On the Bright Side: History Day brings hundreds of students to Cooperstown

By: Mark Boshnack, Oneonta Daily Star

This article originally appeared in the Oneonta Daily Star

A Cooperstown-based state competition brought out the love of history in its participants, several involved said Monday at the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown.

The Fenimore Art Museum and the Farmers' Museum hosted nearly 500 students from around New York on Monday’s History Day, according to a media release from the two organizations. They provided facilities for the event, along with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the Otesaga Resort Hotel.

Students in grades 6-12 used a variety of skills to produce “exceptional scholarship” for review by judges on topics related to an annual theme that, this year, was “Taking a Stand in History,” according to the release.