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Enjoy an Evening at the Tavern, a unique dining experience featuring a four-course candlelit meal, period music and games, and old-fashioned hospitality in The Farmers’ Museum’s historic Bump Tavern. The menu is designed and based on foods that were served in rural 19th-century New York taverns.  This special event is held twice this fall: Saturday, October 13, and Saturday, November 3, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The fee is $55 for members of the New York State Historical Association members and $60 for non-members.  For registration and additional information please call 607-547-1452.  Find more information at

Bump Tavern is located within the quaint, Historic Village of The Farmers’ Museum.  It was built by Jehiel Tuttle in the late 1790s in the village of Ashland, Greene County, New York. Strategically located on the Catskill and Windham Turnpike, the resting spot served cattle drovers and other travelers passing through the area. The tavern was purchased in 1842 by Ephraim Bump.  The Tavern was moved to Cooperstown in 1952, where it became part of the Museum’s collection.



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, 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.

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September 2012
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Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
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