See Central New York’s finest area volunteer fire companies and their trucks, pumpers and hose reels at The Farmers’ Museum. Cheer on our firefighters as they march down Main Street in Cooperstown in the National Baseball Hall of Fame Classic parade. While at the museum, take part in an old-fashioned bucket brigade, meet the folks from Safe Kids Otsego County and learn about fire safety. Be sure to read all about the Great Fire of Cooperstown and see how burn salve was made at Dr. Thrall's Pharmacy. Don’t miss the display of the museum’s collection of fire-fighting equipment.
All Step Back in Time Weekends are held at the museum from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Entry is included in museum admission: Adults and juniors (13-64): $12.00; seniors (65+): $10.50; youth (7-12): $6.00; children (6 and under): Free. NYSHA members are always admitted free, as are active-duty and retired career military. Through Labor Day 2012, active-duty military and up to five family members are free, through the Blue Star Museum program.
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.