IN DEPTH LEARNING ENCOUNTER. ONCE IN A LIFETIME DINING EXPERIENCE.
The Inn at Cooperstown in partnership with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announces a very special Collection Care and Conservation Workshop on April 28th and 29th, 2017. As the keepers of the Game’s history, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum helps fans relive their favorite moments and celebrate baseball history. Cooperstown is where these stories and memories have been protected, preserved, and cared for more than 75 years.
The Museum Collection and Library Archive are substantial, encompassing more than 40,000 artifacts, 145,000 baseball cards and three million Library pieces. The amazing collection features items from as early as 1839 and includes 6,500 baseballs, 1,900 bats, 900 uniforms, 700 caps, 400 trophies and 300 pairs of spikes. The Library Archive dates back to 1854 and includes 250,000 photographs, 14,000 hours of original record media, as well as player and subject files on virtually every individual and topic related to baseball history.
The Collection Care and Conservation Workshop is a new program that provides fans with a behind-the-scenes opportunity, in-depth learning encounter, and once-in-a-lifetime dining experience. Participants will enjoy a Library Archive tour, a Museum Collections artifact spotlight, as well as unique seminars through two sessions outlining how the museum cares for their collections along with principles to assist you in caring your baseball collection or other cherished items. One of the highlights of this unique package experience is a private catered dinner within the iconic Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the country’s premiere attractions. The Hall of Fame is located in the heart of idyllic Cooperstown and less than 2 blocks from The Inn at Cooperstown. There is limited availability for this experience which is being offered just once in 2017 so reserve your spot today!
- Two unique collection care seminar sessions.
- Private museum collections artifact spotlight.
- Library archive tour.
- Private catered cocktail hour and dinner in the Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery.
- Two nights of lodging, Thursday and Friday, at The Inn at Cooperstown with breakfast included. Additional nights available at a special discount.
- A 1-Year Sustaining Membership to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
- One Personalized, Commemorative bat from Cooperstown Bat Company.
- 5% discount Coupon for Nicoletta’s Italian Café.
- 10% Discount Coupon on purchases of $50 or more at 7th Inning Stretch.
- 15% Discount Coupon at Baseballism.
Arrive at The Inn at Cooperstown: Take a trip back in time and enjoy a stroll down Main Street Cooperstown.
Dine at a Local Favorite: For a delicious dinner, stop by Nicoletta’s Italian Café and save 5% on your meal.
Enjoy an amazing seminar and day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, including:
Seminar Session I: This session will cover topics such as Why We Collect, Early and Modern Baseball Cards and Stories, Care of Baseball Cards, Principles of Display, and more.
Museum and Library Archive Tour: See rare historical items up close during your VIP tour. Experience an in-depth, behind the scenes tour of the renowned Baseball Hall of Fame Library, where you will see such items as newspaper clippings, video footage, and statistical data.
Hall of Fame Reception and Dinner: Cap off the day with a very special private group cocktail reception and dinner in the Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery.
Join us for an expanded continental breakfast served in our two beautifully decorated dining rooms, one of which has a working fireplace.
Seminar Session II: This session will cover topics such as Care of Jerseys and Caps, Care of Photographs, Care of Documents and Scrapbooks, Care of Baseballs, Care of Bats and Trophies, and much more.
Availability & Pricing
“My husband is still gushing over the time he spent at the Hall of Fame. He was able to see items that are not normally on display in the museum as part of the "behind the scenes" portion of the VIP Experience. His mind was blown away with not only the artifacts he was able to see but also with the knowledge of all of the museum’s staff. This package that the Inn has to offer was worth every penny!”– Simsbury Connecticut
Prices do not include tax. *Based on double occupancy.
If a reservation is changed, in whole or in part, a processing fee of $25 per room will be charged. When notice of a cancellation is provided more than 14 days in advance of the arrival date, a full refund less the processing fee will be made. When notice of a cancellation is provided fewer than 14 days from the arrival date, a refund is subject to re-rental of the reserved room without loss to The Inn at Cooperstown.