A statue of James Fenimore Cooper, the celebrated early 19th century author, stands watch over Cooperstown during the summer of 1953. The Otsego County village was named after Cooper's father, Judge William Cooper.
Wooden tools used by baseball players and steel tools used by farmers have always been found in one place — Cooperstown.
The village in Otsego County, a short drive from the Capital Region, is home to both the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and The Farmers’ Museum. Once people see enough baseball bats, gloves, rakes and plows, they can also examine American folk and American Indian art inside the Fenimore Art Museum.