Farmers' Museum

Workshop: Balms & Salves

Workshop: Balms & Salves
Saturday, March 24, 2018 • 10:00–2:00 pm

Stock your medicine cabinet with a variety of home-made remedies for everyday ailments – bruises, cuts, burns or sore muscles – all made from natural products! Learn about the properties of plants, from the back yard as well as from the spice rack, and how to make tinctures, extracts, balms, salves and rubs, then make your own to take home. It’s a cheap, natural and fun alternative to a trip to the pharmacy!

Location: Creamery Classroom


The New York State Historical Association, its showcase Fenimore Art Museum and our affiliate, The Farmers’ Museum, offer a wide range of career opportunities for persons with a variety of experiences, skills, and educational backgrounds. Working here is exciting, challenging and rewarding. 

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Book Signing

Holiday Book Signing
Friday, November 27 • 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Find the perfect, personalized gift during our annual book signing event featuring 11 local authors - and free hot drinks!

See chart below for book signing locations. Entrance will be free to museum shops for the book signing.

Fall Workshop - Printing Holiday Cards

Fall Workshops - Printing Holiday Cards
Saturday, November 7, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Seize this unique opportunity to learn a new skill and create something special this fall - take a workshop with one of our resident experts!

Printing Holiday Cards
Come to the Middlefield Print Shop for this new experience where you can set type, ink, and print your very own custom cards!
$75 / $70 members (includes materials)

Reservations are required, please call (607) 547-1461.


Accounting Manager

Full Time

The New York State Historical Association and The Farmers’ Museum have an opening for an Accounting Manager. This is a working manager position and is responsible for management and oversight of the accounting department in a busy and complex environment. The Accounting Manager provides support to management by delivering timely and accurate financial reports, providing financial analysis, preparing and monitoring the annual budgets and coordinating the annual audit.

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Community Day

Community Day
Sunday, September 27, 10am-5pm

Residents of Otsego County will be provided with complimentary admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum on Sunday, Sept. 27 as Cooperstown recalls a memorable 2015 and looks forward to another historic year in 2016.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 27, while the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum will each be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day.


Part Time

Reliable full and part-time daily cleaners needed to keep our offices and museum spaces in tip-top shape! High standards of professionalism and well developed customer service skills are a must at our first-class museums. Stand-out applicants work independently while sharing our strong commitment to a team environment . Must be able to work weekends, holidays and overtime when needed.

Food Service

Part Time

Attendants needed at our café located in our prestigious museum. Surrounded by breathtaking views, you will be prepping food and serving museum visitors in a progressive workplace. Top candidates bring with them strong interpersonal skills and a positive work ethic. Must be 18 years or older.