The Pioneer Society

Members of The Pioneer Society support The Farmers’ Museum at the highest level. Their gifts are instrumental in contributing to our beloved museum.

Jane Forbes Clark
Robert and Nellie Gipson
Mr. and Mrs. Gates Helms Hawn
Dr. and Mrs. William W. LeCates

$10,000 – $24,999
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Guenther

$5,000 – $9,999
Mr. Matthew Sohns and Ms. Mary-Margaret Robbins

$2,500 – $4,999
Mrs. Margaret Bliss
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Blum
Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Glazer
Mr. Louis Busch Hager, Jr.
Allison and W. Keyes Hill-Edgar
Mr. Tom Morgan and Ms. Erna J. Morgan McReynolds
Ms. Esther Nelson and Mr. Bernd Ulken
Mrs. Nancy Tallman
Mr. and Mrs. Byron F. Thomas, Jr.
Mr. Frank Tosto

$1,000 to $2,499
Ms. Kathy Allen and Ms. Barby Allen
Mr. Lou Allstadt and Ms. Melinda Hardin
Dr. Paul S. and Anna T. D’Ambrosio
Mr. Thomas Edwards
Mrs. Karen M. Elting
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Franck
Mr. William C. Green and Ms. Susan Green
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Haggerty
Dr. and Mrs. Lewis L. Hamilton
Mrs. Melissa Hancock and Mr. Jonathan Schau
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Heinrich
Mr. and Mrs. Philip R. Holz
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce R. Johnson
Honorable and Mrs. M. Langhorne Keith
Ms. Michelle Kennedy and Dr. Nicholas Hellenthal
Mrs. Suzanne Kingsley
The Lachance Family
Mr. Thomas Lagan and Ms. Kristen Bellois
Mr. and Mrs. William Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Moffat
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin S. Moore
Mr. Jeffery T. More and Ms. Helen Quick
Mr. David T. Orthwein
Ms. Lydia Palmer and Ms. Marguerite Webster
Ms. Corinne M. Plummer
Dr. Jeffrey Pressman and Dr. Nancy Kollisch
Mrs. Fran Raeder
Karine M. Rich and Stephanie Stringer
Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Richman
Mr. and Mrs. John Sanford
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Schlather
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Schuermann
Ms. Karen Shafer
Mrs. Patricia M. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Stack
Dr. William and Karen Streck
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman B. Townsend
Mrs. Rose C. Wadsworth
Henry and Rebecca Weil
Dr. Renee Wellenstein and Dr. Komron Ostovar



Corporate, Foundation and Government Support

The organizations and corporations that give to The Farmers’ Museum provide critical support to our living history museum. Their contributions help us bring history to life on a daily basis for our visitors.

The Clark Foundation
Fernleigh Foundation
New York State’s Empire State Development and the I Love NY Division of Tourism
The Tianaderrah Foundation

$25,000 – $49,999
C.J. Heilig Foundation, Inc.
Morris Central School
National Philanthropic Trust
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

$1,000 – $9,999
Alice Busch Gronewaldt Foundation
Allstadt Hardin Foundation
Bank of Cooperstown
Chobani, Inc.
Community Bank, NA
Eggleston Foundation
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Haggerty Ace Hardware
Malesardi Family Foundation
New York Community Trust
NYCM Insurance
Opportunities for Otsego, Inc.
Otsego County Government
Schwab Charitable
Strategic Financial Services
Tom Morgan & Erna McReynolds Charitable Foundation

Abrams & McKeever LLC Certified Public Accountants
Beekman 1802 LLC
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
Brandow’s Feed ‘N Seed Inc.
Cazenovia Equipment Company
Claynote Enterprises
Cobleskill Agway
Cooperative Extension Association
Cooperstown Natural Foods
Cooperstown Rotary Club
Farm Credit East, ACA
Fenimore Asset Management, Inc.
The Friends of Bassett
Gold Star Feed and Grain, LLC
Lutz Feed Company
OHM Holstein Club
Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative
Patricia M. & H. William Smith Jr. Foundation
Stamford Farmers’ Cooperative
SUNY Cobleskill

Thank you also for the support of…
Brewery Ommegang
Bruce Hall Home Center
Cathedral Candle Company
Clinton Tractor & Implement Co.
Cooperstown Brewing Company
Council Rock Brewery
Dyn’s Cider Mill
Five Star Subaru of Oneonta
Hager Hops, Louis B. Hager, III
Hessian Hill Farm
Middlefield Orchard
Muddy River Hops Company
Nasco Farm and Ranch
Northern Eagle Beverages, Inc.
Northern Eagle Hop Pelletizing Co.
Northway Brewing Company
The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Otsego County Maple Producers
Purple Summer Soaps
Red Shed Brewery
Rentals to Go
Stewart’s Shops
Sysco Food Services
Tallman Enterprises


Individual Donors

We are grateful for individual donors who support our mission of preserving our rural heritage. Gifts of all sizes make an important impact at The Farmers’ Museum. We thank the following donors for their support.

$250 – $999
Mr. Stephen M. Cadwalader
Mr. Peyton Franklin Carter III
Mr. Gary Cassinelli and Mr. Nick Preston
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Church
Dawn L. Geider
Mrs. Veronica Gil Seaver
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Horvath
Dr. and Mrs. August Leinhart
Tim and Alison Lord
Joseph and Martha Membrino
Mr. Robert Nelson and Mr. Van B. Ramsey
Dr. and Mrs. Randy Parkhurst
James and Stephanie Patrick
Jacqueline Perez and Neeraj Kochhar
Mr. Roland Sanchez and Ms. Mary Gadomski
Ms. Cozata Solloway and Mr. Michael Shipman
Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Talevi
Mr. Martin Tillapaugh and Ms. Meg Tillapaugh
Dr. and Mrs. Todd Wetzel

$100 – $249
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bantham, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Barry
Mr. and Mrs. David Bliss
Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Booth, Jr.
Steve Chuhta and Suzanne Fariello
Mr. and Mrs. Galen Criqui
Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Dillingham
Mr. Anthony W. George and Ms. Susan M. Walsh
Mrs. Martha S. Grossi
Dr. Margaret M. Healy
Mr. Christopher P. Hulse and Mrs. Jennifer Hulse
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Jakubowicz
Mr. Kent Jones and Mrs. Bonnie McGuire Jones
Dr. Eric Mooney and Dr. Lisa Mooney
Mrs. Inky Nielsen
Ms. Mary Ann Oliver
Dr. and Mrs. Donald A. Raddatz
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Scurry
Ms. Christine Van Deusen
Mrs. Linda Wilcox and Mr. James Johnson


Mr. Richard Aborn
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm K. Beyer, Jr.
Ms. Sonja Boehner
Ronna Bryant
Mr. and Mrs. John Clark
Janice Corkin Rudolf and John Emery
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Dutcher
Ms. Dawn Franits
Ms. Barbara Gibbs
Mr. and Mrs. William Goertemoeller
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Harrington
Ms. Danielle Henrici and Mr. Michael Henrici
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Homburger
Dr. William Johnson and Dr. Lisa Johnson
Mr. Robert Kent
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Kersman
Ms. Arlene P. Knapp
Sabrina Lawrence
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lesniak
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew R. Marietta
Brother Roman Morris
Mrs. Alice A. Mosher
Ms. Paula H. Newman
Mr. and Mrs. Don Oberriter
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Opalka
Dr. Preston E. Pierce
Mr. and Mrs. William K. Potter
Mr. and Mrs. James Rice
Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Robinson
Prof. William Ryall
Mrs. Donna Sawyer and Mr. Larry Sawyer
Mr. Roland E. Schauer
Sara Scheeren
Mr. Jeffery Schonberg
Lisa Schweinfurth and Christopher Shawn
Ms. Linda Smith
Mr. Martin Smith
Ms. Isabella Stone
Judith A. Talbot and Mary D’Arcangelis
Harmon and Cheryl TenWolde
Ms. Catherine Tuttle
Mr. Lester Tyler and Ms. Pam Woodrow
Ms. MacKenzie L. Waro
Mrs. Lynn Weddington Tucker
Dr. Jeanne Westcott
Mr. Donald E. Wivell and Mrs. Samantha Porter-Wivell


In Honor/In Memoriam

Donors have generously supported The Farmers’ Museum as a way to honor or remember those who are important to them. We are grateful for their thoughtful gifts.

Gifts in honor of:

Gary Aney                                Mr. and Mrs. William Goertemoeller

Gifts in memory of:

Clayton Bantham                   Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bantham, Jr.
Gary S. Dunbar                       Mr. Anthony W. George and Ms. Susan M. Walsh
Lyn W. Edinger                        Ms. Corinne M. Plummer
J. Arthur Gast                           Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Harrington
Blake Hayes                             Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Glazer
Sean Johnson                          Ms. Dawn Franits
Frederick K. Knapp                 Ms. Arlene P. Knapp
Dr. Daniel Nielsen                  Mrs. Inky Nielsen
Dennis Tallman                      Abrams & McKeever LLC Certified Public Accountants
Dennis Tallman                      Anonymous
Dennis Tallman                      Mr. and Mrs. David Bliss
Dennis Tallman                      The Friends of Bassett
Dennis Tallman                      Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Homburger
Dennis Tallman                      Dr. Eric Mooney and Dr. Lisa Mooney
Dennis Tallman                      Mrs. Veronica Gil Seaver
Dennis Tallman                      Mr. Matthew Sohns and Ms. Mary-Margaret Robbins
Dennis Tallman                      Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Stack
Dennis Tallman                       Judith A. Talbot and Mary D’Arcangelis
Dennis Tallman                      Tenafly Smith School Staff


Volunteers – 100+ Hours

The museum relies on essential volunteers to assist us on a daily basis and at our large special events. Thank you to all of our volunteers! We appreciate your time, dedication and hard work. A special thank you to the volunteers listed below who each gave over 100 hours of their time in 2018:

Crystal Castle
Robert Cerny
Barbara Chamberlain
Steve Davis
Travis Edgington
Dianne Feury
Timothy Gibson
Lauren Jones
Quinn Lytel
Chuck Newman
Paul Spaulding
Paul Trotta
Deni Wicks