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Program and Event Press Releases
Publication Date: 
July 2009
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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.— The Otschodela Council BSA Troop 1254, Venture Crew 101, The New York State Historical Association and The Farmers’ Museum are pleased to invite Scouts, Scouters and their families to the Cooperstown Invitational Camporee 2009 which will take place at Iroquois Farm on River Road in Cooperstown from Friday, August 21 through Sunday, August 23.

The weekend will include activities such as camping at historic Iroquois Farm; campfires and a gateway competition
; passes to The Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers’ Museum and The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
; tours of Native American interpretive sites; 19th-Century “mustering”
; town ball by the lake; basket weaving and flint napping.

A cost of $12 per participant will cover the camp fee, entrance fee, admission to all 3 museums, and a commemorative scout patch.  (1 adult is admitted free with every 10 paid scouts). Restrooms, firewood, and water will be located on site.   

Space may be limited.  For additional information or to make a reservation, please contact
Karen Wyckoff at 607-547-1410 or e-mail

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, 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 11 and October 13 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: