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Famous for its neoclassical architecture and scenic view of Otsego Lake, Hyde Hall, a historic mansion in Cooperstown, NY, was built between 1817 and 1834 for George Clarke. Continuing a rich family legacy, Clarke (1768-1835) ventured from England to the United States, and began construction of Hyde Hall in 1817. Despite passing through five generations, the estate faced demolition until the Friends of Hyde Hall, formed in 1964, created a partnership with the State to preserve and interpret the mansion, outbuildings, and grounds. Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historic Landmark, Hyde Hall now serves as a museum offering tours and events for public enjoyment and historical exploration.


Our mission is to preserve and share Hyde Hall, promote research, and develop inclusive educational programs and events that help diverse audiences explore, appreciate, and understand history.




Gilbert T. Vincent, Chair

Gaylord Dillingham, Vice-Chair

Robert O’Neill, Treasurer

Jonathan Maney, PhD, Executive Director & CEO

John Henry Aborn, Program Manager

Chantal Arcand-Doktor, Finance Manager

Dominique Doktor, Media Manager

Randy Lamb, Gift Shop Manager

Larry Smith, Tours & Collections Manager

Keith Stefanec, Site Manager

Site Interpreters -

Barbara LaCorte, Richard Monroe,

David Mulligan, Pam Wightman,

Joelle Lachance, Jack Snell

Housekeeping -

Lissette Stefanec 


Kimberly Alvarez

S. Rabbit Goody

Milla Kalcheva

Peter M. Kenny

Alyssa Kosmer

Jason McCoy

Kristen Oehlrich

Christopher Owen

Mitchell Owens

Van Broughton Ramsey

Carl D. Stearns

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