Year of the Glove

Year of the Glove Celebrate Fulton County's history & heritage in the Year of the Glove! Sponsored by the Fulton Co. Historical Society & Museum and Fulton Co. Historian.

Thanks to the Fulton County Express for covering our History Happy Hour event last night! And many thanks to our friends...
07/26/2019
Year of the beer: History brewing at Stump City | Fulton County Express

Thanks to the Fulton County Express for covering our History Happy Hour event last night! And many thanks to our friends at Stump City Brewing LLC for hosting!

The Fulton County Express - newspaper of the Fulton County Region and your best source for local news and information.

Congratulations to all of the prize winners in the Hand in Glove art contest! Thank you for participating!
06/07/2019

Congratulations to all of the prize winners in the Hand in Glove art contest! Thank you for participating!

05/07/2019
Year of the Glove

Year of the Glove

Join the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts for a workshop to create your own Rustic Leather Journal! The workshop is scheduled with instructor Brenda Dwyer on Thurs., May 30th from 6-8pm. Cost is $25 pre-registration or $35 at the door. Participants will assemble journal pages, select a choice of leather, cut the cover, and stitch everything together. Contact the Paul Nigra Center for more information: pncreativeartscenter.org.

05/01/2019
Year of the Glove

Year of the Glove

Join the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts for a workshop to create your own Rustic Leather Journal! The workshop is scheduled with instructor Brenda Dwyer on Thurs., May 30th from 6-8pm. Cost is $25 pre-registration or $35 at the door. Participants will assemble journal pages, select a choice of leather, cut the cover, and stitch everything together. Contact the Paul Nigra Center for more information: pncreativeartscenter.org.

Year of the Glove
05/01/2019

Year of the Glove

Make sure you get out to see the Schine on Spring Exhibit at the Schine Memorial Hall, LLC this month to see some beautiful art like this gorgeous tree - decorated with several hundred hand-made leather flowers!

04/30/2019

Join the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts for a workshop to create your own Rustic Leather Journal! The workshop is scheduled with instructor Brenda Dwyer on Thurs., May 30th from 6-8pm. Cost is $25 pre-registration or $35 at the door. Participants will assemble journal pages, select a choice of leather, cut the cover, and stitch everything together. Contact the Paul Nigra Center for more information: pncreativeartscenter.org.

Make sure you get out to see the Schine on Spring Exhibit at the Schine Memorial Hall, LLC this month to see some beauti...
04/09/2019

Make sure you get out to see the Schine on Spring Exhibit at the Schine Memorial Hall, LLC this month to see some beautiful art like this gorgeous tree - decorated with several hundred hand-made leather flowers!

04/03/2019

The next event we have going on is:
April 4, 6, 7 and April 12, 13, 14 and April 26, 27, 28

Schine Gallery - 40 N Main St. Gloversville
“Schine on Spring Quilt Show”
will feature an exhibit on Artful Leather curated by Patsy Suydam

Please be sure to get out and see this wonderful exhibit.

NYS Archivist Tom Ruller giving opening remarks to over 75(!) people at the Fulton County Historical Society and Museum ...
03/28/2019

NYS Archivist Tom Ruller giving opening remarks to over 75(!) people at the Fulton County Historical Society and Museum as part of our kick-off event to the Year of the Glove!

Who doesn’t like a little lace?  This piece is absolutely beautiful.  Come out to see the art and hear from Thomas Rulle...
03/27/2019

Who doesn’t like a little lace?

This piece is absolutely beautiful.

Come out to see the art and hear from Thomas Ruller, NYS Archivist and Fulton County native, grab a beer from Stump City Brewing LLC and taste an array of cheese from Palatine Cheese.

Tomorrow, March 28th, 6:30 pm.

Don’t miss out!!!  Thursday is our kick off event.
03/26/2019
Fulton County Historian

Don’t miss out!!! Thursday is our kick off event.

