Main Barn

The Main Barn serves as the museum’s exhibition center. This year, the museum presents Growing Tomorrow’s Farmers.

Beyond the ticket kiosk, visit the Cardiff Giant, America’s greatest hoax. The Louis C. Jones Center provides a large space for small concerts, meetings, and parties. For those interested in antique tools and farm equipment, the second-floor exhibits offer a wide variety of unique, 19th-century craft and farm tools (reopening April 23, 2022).

Growing Tomorrow’s Farmers  (April 23–October 30, 2022)

Growing Tomorrow’s Farmers explores the role of children on the farm from the 19th century to the present. Through the exhibition, visitors will meet new and legacy farmers that are changing the agricultural scene while growing local economies, culture, and tourism. The exhibition also examines the role of farmers of color in New York State—the barriers they faced historically and currently, and the resurgence they are leading today. Visitors will find images and objects from contemporary photographers and featured farmers, as well as those from museum collections.

Sponsored in part by Nellie and Robert Gipson, and NYCM Insurance.

Photograph by Wesley Bernard.

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