The Farmers’ Museum Presents a Weekend Celebrating Fiber Arts
Discover weaving, spinning, quilts, and more! Saturday and Sunday, September 24 & 25, 2022 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Cooperstown, New York — Weaving and Fiber Arts Weekend returns to The Farmers’ Museum on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Visitors will find demonstrations, exhibits, sales, and hands-on activities of spinning, weaving, and quilting throughout the museum both days. Those participating in the weekend event include members from the Fenimore Quilt Club, Susquehanna Valley Quilters, The Golden Fleece Spinners’ Society, Butternut Valley Spinners, Cherry Valley Spinners and Fiber Artists, and many additional talented individuals. Some exhibitors will have items to sell—including chenille scarves, quilts, and other textile items. Our own museum interpreters will be demonstrating a variety of textile techniques, as well as providing hands-on activities for visitors. Todd’s General Store will have a variety of woven items available for sale that have been made by the museum’s textile interpreters. Visit FarmersMuseum.org for more information.
In the Main Barn, view the exhibit Growing Tomorrow’s Farmers which celebrates the role children played on family farms from the 19th century to the present. The exhibit features photographs of several families who live in the region.
Admission: $15 adults (13-64), $12.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), children 6 and younger and museum members are free. Purchase tickets at the museum on the day of the event. Freemuseum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.
Visit Fenimore Art Museum on the same day–located just across the street! Get two great museums for one low price when you purchase a two-way ticket for $25 or $22.50 seniors. Two-way tickets can be purchased at the admissions desk of either museum. See Fenimore’s new fall exhibitions featuring The Art of Observation: The Best of Photographer Elliott Erwitt, and others–as well as the Museum’s renowned collections. The museum and Fenimore Gift Shop are open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, N.Y., 13326.
About The Farmers’ Museum
As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, the Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.