The Pioneer Society and Individual Donors

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


Miss. Jane Forbes Clark
Robert and Nellie Gibson
Dr. and Mrs. William W. LeCates 



Mr. Gary Cassinelli and Mr. Nick Preston 
Mr. Matthew Sohns and Ms. Mary-Margaret Robbins
Mr. and Mrs. Byron F. Thomas, Jr. 


Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Blum
Dr. Paul S. and Anna T. D’Ambrosio
Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Glazer
Mr. and Mrs. 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
Ms. Jacqueline Perez and Mr. Neeraj Kochhar 
Dr. Brent Ridge and Mr. Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Mr. Frank Tosto 


Ms. Kathy Allen and Ms. Barby Allen
Mr. Lou Allstadt and Ms. Melinda Hardin
Mr. Thomas Edwards
Mrs. Karen M. Elting
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Franck
Mr. William C. Green and Ms. Susan Strandberg Green
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Guenther
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Haggerty
Dr. and Mrs. Lewis L. Hamilton
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 Mr. 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. Richard C. More and Mrs. Catherine J. More
Mr. Jeffery T. More and Ms. Helen Quick 
Mr. David T. Orthwein
Ms. Lydia Palmer and Ms. Marguerite Webster
Ms. Corrine M. Plummer
Dr. Jeffrey Pressman and Dr. Nancy Kollisch
Mrs. Fran Raeder
Mr. and Mrs. David Schaefer
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 


Mr. David Beightol and Mrs. Ann Beightol 
Kathryn Doughty and Jon Robertson 
Mr. Arnold Drogen 
Mr. Anthony W. George and Ms. Susan M. Walsh 
Dr. Michael Hodgman and Ms. Meg Kiernan 
Mr. Tim Lord and Mrs. Alison Lord 
Dr. Michael Lotze and Dr. Joan H. Harvey 
Mr. Robert Nelson and Mr. Van B. Ramsey 
Mr. John Ryland and Ms. Karen Craig Ryland 
Lisa Schweinfurth and Christopher Shawn  


Samuel Badalian 
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bantham, Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Barry 
Miss Amy Bliss 
Dr. Leslie Breiten and Mr. Thomas Breiten 
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Campbell 
Mr. Peyton F. Carter and Martha Cousins 
Steve Chuhta and Suzanne Fariello 
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Church 
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Clinton 
Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Dillingham 
Ms. Margaret Donahue 
Mr. Theodore Feury and Mrs. Dianne Feury 
Christine Franklin 
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Grady 
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Harris 
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Horvath 
Mr. Christopher P. Hulse and Mrs. Jennifer Hulse 
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Kenyon 
Dr. Chris L. Kjolhede and Dr. Celeste Johns 
Dr. Bruce Kramer and Dr. Laura Kilty 
Dr. and Mrs. August Leinhart 
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew McAvoy 
Joseph and Martha Membrino 
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Miosek 
Ms. Mary Ann Oliver 
Mr. Nicholas Russell 
Mr. Roland Sanchez and Ms. Mary Gadomski 
Ms. Cozata Solloway and Mr. Michael Shipman 
Ms. Catherine Tuttle 
Mr. and Mrs. Clay Wilcox 
Ms. Susan T. Witt  

