Sunset on the Farm Photography Excursions

Visit the Historic Village of The Farmers’ Museum while the site is closed to visitors and take photographs during the beautiful ‘golden hour’ of the day just before sunset! Photographer and museum staff member Kevin Gray will walk you through the museum grounds, stopping at photogenic areas and providing helpful pointers on composition, light and […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Heritage Plant Sale

For over two decades, gardeners in Central New York have relied on the Heritage Plant Sale at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown for hardy, distinctive plants. Gardeners can get an organic jump-start on their vegetable gardens with seedlings of heirloom varieties grown with organic soil and fertilizer. Over 500 plants will be available. This annual event takes place outside the […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Heritage Plant Sale

For over two decades, gardeners in Central New York have relied on the Heritage Plant Sale at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown for hardy, distinctive plants. Gardeners can get an organic jump-start on their vegetable gardens with seedlings of heirloom varieties grown with organic soil and fertilizer. Over 500 plants will be available. This annual event takes place outside the […]

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Preschool Tuesdays

In this weekly, structured learning environment tailored to 3–4-year-old children, our youngest guests will develop a sense of identity, place, and community as they explore The Farmers’ Museum guided by a museum educator. Engaging games, songs, dances, and craft activities will help strengthen gross and fine motor skills. Emphasis will be placed on developing the […]

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Herbal Remedies Weekend

Visit The Farmers’ Museum to see the various way plants were used as medicine in the mid 19th century. Watch the blacksmith create lab equipment used in the distillation of medical extracts. See medical broadsides and pamphlets handset and printed on our vintage presses. Show and discuss simple home remedies every farm family was well […]

Balms and Salves Workshop

Stock your medicine cabinet with a variety of homemade remedies for everyday ailments – bruises, cuts, burns or sore muscles – all made from natural ingredients! Learn about the properties of plants, from the backyard as well as from the spice rack, and how to make tinctures, extracts, balms, salves, and rubs, then make your […]

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Herbal Remedies Weekend

Visit The Farmers’ Museum to see the various way plants were used as medicine in the mid 19th century. Watch the blacksmith create lab equipment used in the distillation of medical extracts. See medical broadsides and pamphlets handset and printed on our vintage presses. Show and discuss simple home remedies every farm family was well […]

Backyard Weeds Workshop

This program explores the many uses of plants that most of us refer to as weeds. Burdock, dandelion, sumac, and plantain are just a few of the plants that will be explored. While participants learn about the history of these plants they will also discover the medical, culinary, cosmetic and household uses. Participants will go […]

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Preschool Tuesdays

In this weekly, structured learning environment tailored to 3–4-year-old children, our youngest guests will develop a sense of identity, place, and community as they explore The Farmers’ Museum guided by a museum educator. Engaging games, songs, dances, and craft activities will help strengthen gross and fine motor skills. Emphasis will be placed on developing the […]

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Preschool Tuesdays

In this weekly, structured learning environment tailored to 3–4-year-old children, our youngest guests will develop a sense of identity, place, and community as they explore The Farmers’ Museum guided by a museum educator. Engaging games, songs, dances, and craft activities will help strengthen gross and fine motor skills. Emphasis will be placed on developing the […]

Independence Day Celebration

Starting at noon, watch as Michael Henrici delivers the Declaration of Independence on the Bump Tavern Green and take part in the 13 celebratory toasts as our Founding Fathers did, with lemonade provided by the Crossroads Café. Sit for a traditional tintype portrait outside the Herkimer Kitchen–something you can’t do with your smartphone (throughout the day, weather permitting, […]

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Family Farm Fun!

A fun weekly gathering at The Farmers’ Museum designed for families with children.  Each week, a variety of new games, craft activities, and lessons will be introduced, with elementary academic content best suited for children ages 4 – 10.  Build lasting friendships and rediscover the simple pleasures of traditional New York lifeways through the summer months at […]

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