The Farmers' Museum

The Cardiff Giant wears a party hat
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A birthday party was held on Wednesday for one of America’s greatest hoaxes. The Cardiff Giant, a 10-and-a-half foot so-called petrified man, was uncovered in 1869. And he is still marveled at by the public today.

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival began with three events in 1999, and since then has offered the region more than 100 performances, from classical to contemporary, jazz to bluegrass, cabaret to kids’ concerts.

The festival will present a concert each Sunday this month and Artistic Director Linda Chesis joins us with a preview.