Press Release Contact: 
Todd Kenyon, Marketing and Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum / The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail:
COOPERSTOWN, NY — October 16, 2014 — In four workshops geared to the holidays, create one-of-a-kind gifts: Bake breads, cakes, and 19th-century holiday treats. Create a hand-sewn bandbox. Set type, ink, and print custom holiday greeting cards! Create bottles of lavender and rose water. On Saturday, November 15, resident experts  at The Farmers' Museum offer a unique opportunity to learn a new skill or create special gifts. Make a lasting memory by sharing the experience with a friend or child; children ages 12 and older are welcome to register when accompanied by an adult.
Printing Holiday Cards: Experience a day at work with a 19th-century printer. Set type, ink, and print your very own custom cards! Learn the basics of 19th-century printing while using our historic presses to create unique holiday greetings. 
Crafting a Bandbox: Hand-sewn bandboxes make wonderful gifts or keepsakes for protecting and storing treasured items. Create your own bandbox by shaping and stitching pasteboard around a wooden frame. Finish the box by covering it with eye-catching reproduction historic wallpaper. 
Baking: Learn the art of baking in a brick bake oven and in a bake kettle, or Dutch oven during this hands-on experience in the historic More House. You help prepare (and then taste) breads, cakes, and some 19th-century holiday treats during this unique experience. 
Creating Food Essences and Fragrant Waters: Create your own bottles of lavender and rose water to take home or give away. Learn about historic tinctures and how to make the hot sauce and vanilla extract we sell at Todd’s General Store.
Workshops are held at The Farmers’ Museum on November 15. Each of the four workshops lasts from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, with a half-hour lunch break. Registration is required; call 607-547-1461. Cost: $75 or $70 for members of the New York State Historical Association. The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Press Release Category: 
Program and Event Press Releases
Publication Date: 
October 2014