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Planting Days: A Spring Celebration
May 18–19, from 10 am–5 pm

See newborn animals on an historic farm and help plant heritage varieties of vegetables at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown on May 18-19! Planting Days: A Spring Celebration, first in a series of “Step Back in Time” Weekends, is your opportunity to celebrate spring as it was done in the 1840s.

See a variety of historic and modern spring activities, including making spring tonics and sheep shearing. Local environmental and gardening groups will share their knowledge with you and get you started by planting historic vegetable seeds in six-packs you can take home. You can find rare varieties of ornamental and medicinal plants at our annual heritage plant sale all weekend. Our Children’s Barnyard will showcase baby sheep, goats, and other animals. Step back to a time when agriculture and gardening was a way of life!

The museum’s store has many new gardening items, such as herb and flower kits perfect for gift giving. The latest gardening books are excellent resources for new gardening ventures. For children, seed kits and gardening books encourage them to explore and appreciate nature. Todd’s General Store features packets of heirloom varieties of flowers, herbs, and vegetables, as well as decorative gardening pots.

All “Step Back in Time” Weekends are held at The Farmers’ Museum from 10:00 am–5:00 pm. Entry is included with your paid 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. 

The museum is located at 5785 State Highway 80 in Cooperstown, NY. Visit for more information on the weekend.

Publication Date: 
May 2013
Press Release Contact: 

Todd Kenyon, Marketing and Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum / The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: