The Pioneer Society

Members of The Pioneer Society support The Farmers’ Museum at the highest level. Their gifts are instrumental in supporting our beloved museum.

Jane Forbes Clark
Robert and Nellie Gipson

$10,000 – $24,999
Mr. and Mrs. Gates Helms Hawn
Dr. and Mrs. William W. LeCates

$5,000 – $9,999
Mr. Matthew Sohns and Ms. Mary-Margaret Robbins

$2,500 – $4,999
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Guenther
Dr. and Mrs. Lewis L. Hamilton
Mr. James W. Higley
Allison and W. Keyes Hill-Edgar
Mr. Tom Morgan and Ms. Erna Morgan McReynolds
Ms. Corrine M. Plummer
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis A. Tallman
Mr. and Mrs. Byron F. Thomas, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Thompson
Mr. Frank Tosto

$1,000 to $2,499
Ms. Kathy Allen and Ms. Barby Allen
Mr. Lou Allstadt and Ms. Melinda Hardin
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Altherr
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Blum
Mr. Henry S.F. Cooper, Jr.*
Dr. Paul S. and Anna T. D’Ambrosio
Mrs. Karen M. Elting
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Franck
Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Glazer
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Gotwald
Mr. Louis Busch Hager, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Haggerty
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Heinrich
Mr. and Mrs. Philip R. Holz
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce R. Johnson
Honorable and Mrs. M. Langhorne Keith
Mrs. Suzanne Kingsley
The Lachance Family
Mr. Thomas Lagan and Ms. Ginna Roeding
Mr. and Mrs. William Lewis
Dr. Bertine McKenna and Mr. Patrick McKenna
Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Moffat
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin S. Moore
Mr. Jeffrey T. More and Ms. Helen Quick
Ms. Esther Nelson and Mr. Bernd Ulken
Dr. and Mrs. Randy Parkhurst
Dr. and Mrs. Earle N. Peterson
Ms. Ellen Poulette and Mr. David Poulette
Mrs. Fran Raeder
Mr. and Mrs. James Richardson
Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Richman
Mr. John Sanford and Mrs. Ellen H. Sanford
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Schlather
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Schuermann
Mr. Edward Smith
Mr. and Mrs. H. William Smith, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Stack
Dr. and Mrs. William Streck
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. Thaw
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman B. Townsend
Mrs. Rose C. Wadsworth
Mr. and Mrs. William Waller
Mrs. Marguerite R. Webster and Mr. Royce Webster
Dr. and Mrs. Henry F.C. Weil
Dr. Renee Wellenstein and Dr. Komron Ostovar


Corporate, Foundation and Government Support

The organizations and corporations that give to The Farmers’ Museum provide critical support to our living history museum. Their contributions help us bring history to life on a daily basis for our visitors.

The Clark Foundation
The Tianaderrah Foundation

$10,000 – $49,999
C.J. Heilig Foundation, Inc.
Gates Helms Hawn Foundation
New York State Council on the Arts
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Roxbury Central School

$5,000 – $9,999
Bank of Cooperstown

$1,000 – $4,999
Alice Busch Gronewaldt Foundation
Chobani, Inc.
Community Bank, NA
Cooperstown Natural Foods
CNY Fresh
Eggleston Foundation
G & T Farm
Haggerty Ace Hardware
The Lagan Family Foundation
The Morgan McReynolds Group at Morgan Stanley
Museum Association of New York
New York Community Trust
New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway
Opportunities for Otsego, Inc.
Smith Ford Cooperstown, Inc.
SUNY Cobleskill
Tallman Enterprises

Brandow’s Feed  ‘N Seed, Inc.
Brandow’s IBA, Inc.
Bruce Hall Home Center
Cazenovia Equipment Company
Cobleskill Agway
Cooperstown Rotary Club
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Farm Credit East, ACA
Gold Star Feed and Grain, LLC
Land O’Lakes/Purina
Lutz Feed Company
Jason McCoy Inc.
OHM Holstein Club
Organic Valley
The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Otsego Land Trust
Paperkite Creative Communications
Stamford Farmers’ Cooperative
SYSCO Food Service

Individual Donors

We are grateful for individual donors who support our mission of preserving our rural heritage. Gifts of all sizes make an important impact at The Farmers’ Museum. We thank the following donors for their support.

$250 – $999
Mrs. Karen Crissman and Mr. Randy Crissman
Mr. Theodore Feury and Mrs. Dianne Feury
Ms. Elaine Grudzinski
Ms. Leanna Jensen
Dr. Bertine McKenna and Mr. Patrick McKenna

$100 – $249
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bantham, Jr.
David and Michele Clutter
Mr. Waynne B. Dunbar and Mr. Pete Dunbar
Dr. and Mrs. August Leinhart
Ms. Gail R. Marentette
Mr. J. Ramsey Martin
Christina and Brian Milliman
Ms. Mary B. Remensynder
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rossman
Mr. Nicholas Russell

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Hart
Ms. Danielle Henrici and Mr. Michael Henrici
Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Martin
Mr. John A. More
Mr. Richard J. Redmond
Mr. and Mrs. H Donald Scott
Ms. Eleanor Summerhill and Mr. Joseph O’Hearn
Ms. Rebecca Wells
Mr. Kevin Wray

In Honor/In Memoriam

Donors have generously supported The Farmers’ Museum as a way to honor or remember those who are important to them. We are grateful for their thoughtful gifts.

Gifts in honor of:
Mary Alexander                 Ms. Mary B. Remensynder
Bunny Hamilton                Ms. Gail R. Marentette
Erin Richardson                 Mr. and Mrs. Randy Crissman

Gifts in memory of:
Clayton H. Bantham        Mr. and Mrs. C.H.Bantham
Esther Dornburgh            Ms. Leanna Jensen
Gary Dunbar                      Mr. Waynne B. Dunbar and Mr. Pete Dunbar
Gary Dunbar                      Mr. J. Ramsey Martin
Gary Dunbar                      Mr. and Mrs. H. Donald Scott
Susan Kidder Hand          David and Michele Clutter
Dasa L. Redmond             Mr. Richard J. Redmond
Howard Curry Ainslie      The Ainslie Family

Volunteers – 100+ Hours

The museum relies on essential volunteers to assist us on a daily basis and at our large special events. Thank you to all of our volunteers! We appreciate your time, dedication and hard work. A special thank you to the volunteers listed below who each gave over 100 hours of their time in 2015:

Barbara Chamberlain
Steve Davis
Steve Dillon
Eileen Elliott
Howard Elliott
Michael Henrici
Nick Lomangino
Austin McCaslin-Doyle
Chuck Newman
Nancy Pfau
Gail Rogers
Donald Raddatz
Paul Trotta
Jake Wansor
Deni Wicks
Mary Zaengle

The Farmers’ Museum Total Volunteer Hours for 2015 – 3,293