Thanks to The Leader-Herald Online for helping to promote the Year of the Glove!

Just a few more days.  The exhibit is almost complete.  Lots of work going on behind the scenes.  Please remember to res...
03/23/2019

Just a few more days. The exhibit is almost complete. Lots of work going on behind the scenes. Please remember to respond to our event.

Here’s another sneak peak.

Can you imagine what the rest of this piece looks like?  Stop in to Fulton County Museum March 28th at and you won’t hav...
03/21/2019

Can you imagine what the rest of this piece looks like? Stop in to Fulton County Museum March 28th at and you won’t have to wonder anymore. #yearoftheglove

Here is a sneak peak of one of the interesting art pieces you will see on March 28th.
03/19/2019

Here is a sneak peak of one of the interesting art pieces you will see on March 28th.

01/19/2019

Are you part of a community organization in Fulton county and want to put on a program of your own to celebrate the year of the glove? Message us for ideas or to add your event to our list.

01/19/2019
The Art Has Arrived!

Here is a video of us receiving the art pieces from Perth Scotland.

Be sure to join us at the museum on March 28th, to mingle with your neighbors, enjoy a local brew, view the art and our glove exhibit. Stay tuned for more details.

https://youtu.be/8o3JEuIsZRU

Members of the Fulton County Museum and the Fulton County Historian in Gloversville, NY opening the box of art shipped from Perth, Scotland.

Year of the Glove
01/19/2019

Year of the Glove

01/19/2019

Thank you everyone for accepting our invitation. Please share our page. This year is going to be full of events celebrating Fulton County history and heritage and you can keep track of what’s going on right here.

Stay tuned for more information and updates on our wonderful programs.

Year of the Glove's cover photo
01/17/2019

Year of the Glove's cover photo

Year of the Glove
01/17/2019

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YEAR OF THE GLOVE KICK OFF EVENT

Thurs March 28th 6:30PM Fulton County Museum


  • “Homage to the Leather Industry” - Fulton County as a Tanning & Glove Making Center.

  • Guest speaker - Tom Ruller - Fulton County native & NYS Archivist

  • Opening Ceremony: Art exhibit honoring Perth Scotland’s heritage as a glove center.

  • On loan through September from students of Perth Academy, Perth Scotland

  • Refreshments - locally sourced beer, cider & cheese
  • April 4, 6, 7 and April 12, 13, 14 and April 26, 27, 28


  • Schine Gallery - 40 N Main St. Gloversville “Schine on Spring Quilt Show” will feature an exhibit on Artful Leather curated by Patsy Suydam
  • May 1 – June 28 Viewing of Student Hand In Glove Art & Essay Exhibit at Fulton Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Rotunda Gallery


  • Chaired by Patsy Suydam with grant assistance from Argersinger Foundation

  • Fri May 3 Grand Opening FC Student Art & Essay Exhibit Juried Competition
  • Fri June 7th FM Chamber Rotunda Gallery Awards Night for the Fulton County Middle School & HS Art & Essay Competition


  • Host - Mark Kilmer, President Fulton Montgomery Chamber of Commerce
  • Tues July 9th 5:30PM at the FMCC Allen House


  • “Gloves & Tanning: A Retrospective View of the Industry & Its People”

  • Using video and sound, Professor Zahavi will explore the history of the business that made up the county’s glove industry in the 20th century

  • Dr. Gerald Zahavi– Professor of History, University at Albany, SUNY
  • Thurs July 25 from 5 to 7 PM Samantha Hall-Saladino, Emcee


  • Stump City Brewing Company Hosts “History Happy Hour” - 521 W Fulton St. Ext, Gloversville

  • Trivia Competition Questions relate to glove & tanning industries.
  • Sat October 19th 2:00 PM at the FMCC Auditorium Dr Gerald Zahavi, SUNYA


  • “Radical union activism in the Fulton tanneries of the 1930s”

  • Dr. Gerald Zahavi– Professor of History, University at Albany, SUNY
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