Publication Date: 
October 2014

Thanksgiving at the Farm

November 28-29, 2014, from 10:00 am–4:00 pm
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (10/30/2014) — Discover how rural New Yorkers celebrated Thanksgiving in the 1840s when The Farmers' Museum re-opens its doors on the Friday and Saturday following the holiday: November 28 and 29 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Farmers' Museum is the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday.
You will see traditional Thanksgiving foods prepared over the open hearth at the rustic Lippitt Farmhouse. Look in on the heritage-breed turkeys and take part as they are herded across the tavern green. Participate in chores on the farm and admire Red and Rusty, our team of oxen in training.
Ride the Empire State Carousel, or just enjoy a peaceful walk around the museum's historic village. You can also learn about unusual 19th-century digestive medicines as they are created at Dr. Thrall's Pharmacy. The blacksmith and printer will be practicing their trades too, just as they did in the 1840s.  
Beautiful holiday items and greeting cards are in stock at The Farmers' Museum Store. Intriguing items based on the history and culture of New York and rural America. Visit a special section that supports small New York State businesses. At Todd’s General Store,  find items from our region’s past that you can’t find anywhere else, many made here at the museum!
Stop by the Crossroads Café, located next to Bump Tavern, for fresh homemade soups and chili, hot drinks, and freshly baked goodies.
Admission for the museum and its special Thanksgiving event: $12 adults (13-64), $10.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), children 6 and younger and members of the New York State Historical Association admitted free.  
Press Release Contact: 
Todd Kenyon, Director of Marketing
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail:
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