The Farmers’ Museum invites you to Thanksgiving at The Farm

Start date: November 25, 2022
End date: November 26, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 5775 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: The Farmers' Museum
Phone: 607-547-1450
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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

Four live performances of Charles Dickens' classic “A Christmas Carol”

Performances of “A Christmas Carol” at The Farmers’ Museum

Date: December 17, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: 5775 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: The Farmers' Museum
Phone: 607-547-1450
December | Farmers Museum

Saturday, December 17 • 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

Tickets go on sale November 12: $18 adults (13-64); $16 seniors (65+) and museum members; $10 juniors (7-12); children 6 and under are free.  Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite.com

Cooperstown, New York — The Farmers’ Museum announces the return of its annual live performances of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic “A Christmas Carol” on Friday, December 16 (7:00 p.m.), Saturday, December 17 (3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.), and Sunday, December 18 (3:00 p.m.) in the museum’s Louis C. Jones Center. Rediscover the fabled tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man who devoted his life to money and business until three spirits arrive to show him the error of his ways. The production embodies the joy of the season and is a perfect way to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. “A Christmas Carol” is directed by and stars Michael Henrici as Ebenezer Scrooge and is supported by a wonderful cast of local actors.

A total of four performances will be presented. Tickets go on sale November 12. Order tickets online at Eventbrite.com or purchase your tickets at the door on the evening of the performance (availability not guaranteed). Tickets: $18 adults (13-64); $16 seniors (65+) and museum members; $10 juniors (7-12); children 6 and under are free. Accessible seating areas are also available at the front of the auditorium for those with mobility needs. Concessions will be available. Performances run just under two hours, including a brief intermission. If you have questions, please call (607) 547-1453.

Sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation and Hughson & Benson Associates.

For more information, visit FarmersMuseum.org. The Farmers' Museum is located at 5775 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY

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

Four live performances of Charles Dickens' classic “A Christmas Carol”

Performances of “A Christmas Carol” at The Farmers’ Museum

Date: December 18, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: 5775 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: The Farmers' Museum
Phone: 607-547-1450
December | Farmers Museum

Sunday, December 18 • 3:00 p.m.

Tickets go on sale November 12: $18 adults (13-64); $16 seniors (65+) and museum members; $10 juniors (7-12); children 6 and under are free.  Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite.com

Cooperstown, New York — The Farmers’ Museum announces the return of its annual live performances of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic “A Christmas Carol” on Friday, December 16 (7:00 p.m.), Saturday, December 17 (3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.), and Sunday, December 18 (3:00 p.m.) in the museum’s Louis C. Jones Center. Rediscover the fabled tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man who devoted his life to money and business until three spirits arrive to show him the error of his ways. The production embodies the joy of the season and is a perfect way to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. “A Christmas Carol” is directed by and stars Michael Henrici as Ebenezer Scrooge and is supported by a wonderful cast of local actors.

A total of four performances will be presented. Tickets go on sale November 12. Order tickets online at Eventbrite.com or purchase your tickets at the door on the evening of the performance (availability not guaranteed). Tickets: $18 adults (13-64); $16 seniors (65+) and museum members; $10 juniors (7-12); children 6 and under are free. Accessible seating areas are also available at the front of the auditorium for those with mobility needs. Concessions will be available. Performances run just under two hours, including a brief intermission. If you have questions, please call (607) 547-1453.

Sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation and Hughson & Benson Associates.

For more information, visit FarmersMuseum.org. The Farmers' Museum is located at 5775 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY

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

Four live performances of Charles Dickens' classic “A Christmas Carol”

Performances of “A Christmas Carol” at The Farmers’ Museum

Date: December 16, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 5775 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: The Farmers' Museum
Phone: 607-547-1450
December | Farmers Museum

Friday, December 16 • 7:00 p.m. 

Tickets go on sale November 12: $18 adults (13-64); $16 seniors (65+) and museum members; $10 juniors (7-12); children 6 and under are free.  Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite.com

Cooperstown, New York — The Farmers’ Museum announces the return of its annual live performances of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic “A Christmas Carol” on Friday, December 16 (7:00 p.m.), Saturday, December 17 (3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.), and Sunday, December 18 (3:00 p.m.) in the museum’s Louis C. Jones Center. Rediscover the fabled tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man who devoted his life to money and business until three spirits arrive to show him the error of his ways. The production embodies the joy of the season and is a perfect way to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. “A Christmas Carol” is directed by and stars Michael Henrici as Ebenezer Scrooge and is supported by a wonderful cast of local actors.

A total of four performances will be presented. Tickets go on sale November 12. Order tickets online at Eventbrite.com or purchase your tickets at the door on the evening of the performance (availability not guaranteed). Tickets: $18 adults (13-64); $16 seniors (65+) and museum members; $10 juniors (7-12); children 6 and under are free. Accessible seating areas are also available at the front of the auditorium for those with mobility needs. Concessions will be available. Performances run just under two hours, including a brief intermission. If you have questions, please call (607) 547-1453.

Sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation and Hughson & Benson Associates.

For more information, visit FarmersMuseum.org. The Farmers' Museum is located at 5775 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY

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

Tractor Fest Returns to The Farmers’ Museum

Start date: October 8, 2022
End date: October 9, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 5775 STATE HIGHWAY 80 (P.O.BOX 800) COOPERSTOWN, NY 13326
Organizer: The Farmers' Museum
Phone: 607-547-1450
Farmers Museum

Antique Tractors and More as Tractor Fest Returns to The Farmers’ Museum October 8–9

Tractor Fest • Saturday-Sunday, October 8–9, 2022 • 10:00 am–5:00 pm • The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, NY

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—Learn about the world of tractors and everything they powered on New York State farms at The Farmers’ Museum’s annual Tractor Fest, taking place on Saturday and Sunday, October 8–9, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  See classic tractors, small engines, and other machinery - illustrating the growth of farming technology. 

Over 60 classic tractors will line up for this year’s event representing several manufacturers including Farmall, Ford, Case, Oliver, Moline, and John Deere.

Several local tractor clubs will take part in this year’s event. On Sunday, see tractors parade throughout the museum grounds and both days find tractors at work in the fields.  Take a wagon ride around the museum grounds–pulled by a tractor (see website for times).  Watch demonstrations of a corn cutter and check out a display of large and small hit-and-miss engines.

Tractor Fest is a great weekend destination for families with many activities for children planned. During the event, life in 1845 continues throughout the museum’s historic village and farmstead. Don’t miss the Empire State Carousel, the museum you can ride. Watch expert craftspeople in the Blacksmith Shop, pharmacy, and the other historic buildings.

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.

Tractor Fest is sponsored in part by Five Star Subaru. 

The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, N.Y., 13326. Visit FarmersMuseum.org for more information.

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 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 | October

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 | October

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.

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