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Publication Date: 
January 2009
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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.— learn to appreciate the art forms of another century by taking part in a special three-day craft making experience entitled Family Folk Art Workshop.   The workshop will take place February 17th, 18th, and 19th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day in the Louis C. Jones Center at The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

Family Folk Art Workshop offers a unique opportunity to spend time with children and grandchildren.  Encourage artistic exploration into 19th-century folk art and crafts such as reverse painting on glass, creating round bottom baskets, quilling, making yarn dolls and more.  Express yourself and produce works-of-art to take home and display.

All activities will be led by museum educators.  Some activities will take place within the Fenimore Art Museum.

Workshop cost:  Members of the New York State Historical Association: Children 9-12: $25; Adults: $75.  Non-members: Children 9-12: $30; Adults: $85. Reservations are required; please call 607-547-1481.


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, a late- nineteenth-century Country Fair featuring 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.

The Farmers’ Museum is located on 5775 State Hwy. 80, Lake Road, in Cooperstown, NY. Museum admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for visitors age 65 and over, and $5 for children age 7 to 12; children 6 and under and members are admitted free. From April 1 through May 14 and October 9 through October 31, admission prices are reduced to $9 for adults, $8 for seniors age 65 and over, and $4 for children age 7 to 12. Reduced price combination admission tickets that include the Fenimore Art Museum and The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are also available. For museum hours or general information, please call 1-888-547-1450 or visit


For more information or images, please contact:
Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: