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Plants and Herbs: Historic Remedies
July 13-14, 2013, from 10 am–5 pm

Discover the plants and herbs that keep our animals and ourselves happy and healthy at The Farmers’ Museum on Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14. During Plants and Herbs: Historic Remedies Weekend, learn about patent medicines and ingredients to make home remedies, take a workshop on medicinal vinegar or tea, and tour the herb garden with our expert.

Roll up your sleeves and make your own herbal sachet, or perhaps grind herbs to be used to prepare medicine. In the blacksmith shop, watch laboratory equipment take shape.  Life in 1845 continues throughout the museum’s historic village and farmstead. Don’t miss the Empire State Carousel, the museum you can ride, and the Children’s Barnyard with its baby sheep, goats, and other animals.

Plants and Herbs: Historic Remedies Weekend is a way to experience history first-hand at the museum, bringing the past to life and enriching our lives today. The weekend is sponsored by Cooperstown Natural Foods and NBT Bank.

All Step Back in Time Weekends are held at the museum from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Entry is included in the 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 2013, active-duty military and up to five family members are free, through the Blue Star Museum program.

Publication Date: 
July 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: