Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hyde HallCooperstown, N.Y. – John Bower, Hyde Hall Marketing Manager, will present an illustrated discussion of the history and preservation of Historic Hyde Hall, a fifty-room mansion designed by Albany's celebrated architect Phillip Hooker.  This National Landmark and New York State Historic Site was built between 1817 and 1834 by George T. Clarke and served as home to five generations of the Clark Family. Hyde Hall was acquired by New York State for the development of Glimmerglass State Park in 1963 and today is operated by Hyde Hall Inc. as a house museum and regional culture center.  This program takes place in the center's main gallery on Saturday, May 5 starting at 1:00 PM.

John Bower was born in Cheshire, England, educated at Millfield School, Somerset and AbbotsholmeHyde Hall School, Staffordshire. A lover of the beauty of English National Trust Houses and Gardens and other Historic Houses.  Breeder, and international Judge of Skye and Border Terriers. John moved to the USA in 1988 and worked in the pet food industry with Royal Canin and Ralston Purina focusing on the introduction of their veterinary diets.  After attending seminary and serving as the Rector of the Charismatic Episcopal Church in Stuart, Florida for 12 years, he moved to Cherry Valley and presently serves as Marketing Manager at Hyde Hall. 

The Oneida County History Center, formerly the Oneida County Historical Society, is a private 501(c) (3) not-for-profit educational institution and is dedicated to preserving history and promoting the culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley. Admission to this program is free for the general public; donations are encouraged. Please contact the center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website ( or page for additional information.





Rebecca M. McLain

(315) 735-3642