Herbal Medicine Workshops in June at The Farmers’ Museum
Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25 • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at the Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown. Advance registration required
Cooperstown, New York — Join the knowledgeable staff at The Farmers’ Museum for two workshops during Herbal Remedies Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25. The workshops give participants a hands-on experience learning traditional nineteenth-century medicinal practices.
Balms and Salves Workshop
Saturday, June 24. 1:00 p.m-4:00 p.m.
Learn how to make your own tinctures, extracts, balms, salves, and rubs. Make your own to take home. Stock your medicine cabinet with a variety of homemade remedies for everyday ailments – bruises, cuts, burns or sore muscles – all made from natural ingredients! Learn about the properties of plants, from the backyard as well as from the spice rack, and how to make tinctures, extracts, balms, salves, and rubs, then make your own to take home. It’s a cheap, natural, and fun alternative to a trip to the pharmacy.
Class Fee: Members: $70 / Non-members $80. Lunch will be provided. Requires advance registration, limited to 8 participants, recommended for ages 14 and older. Please bring an apron or wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty. Closed-toe shoes are required.
Backyard Weeds Workshop
Sunday, June 25, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Learn how what many consider weeds have medical, culinary, cosmetic, and household uses. After a weed walk make and sample herbal creations. This program explores the many uses of plants that most of us refer to as weeds. Burdock, dandelion, sumac, and plantain are just a few of the plants that will be explored. While participants learn about the history of these plants they will also discover the medical, culinary, cosmetic and household uses. Participants will go on a weed walk around the museum grounds while learning how to identify and gather plant material. The walk will be followed by a workshop making and taste-testing samples of teas and herbal treats produced from these plants. Recipes and other handouts will be given to workshop participants.
Class Fee: Members: $55 / Non-members $65. Lunch will be provided. Requires advance registration, limited to 8 participants, recommended for ages 14 and older. Please bring an apron or wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty. Closed-toe shoes are required.
All workshops require advance registration. For workshop more information and to register, visit FarmersMuseum.org. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Workshops are held at The Farmers’ Museum located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, New York.
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.