Pickup Trucks: Drive-in & Tailgate Party
June 15–16, from 10 am–5 pm
COOPERSTOWN, NY (06-06-2013) — Take part in a moving adventure at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, Saturday and Sunday, June 15–16 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Pickup Trucks: Drive-in & Tailgate Party, one of a series of “Step Back in Time” Weekends, is your opportunity to see a wide range of pickup trucks competing for prizes. Enjoy a barbecue, see our cute farm animals, and more, all on the beautiful grounds of the museum.
Enter your own truck in the competition. Prizes will be awarded in a number of categories. To enter a truck, call (607) 547-1423 or visit The Farmers' Museum website.
This weekend also celebrates the museum’s new exhibition The Pickup Truck: America’s Driving Force, which follows the route of the pickup truck from its very beginnings. Images of historical trucks from the museum’s photography collection illustrate its evolution.
A rarity on display is a 1907 Chase Model D “Open Express” Motor Truck, manufactured in Syracuse. Visitors will also a restored 1922 Ford Model TT, a 1925 Ford Model TT, and a 1937 Ford.
The museum store now carries durable wooden trucks that are tons of fun to piece together in different ways. Every piece is interchangeable: wheels, tires, roofs, bodies, front-ends, and passengers. Kids can rebuild the same truck over and over, or switch parts with another truck in the Automoblox line. Younger kids (ages 4 and up) will be able to master the pieces with practice and feel a sense of accomplishment.
All “Step Back in Time” Weekends are held at The Farmers’ Museum from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Entry is included with your paid museum admission: Adults and juniors (13-64): $12.00; seniors (65+): $10.50; youth (7-12): $6.00; children (6 and under): Free. NYSHA members are always admitted free, as are active-duty and retired career military.
The museum is located at 5785 State Highway 80 in Cooperstown, NY. Visit FarmersMuseum.org for more information on the weekend.
Todd Kenyon, Marketing and Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum / The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org