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Already have an ? Log in. Log in through your institution. New York History is a must read for those seeking an in-depth look at the events that shaped the history of the United States. The New York State Historical Association was founded in by New Yorkers who were interested in promoting greater knowledge of the early history of the state.
They hoped to encourage original research, to educate general audiences by means of lectures and publications, to mark places of historic interest with tablets or s, and to start a library and museum to hold manuscripts, paintings and objects associated with the history of the state. Clark, an avid collector, took an active interest in expanding the holdings of the Association and in donated Fenimore House, one of his family's properties, to be used as a new headquarters and museum.
The impressive neo-Georgian structure was built in the s on the site of James Fenimore Cooper's early 19th century farmhouse on the shore of Otsego Lake, Cooper's Glimmerglass. Fenimore House was large enough to have both extensive exhibition galleries as well as office and library space. The collections and programs continued to expand and a separate library building was constructed in In a new 18, square foot wing was added to Fenimore House to house the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection which is one of the nation's premier collections of American Indian Art.
In in recognition of our world class collections we changed the name Fenimore House Museum to Fenimore Art Museum. It is closely affiliated with its sister organization, The Farmers' Museum. New York History. Cite this Item. Read and download Log in through your school or library.
Alternate access options. Get Started Already have an ? Publisher Information The New York State Historical Association was founded in by New Yorkers who were interested in promoting greater knowledge of the early history of the state.Mature women Hudson
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