The 2017 season kicks off on April 1 and promises special programming and thought-provoking exhibitions related to New York State agriculture and history. Programming will include the 70th Annual Junior Livestock Show, Harvest Festival, Thanksgiving at the Farm, Tractor Fest, Candlelight Evening and the Step Back in Time weekends, among others. The museum’s Dramatic Interpretation troupe, The Templeton Players, will present short plays and vignettes on historical events, characters, and folklore, bringing a new energy and content to the visitor experience. Take a spin on The Farmers’ Museum’s Empire State Carousel which, since its arrival on our campus, has served as a destination for children and families from far and wide. Lastly, many of our interpreters will have new hands-on activities for adults and children alike on a daily basis, and we will host periodic workshops focusing on traditional crafts.
We will have two new exciting exhibitions in the Main Barn from 2017-2018. GROW: An Exhibit to Get You Gardening will present advice on how to begin your first garden, practices to maintain your garden, and will explore the nutritional, physical and mental benefits of gardening. A Life on the Land: Photographs from the Plowline Collection will showcase photographs from The Farmers’ Museum’s Plowline Collection celebrating the people and places that helped shape New York State’s agriculture.
In 2017, we have a very exciting schedule planned for The Farmers’ Museum, so please make a point to visit us in Cooperstown this year.
For more information on upcoming programming, please visit: http://www.farmersmuseum.org/calendar