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Sugaring Off Sundays

Enjoy a full pancake breakfast along with contemporary and historic maple sugaring demonstrations, activities for the kids, and much more.   Sundays: March 3, 10, 17, 24Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Activities: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Shops: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pricing:Adults/Teens (ages 13+): $15 / $14 membersKids (ages 6-12): $10 / $9 membersLil’ […]

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Sugaring Off Sundays

Enjoy a full pancake breakfast along with contemporary and historic maple sugaring demonstrations, activities for the kids, and much more.   Sundays: March 3, 10, 17, 24Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Activities: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Shops: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pricing:Adults/Teens (ages 13+): $15 / $14 membersKids (ages 6-12): $10 / $9 membersLil’ […]

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Sugaring Off Sundays

Enjoy a full pancake breakfast along with contemporary and historic maple sugaring demonstrations, activities for the kids, and much more.   Sundays: March 3, 10, 17, 24Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Activities: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Shops: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pricing:Adults/Teens (ages 13+): $15 / $14 membersKids (ages 6-12): $10 / $9 membersLil’ […]

Live Zoom: Roy Underhill and Peter Ross – A Conversation with Two Master Artisans

Register for our live Zoom conversation with two, well-known master artisans, Roy Underhill and Peter Ross. Participants will enjoy a lively discussion followed by questions and answers with the audience. Roy Underhill is best known as the creator and host of the PBS series The Woodwright’s Shop, one of the longest running programs in the […]

Workshop: Blacksmithing for Beginners

This is an introductory class geared toward people who are interested in beginning to learn about the art of blacksmithing. Participants will learn how to build and maintain a fire in the forge, heat metal, and practice hammer control while using the traditional tools and methods of a blacksmith. Each participant will build and take […]

Workshop: Baking at Lippitt Farmstead

Spend your day in the kitchen of the Lippitt Farm House learning how to bake traditional breads and cakes! Fire and bake in the brick bake oven, as well as a bake kettle, or Dutch oven. Share your delicious goods at the end of the session or take them home to impress your family! Includes […]

Workshop: Broom Making

How does a broom become a broom? Learn this and more as you transform a wooden handle, broom corn straw, and wind into a beautiful and functional handmade broom. Take home your own creation to clean house or give away as a gift. Class Fee: Members $85. Non-members $95. Includes all materials and lunch. Requires […]

Workshop: Printing

In the modern era, we think little to nothing of typing text, adding graphics, and pressing “print” from our devices. This workshop will explore how printing technology evolved over centuries, including the creation and uses of type and images. Participants will have hands-on time to set a small item of their choice, such as, but […]

Workshop: Square Foot Gardening

Learn the techniques involved in this gardening method that is fun for the entire family! Find out how to set up your grid own customizable grid, creating your soil mix, which plants to select, and how to maintain them. This low-maintenance, high-yield method requires little room and is great to get the whole family interested […]

Workshop: Intermediate Blacksmithing

Forging a 19th-Century-Style Spatula. During this workshop, students will have a chance to forge their own spatula in the historic Field Blacksmith Shop. Students taking the intermediate class will be expected to have prior blacksmithing experience and an understanding of the tools and basic techniques. This course will cover thinning and drawing out material, rounding […]

Workshop: Blacksmithing for Beginners

This is an introductory class geared toward people who are interested in beginning to learn about the art of blacksmithing. Participants will learn how to build and maintain a fire in the forge, heat metal, and practice hammer control while using the traditional tools and methods of a blacksmith. Each participant will build and take […]

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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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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

Tuesdays at 10AM - June 4 through June 25! 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 […]

Independence Day Celebration

Starting at noon, watch as the Declaration of Independence is read aloud on the Bump Tavern Green. Take part in the 13 celebratory toasts as our Founding Fathers did with lemonade made from an 1840's recipe. 19th-century children’s games will be provided for family play on the Bump Tavern Green. During the event, museum artisans […]

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STEAM 2.0

Week-long STEAM Program Students entering 4th-7th grade will have the opportunity to participate in a week-long immersive experience. This multidisciplinary approach to the tenets of STEAM will enable students to learn in a variety of settings across both museums as well as the Village of Cooperstown and Otsego Lake. Kids should be prepared to be […]

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Fiber Arts Weekend

Visitors to Fiber Arts Weekend will find a variety of demonstrations, exhibits, vendors, and hands-on activities featuring wool carding, spinning, weaving, quilting, knitting, and other textile related activities—all occurring throughout the museum. This year’s weekend will focus on the traditional process of natural dyeing of fibers. Museum interpreters will demonstrate a variety of textile techniques […]

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Fiber Arts Weekend

Visitors to Fiber Arts Weekend will find a variety of demonstrations, exhibits, vendors, and hands-on activities featuring wool carding, spinning, weaving, quilting, knitting, and other textile related activities—all occurring throughout the museum. This year’s weekend will focus on the traditional process of natural dyeing of fibers. Museum interpreters will demonstrate a variety of textile techniques […]

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Harvest Festival

September 14 & 15 • 10am-5pmCelebrate the bounty of fall as Harvest Festival returns! Since 1978, this family-friendly event has grown to become a regional favorite, bringing together a wide variety of performers, artisans, and vendors.  Situated on the museum’s picturesque grounds near Otsego Lake, it offers the perfect blend of new attractions and trusted […]

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Harvest Festival

September 14 & 15 • 10am-5pmCelebrate the bounty of fall as Harvest Festival returns! Since 1978, this family-friendly event has grown to become a regional favorite, bringing together a wide variety of performers, artisans, and vendors.  Situated on the museum’s picturesque grounds near Otsego Lake, it offers the perfect blend of new attractions and trusted […]

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Tractor Fest

Learn about the world of tractors and everything they powered on New York State farms at the tenth annual Tractor Fest. See classic tractors, small engines, and other machinery––illustrating the growth of farming technology. Regular museum admission rates apply. More info coming as we get closer to the event...        

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Tractor Fest

Learn about the world of tractors and everything they powered on New York State farms at the tenth annual Tractor Fest. See classic tractors, small engines, and other machinery––illustrating the growth of farming technology. Regular museum admission rates apply. More info coming as we get closer to the event...        

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