Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of Fame to be visited by President Obama

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Updated: 5/22 6:43 am
COOPERSTOWN N.Y. – Discussing tourism and how it can lead to good paying jobs, President Obama will be visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown Thursday morning.

President Obama is the first sitting President to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame, which will be celebrating its 75th anniversary next month.

The Cooperstown locals are ready for his arrival. Store fronts are plastered with President Obama’s picture and American flags.

The president will be touring and delivering remarks inside the Hall of Fame and Museum, discussing his administration's new travel and tourism agenda.

Air Force One will be landing at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York around 2:30 Thursday afternoon. He will then make his way to Cooperstown and be departing New York for Chicago around 5 o'clock.

There is no word if Governor Cuomo will be making an appearance. The President’s visit goes hand in hand with Cuomo's initiatives to promote tourism throughout New York State.

The Baseball Hall of Fame will be closed Thursday as a security measures.

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upstater64 - 5/22/2014 9:35 AM
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tho supporting tourism, this venue is closed today.
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