An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 26, 2022
Thanksgiving at The Farm
Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 25-26)
There is no charge for admission, but please consider a donation which will benefit The Farmers’ Museum’s Education Programs.
The Farmers’ Museum is the perfect setting to spend time with family and friends over the long holiday weekend. Take a stroll through the 19th-century country village and you’ll find blacksmiths forging cooking utensils throughout the day at the Blacksmith Shop. Be sure to visit the Printer to see historic recipes being produced using a period printing press. Stop by the Lippitt Farmhouse to learn about traditional cooking methods and recipes. Watch interpreters at the Pharmacy in the museum’s country village preparing medications from a bygone era that help aid digestion–something you might find handy after a filling Thanksgiving meal!
Onondaga, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) scholar and storyteller Perry Ground presents a family-friendly history of Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective on Saturday, November 26 from 2:00–3:30 p.m. Perry’s warm, engaging talk, Re-Thinking Thanksgiving: A Native American Perspective on an American Holiday, will include images and historical information. While the content of this presentation will best be understood by those ages 10 and older, Perry’s interactive style and memorable presence makes him a favorite for all ages. A corn-husk doll craft making activity will follow the presentation. The program takes place in the Louis C. Jones Center.
Bring the entire family! Kids can catch a glimpse of the heritage-breed turkeys and visit the farm animals. They’ll also find activities and crafts. And if they’re still hungry, the Crossroads Café will be open each day.
Get a jump on your holiday shopping with one-of-a-kind items at The Farmers’ Museum Store and Todd’s General Store. Find interesting merchandise based on the history and culture of New York and rural America. Starting Friday, November 25, the store will be open daily for holiday shopping from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. through December 24.
Double your fun with a visit to Fenimore Art Museum – just across the road – with several exhibitions on view, including the popular The Art of Observation: The Best of Photographer Elliott Erwitt, all on view through December 31.