Friday and Saturday, November 25–26 • 10:00 am–4:00 pm at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY
No charge for admission, but please consider a donation. All donations benefit The Farmers' Museum's Education Programs. Registration is not required.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Visit The Farmers’ Museum on the Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving Day for Thanksgiving at The Farm, November 25-26 from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. There is no charge for admission, but please consider a donation which will benefit The Farmers' Museum's Education Programs.
The Farmers’ Museum is the perfect setting to spend time with family and friends over the long holiday weekend. Take a stroll through the museum’s 19th-century country village and you’ll find blacksmiths forging cooking utensils throughout the day at the Blacksmith Shop. Be sure to visit the Printer to see historic recipes being produced using a period printing press. Stop by the Lippitt Farmhouse to learn about traditional cooking methods and recipes. Watch interpreters at the Pharmacy in the museum’s country village preparing medications from a bygone era that help aid digestion–something you might find handy after a filling Thanksgiving meal!
On Saturday only (November 26 from 2:00–3:00 pm), join us as Onondaga, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) scholar and storyteller Perry Ground presents a family-friendly history of Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective.
Re-Thinking Thanksgiving: A Native American Perspective on an American Holiday is best suited for ages 10 and up. A corn-husk doll craft making activity will follow the presentation. Perry’s warm, engaging talk will include images and historical information. While the content of this presentation will best be understood by those ages 10 and older, Perry’s interactive style and memorable presence makes him a favorite for all ages. The program takes place during Thanksgiving at The Farm in the museum’s Louis C. Jones Center. Admission for this separate program is free.
Bring the entire family!
Kids can catch a glimpse of the heritage-breed turkeys and visit the farm animals. They’ll also find activities and crafts.And if they’re still hungry, the Crossroads Café will be open each day.
Get a jump on your holiday shopping with one-of-a-kind items at The Farmers' Museum Store and Todd’s General Store. Find interesting merchandise based on the history and culture of New York and rural America. Starting Friday, November 25, the store will be open daily for holiday shopping from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. through December 24.
Double your fun with a visit to Fenimore Art Museum – just across the road – with several exhibitions on view, including the popular The Art of Observation: The Best of Photographer Elliott Erwitt, all on view through December 31.
The Farmers' Museum is located at 5775 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY. 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