Wintertime exhibit to open at Fenimore Art Museum 

ContributedOtsego On Ice: Histories of Wintertime Sport will open on Nov. 23. 

Over the decades, wintertime fun in the region has included skating, sledding and ice fishing — activities that have been popular since settlers first arrived.

This holiday season, Fenimore Art Museum will present “Otsego On Ice: Histories of Wintertime Sport,” an exhibit that illustrates the varied ways locals used to play in the ice and snow from the early 1800s to the 1950s. The exhibit will open Nov. 23 and run through Dec. 31.

According to a media release, “Otsego on Ice”  will feature historical objects pertaining to winter sporting activities selected from the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museums’ collections. Visitors can see ice skates, snow shoes and sleds from the 19th century, accompanied by historical photography, paintings and more. 

Several additional exhibits are on display through Dec. 31. The museum will be decorated for the holidays beginning Tuesday, Dec. 3. 

Fenimore Art Museum is at 5798 state Route 80. For more information, visit

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday through Dec. 31 It will be closed Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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