The Farmers' Museum kicks off its 75th season on March 31, 2018 and promises special programming and thought-provoking exhibitions related to New York State agriculture and history. Programming includes the 71st Annual Junior Livestock Show, Hopsego, Harvest Festival, Thanksgiving at the Farm, Tractor Fest, and Candlelight Evening, among others. The museum’s Dramatic Interpretation troupe, The Templeton Players, 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 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 have two exciting exhibitions in our Main Barn–which incidentally turns 100 this year. GROW: An Exhibit to Get You Gardening presents practical advice on how to begin your first garden, practices to maintain your garden, and will explore the nutritional, physical and mental benefits of gardening. Barns: Cathedrals of the Countryside explores local dairy barns as rural icons through images and artifacts. The exhibit also celebrates the centennial of our elaborate Main Barn once known as the "Cow Palace."
In 2018, 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