Gifts to $99  

Mr. Richard Aborn 
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm K. Beyer, Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. David Bliss 
Ms. Sonja Boehner 
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Brown 
Mr. and Mrs. John Clark 
Irving and Olivia Day 
Mr. Michael Distolle 
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Dutcher 
Barbara Fischer 
Mrs. Mary Friedlander 
Ms. Frances Gailey and Ms. Nancy Snyder 
Ms. Kristin Bayer and Dr. Steven Garabedian 
Mr. and Mrs. William Goertemoeller 
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Hanna 
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Hart 
Dr. Margaret M. Healy 
Mr. Andrew Herkovic and Ms. Kathy Hudson 
Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Hogan, Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Homburger 
Dr. William Johnson and Dr. Lisa Johnson 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Kersman 
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lesniak 
Ashley McFarland 
Ms. Patricia Miele 
Mr. Robert Montecalvo 
Mr. John A. More 
Mrs. Alice A. Mosher 
Andrew Robert Moynihan 
Ms. Paula H. Newman 
Mrs. Inga-Britt Nielsen 
Ms. Anne O’Connell 
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Opalka 
Dr. Preston E. Pierce 
Dr. and Mrs. Donald A. Raddatz 
Mr. and Mrs. James Rice 
Rory Ritts 
Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Robinson 
Anne Rogan 
Chris Rossi 
Prof. William Ryall 
Mr. Jeffery Schonberg 
Ms. Linda Smith 
Ms. Jeanette Spaulding and Mr. Kevin Spaulding 
Mr. Martin Tillapaugh and Ms. Meg Tillapaugh 
Douglas S. Walters 
Ms. MacKenzie L. Waro 
Mr. David A. Werner and Mrs. Linda Werner
Mr. Richard Wicks 
Mr. Donald E. Wivell and Mrs. Samantha Porter-Wivell 
Mr. Robert H. Yunich and Mrs. Joanne J. Yunich 
Dr. Jerel Zoltick and Dr. Amy Zoltick 


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.


C.J. Heilig Foundation, Inc.
The Clark Foundation
CROP Creating Rural Opportunities Partnership
Fernleigh Foundation
Five Star Subaru of Oneonta
J.P. Morgan Charitable – The Mary Ellen and Gates Hawn Anniversary Fund
New York State Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
New York State’s Empire State Development and the I Love NY Division of Tourism
The Tianaderrah Foundation 


Alice Busch Gronewaldt Foundation
Bank of Cooperstown 


Chobani, LLC
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Malesardi Family Foundation
NYCM Insurance
Rentals to Go 


A.Lindsay & Olive B. O’Connor Foundation
Allstadt Hardin Foundation
Clinton Tractor & Implement Co.
Community Bank, NA
Eggleston Foundation
Haggerty Ace Hardware
New York Community Trust – Moore Family Fund
Opportunities for Otsego, Inc.
Otsego County Government
Otsego County Maple Producers
The Robinson Broadhurst Foundation, Inc.
Strategic Financial Services
Patricia M. & H. William Smith Jr. Foundation  

Up to $999 

Beekman 1802 LLC
Brandow’s Feed N Seed, Inc.
Brewery Ommegang
Bruce Hall Home Center
Cathedral Candle Company
Cazenovia Equipment Company
Cobleskill Agway
Cooperative Extension Association
Cooperstown Brewing Company
Cooperstown Rotary Club
Cooperstown Natural Foods
Council Rock Brewery
Dyn’s Cider Mill
Farm Credit East, ACA
Gold Star Feed and Grain, Inc.
Hessian Hill Farm
Lutz Feed Company
Nasco Farm and Ranch
OHM Holstein Club
Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative
The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Purple Summer Soaps
Red Shed Brewery
Stamford Farmers’ Cooperative
Stewart’s Shops
Sunny Acres
SUNY Cobleskill
Sysco Food Services


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:

Mary E. (Betty) DeLong                Anonymous Donor 
Gates Helms Hawn                       Fernleigh Foundation 
Meg Preston                                  Mr. and Mrs. William Goertemoeller  

Gifts in memory of:

Howard Curry Ainslie                  Cooperative Extension Association 
Clayton H. Bantham                    Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bantham, Jr. 
Mary S. DeLorme                        Christine Franklin 
Gary S. Dunbar                            Mr. Anthony W. George and Ms. Susan M. Walsh 
Jennifer Huntington                   Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Homburger 
Daniel Nielsen                             Mrs. Inga-Britt Nielsen
Marilyn Ryall                               Prof. William Ryall 


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 2019:

Chuck Newman
Dianne Feury
Deni Wicks
Karen Nowak
Martha Membrino
Paul Trotta
Steve Davis
Timothy Gibson