatherstocking Region of New York, is widely known as home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, offers many attractions, including: Cooperstown Dreams Park, the Youth Baseball League dream distination: the Glimmerglass Opera near the tranquil Otsego Lake; The Farmers' Museum, a working 1845 historic homestead, artisans demonstrate spinning, weaving, and the blacksmith’s trade; The Fenimore House Museum offers American fine art exhibits, folk art, and Native American works. History buffs will love the James Fenimore Cooper memorabilia and life masks of early American statesmen and presidents. Cooperstown's Cardiff Giant, a ten-foot tall gypsum man, created for a hoax in 1866, is a must see. Cooperstown NY is also a great start to a water recreation get-a-way being the headwaters of the Susquehanna River, 444 miles from its origin at Otsego lake near Cooperstown, New York to the Chesapeake Bay. Consider a stay at Lake View! ...Learn More>>
|Birthplace of Memorial Day - Fun Fact
The tradition of Memorial Day was started in Waterloo, NY, on May 5, 1866, when they held their first observance of Memorial Day, an idea of Henry C Welles. It was a day dedicated to honoring the Civil War dead. In 1873, New York became the first state to proclaim Memorial Day, Decoration Day, as a public holiday. In 1966, the Federal Government formally recoginized Waterloo, NY as the Birthplace of Memorial Day.