Herbal Remedies Weekend at The Farmers’ Museum

Herbal Remedies Weekend at The Farmers’ Museum


June 22, 2024 - June 23, 2024    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Farmers’ Museum
5775 State Highway 80 (Lake Road), Cooperstown, NY, 13326

Event Type

Discover How Plants Were Used as Medicine in the 19th Century at Herbal Remedies Weekend at The Farmers’ Museum

Saturday, June 22, event features herbalist and farmer, AC Stauble

Herbal Remedies Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, June 22–23, 2024 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, NY

COOPERSTOWN, NY — Learn the various ways plants were used as medicine and how they were produced in the mid 19th century during The Farmers’ Museum’s Herbal Remedies Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The event features herbalist and farmer, ACStauble, who leads a workshop sharing how she produces skin soothing herbal infused salves on Saturday (June 22) from 3:00-4:30pm. She will also offer an herbal extracts demo and sell her products on-site throughout the day.

At the Farmers’ Museum both days

Watch the blacksmith create lab equipment used in the distillation of medical extracts. Tour our medical specimen garden. See medical advertising printed on the museum’s vintage press. At the Lippitt Farmhouse, interpreters show and discuss simple home remedies that every farm family was well versed in producing. Explore the grounds with a Garden Tour or a Weed Walk. You’ll also find everything else that makes the museum a great day trip—the friendly farm animals, the Cardiff Giant, the Empire State Carousel, Todd’s General Store, and more! See a full schedule at FarmersMuseum.org.

Entry to Herbal Remedies Weekend is included with regular museum admission.

The Museum has teamed up with Museums for All, which provides those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits with free admission, for up to four people. Find more information at FarmersMuseum.org.

About AC Stauble

AC Stauble is an herb farmer, herbalist, product maker, educator and podcaster in South Edmeston, New York on traditional Oneida lands, where she grows hundreds of varieties of medicinal herbs, fruits, trees and fungi. Using her homegrown herbs, Stauble creates small batch, hand-made herbal remedies like skin soothing salve, muscle rub, tinctures, teas and more under the brand, Traveling Herb Farmer. She sells her wares at the Cooperstown Farmer’s Market and online at TravelingHerbFarmer.com.

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. Visit FarmersMuseum.org for more information.

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