Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY

The Farmers’ Museum Presents a Live Zoom Talk Featuring Master Artisans Roy Underhill and Peter Ross

Roy Underhill is best known as the creator and host of the PBS series The Woodwright’s Shop

A Live Zoom Conversation with Two Master Artisans – Roy Underhill and Peter Ross

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 • 7:00 PM EST

Free • Registration is required; visit

Cooperstown, New York — The Farmers’ Museum presents a live Zoom conversation with well-known master artisans Roy Underhill and Peter Ross on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. EST. Participants will enjoy a lively discussion followed by questions and answers with the audience.

Roy Underhill is best known as the creator and host of the PBS series The Woodwright’s Shop, one of the longest running programs in the history of television. He is the author of seven books on traditional woodcraft as well as “Khruschev’s Shoe” which explores the application of intelligence theory to informal education. While working in television, Roy also served as Master HouseWright for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, where he and his crew recreated the work of 18th century carpenters and joiners. Dedicated to historically informed woodworking, Roy now runs The Woodwright’s School in North Carolina and carries his axe wherever he goes.

Peter Ross is a nationally recognized artisan blacksmith and whitesmith. His interest in historic ironwork is based on an era and culture in which “handmade” was the primary method of production. After 23 years as master of the blacksmith shop at Colonial Williamsburg, he moved to rural North Carolina and now operates his own shop. Peter specializes in museum-quality reproductions of hardware and furnishings for historic houses, working mainly with the hand-tool methods used in pre-industrial England and America.

Registration is required; please visit to register. There is no charge for these programs, but please consider a donation of $10.00 or more to help us continue to provide similar programs in the future.  For more information, please visit

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.