Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 2019. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown marks Independence Day with the sights and sounds of the mid-1800s. Hear the muskets blast with our militia muster and hear history happen. Hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the historic village green. There will also be traditional music during the day and food will be available.
You'll find traditional games on the Bump Tavern Green, get your picture taken with a historic tintype photograph, ride the Empire State Carousel, and much more.
Have you ever wanted your own tintype portrait?! We'll have tintype photographer at our Independence Day Celebration! Historic clothing will be available for visitors to wear if they wish.
Authentic wet plate tintype portraits will be available (weather dependent) for visitors throughout the day (break from noon-1 p.m.). Wet plate photography was the most common photographic process used during the mid-1800s!
A portrait on an approx. 4”x5” plate (up to 5 people in a single group) is $30. Visitors pay at Todd’s General Store and return with receipt to pick up their plate. Limited spaces available. Customers can sign up at the event for a time slot (15-minute intervals).
Independence Day Celebration is included with regular paid admission. $12 adults (13-64), $10.50 seniors (65+), $6 juniors (7-12), children 6 and younger and members are free.