Press Release Category: 
Program and Event Press Releases

Independence Day Celebration
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown marks Independence Day on July 4 with the sounds of 1776. Hear the muskets blast with our Militia Muster and hear history happen with a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the historic village green at 1:00 pm.  Enjoy traditional 19th century music performed by Katie Boardman throughout the day.

Ongoing demonstrations include blacksmithing, printing, open hearth cooking, and more.  As always, you can visit the Cardiff Giant, ride the Empire State Carousel, and visit the baby animals at the Children’s Barnyard.  Special highlight activities take place at select times.  Visit for more information.

The museum is open July 4 and every day from 10 am – 5 pm. 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 2013, active-duty military and up to five family members are admitted free, through the Blue Star Museum program.

Publication Date: 
June 2013
Press Release Contact: 

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