Six Nights of Ghost Tours in October at The Farmers’ Museum

Start date: October 28, 2022
End date: October 29, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: 5775 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: The Farmers' Museum
Phone: 607-547-1450
Farmers Museum

Things That Go Bump in the Night - Ghost Tours at The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, NY

(6 nights) October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29–with six tours each night beginning at 5:30pm. Tickets $17.50 members / $20 non-members. Reservations are required.

Recommended for ages 10 and up as this tour may be too intense for small children. 

Tickets available on Eventbrite.com. Tickets available at the door on the day of the event.

Cooperstown, New York — During the most haunting time of the year, dare to experience Things That Go Bump in the Night Ghost Tours at The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown on Friday and Saturday evenings: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Join an eerie lantern-lit tour of the shadowy museum grounds. Hear your guide recount the many mysteries and ghostly happenings that have occurred in the 19th-century historic village, as in the tale of a young ghost who roams the rooms of Bump Tavern or the mysterious early morning strikes on the anvil in the Blacksmith Shop. During each tour, be prepared to hold your breath as Michael Henrici brings Edgar Allan Poe’s classic “The Tell-Tale Heart” to life. Tours run every half-hour from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The event is inspired by Louis C. Jones's classic collection of folk tales, Things That Go Bump in the Night, a timeless record of haunted history and restless spirits in New York State.

Ghost tours are held six nights only: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Tours last one hour, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and running every half-hour through 8:00 p.m. Cost: $17.50 members / $20 non-members. Reservations are required. Tickets available through Eventbrite.com. Recommended for ages 10 and up as this tour may be too intense for small children. Younger children should take the earliest tour if possible. A family may reserve one of our limited time slots. If your family group numbers more than fourteen, please call (607) 547-1456 for booking guidance. The tour moves over uneven ground in the dark. Visitors with potential mobility issues should contact (607) 547-1456 or email d.anderson@farmersmuseum.org in advance to insure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation and Otsego County Government. The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, N.Y., 13326. For more information, visit FarmersMuseum.org.

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.

FarmersMuseum.org

Six Nights of Ghost Tours in October at The Farmers’ Museum

Start date: October 21, 2022
End date: October 22, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: 5775 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: The Farmers' Museum
Phone: 607-547-1450
Farmers Museum

Things That Go Bump in the Night - Ghost Tours at The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, NY

(6 nights) October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29–with six tours each night beginning at 5:30pm. Tickets $17.50 members / $20 non-members. Reservations are required.

Recommended for ages 10 and up as this tour may be too intense for small children. 

Tickets available on Eventbrite.com. Tickets available at the door on the day of the event.

Cooperstown, New York — During the most haunting time of the year, dare to experience Things That Go Bump in the Night Ghost Tours at The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown on Friday and Saturday evenings: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Join an eerie lantern-lit tour of the shadowy museum grounds. Hear your guide recount the many mysteries and ghostly happenings that have occurred in the 19th-century historic village, as in the tale of a young ghost who roams the rooms of Bump Tavern or the mysterious early morning strikes on the anvil in the Blacksmith Shop. During each tour, be prepared to hold your breath as Michael Henrici brings Edgar Allan Poe’s classic “The Tell-Tale Heart” to life. Tours run every half-hour from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The event is inspired by Louis C. Jones's classic collection of folk tales, Things That Go Bump in the Night, a timeless record of haunted history and restless spirits in New York State.

Ghost tours are held six nights only: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Tours last one hour, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and running every half-hour through 8:00 p.m. Cost: $17.50 members / $20 non-members. Reservations are required. Tickets available through Eventbrite.com. Recommended for ages 10 and up as this tour may be too intense for small children. Younger children should take the earliest tour if possible. A family may reserve one of our limited time slots. If your family group numbers more than fourteen, please call (607) 547-1456 for booking guidance. The tour moves over uneven ground in the dark. Visitors with potential mobility issues should contact (607) 547-1456 or email d.anderson@farmersmuseum.org in advance to insure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation and Otsego County Government. The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, N.Y., 13326. For more information, visit FarmersMuseum.org.

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.

FarmersMuseum.org

Six Nights of Ghost Tours in October at The Farmers’ Museum

Start date: October 14, 2022
End date: October 15, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: 5775 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: The Farmers' Museum
Phone: 607-547-1450
Farmers Museum

Things That Go Bump in the Night - Ghost Tours at The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, NY

(6 nights) October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29–with six tours each night beginning at 5:30pm. Tickets $17.50 members / $20 non-members. Reservations are required.

Recommended for ages 10 and up as this tour may be too intense for small children. 

Tickets available on Eventbrite.com. Tickets available at the door on the day of the event.

Cooperstown, New York — During the most haunting time of the year, dare to experience Things That Go Bump in the Night Ghost Tours at The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown on Friday and Saturday evenings: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Join an eerie lantern-lit tour of the shadowy museum grounds. Hear your guide recount the many mysteries and ghostly happenings that have occurred in the 19th-century historic village, as in the tale of a young ghost who roams the rooms of Bump Tavern or the mysterious early morning strikes on the anvil in the Blacksmith Shop. During each tour, be prepared to hold your breath as Michael Henrici brings Edgar Allan Poe’s classic “The Tell-Tale Heart” to life. Tours run every half-hour from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The event is inspired by Louis C. Jones's classic collection of folk tales, Things That Go Bump in the Night, a timeless record of haunted history and restless spirits in New York State.

Ghost tours are held six nights only: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Tours last one hour, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and running every half-hour through 8:00 p.m. Cost: $17.50 members / $20 non-members. Reservations are required. Tickets available through Eventbrite.com. Recommended for ages 10 and up as this tour may be too intense for small children. Younger children should take the earliest tour if possible. A family may reserve one of our limited time slots. If your family group numbers more than fourteen, please call (607) 547-1456 for booking guidance. The tour moves over uneven ground in the dark. Visitors with potential mobility issues should contact (607) 547-1456 or email d.anderson@farmersmuseum.org in advance to insure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation and Otsego County Government. The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, N.Y., 13326. For more information, visit FarmersMuseum.org.

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.

FarmersMuseum.org

Blacksmith Weekend Returns to The Farmers’ Museum October 1 & 2

Start date: October 1, 2022
End date: October 2, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 5775 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: The Farmers' Museum
Phone: 607-547-1450
Farmers Museum

Saturday and Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2022 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, NY

$15 adults (13-64), $12.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), and FREE for kids 6 and under, museum members, and those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. (Go to farmersmuseum.org/free to see all options.) 

Tickets available at the door on the day of the event.

Cooperstown, New York — Blacksmith Weekend returns to The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Hear the bellows blow and see hot iron worked by hammer. Visitors will find demonstrations of traditional tool and hardware making plus related hands-on activities throughout the museum both days. Blacksmiths working on a number of forges will show the versatility of the blacksmith’s craft. Learn tips and secrets of the trade from knowledgeable staff and visiting blacksmiths.

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.

Entry to the event is included with museum 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. Find out about all of the museum’s free admission offers at FarmersMuseum.org/free.

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. 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 othersas 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.

FarmersMuseum.org

The Farmers’ Museum Presents a Weekend Celebrating Fiber Arts

Start date: September 24, 2022
End date: September 25, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 5775 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: The Farmers' Museum
Phone: 607-547-1450
Farmers Museum

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 othersas 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.

FarmersMuseum.org

Harvest Festival Returns to The Farmers’ Museum’s Fall Lineup

Start date: September 17, 2022
End date: September 18, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 5775 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: The Farmers' Museum
Phone: 607-547-1450
Farmers Museum

Saturday and Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2022 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This family-favorite event is back after a two-year hiatus.

Saturday and Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2022 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, NY

$15 adults (13-64), $12.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), and FREE for kids 6 and under, museum members, and those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. (Go to farmersmuseum.org/free to see all options.) 

Tickets available at the door on the day of the event.

Cooperstown, New York — Celebrate the bounty of fall as Harvest Festival returns to The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, taking place Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Since 1978, this family-friendly event has grown to become a regional favorite, bringing together a wide variety of performers, artisans, and vendors.  Situated on the museum’s picturesque grounds near Otsego Lake, it offers the perfect blend of new attractions and trusted favorites. Visit FarmersMuseum.org for a complete schedule.

Find two days of live performances. Hear music by folk singer and songwriter Kevin McKrell both days. The museum's Templeton Players will be on stage with two performances: Petticoat Perfidy (Saturday) and Cox & Box (Sunday)–both guaranteed to captivate audiences of all ages. Edelweiss Schuhplattlers of the Utica Maennerchor will perform traditional Austrian or German folk dances. Bill Ackerbauer, an acoustic guitarist who dabbles in harmonica, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and other instruments, will perform his family program on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (See website for full schedule).

There is an abundance of activities for families and kids at Harvest Fest. The Catskill Puppet Theater will hold a performance on Sunday. At the Crafts Table, kids can make corn husk dolls, paper strip pumpkins, and autumn greeting cards. There will also be face painting, scavenger hunts, and a children’s hay bale maze. Outdoor games include cornhole, nine pins, and some traditional 19th-century games. Ride the Empire State Carousel. At the Farmstead, find cider pressing, corn shelling and grinding, and as well as horse-drawn wagon rides. In the blacksmith shop, kids can discover how metal is shaped by hammering molding clay which has the feel of hammering hot steel. Have the family sit for an authentic tintype photograph on Saturday and Sunday at the Herkimer Kitchen in the Country Village (11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. each day, weather permitting).

The ongoing traditions of Harvest Festival contribute to its charm. Musicians Jim Kimball and Karen Canning perform nineteenth-century tunes on the porch at Bump Tavern. Mr. Kimball has added to the festival’s ambiance since the late 1970s.

Animals always take the spotlight at Harvest Festival. Aside from our beautiful farm animals, Hinman Hollow Sport Training will dazzle you with their canine agility and obedience demonstrations.

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.

If you like historical trades, you won’t be disappointed. Many artisans show off their skills each year. Get hands-on with rope making, coopering, and see spinning and fiber art demonstrations.  You’ll also find a dulcimer maker, quilters, a jeweler, woodworkers, a china painter, bakers, maple producers, artists, and potters featuring many unique items from the region. 

Harvest Festival gives visitors the opportunity to join in and assist our interpreters with common activities from the 19th century such as the harvesting of potatoes. There are interesting happenings in each building in the Country Village including the Blacksmith Shop, the Print Shop, and the Farmhouse.

An abundance of delicious foods from the season’s harvest awaits festival-goers including the mouthwatering roasted corn from Our Green Acres, sausage from Beckmann’s, and great Greek cuisine from The Grapevine. You will also find homemade pies and fresh baked goods from the Pomona Grange (Saturday only).

Get a head start on your holiday shopping with some new and unique gifts for everyone in the family at Todd’s General Store and The Farmers’ Museum Store.

One-day entry to Harvest Festival: $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. Free museum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.

Harvest Festival is sponsored in part by Five Star Subaru.

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 during Harvest Festival. See Fenimore’s new fall exhibitions featuring The Art of Observation: The Best of Photographer Elliott Erwitt, and othersas 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.

For an up-to-date schedule and other information, please visit FarmersMuseum.org. The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, N.Y., 13326.

The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 Route 80 in Cooperstown. Visit FarmersMuseum.org for more information.