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Pickup Trucks: Drive-in & Tailgate Party
June 15–16, from 10 am–5 pm

COOPERSTOWN, NY (06-06-2013) Take part in a moving adventure at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, Saturday and Sunday, June 15–16 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Pickup Trucks: Drive-in & Tailgate Party, one of a series of “Step Back in Time” Weekends, is your opportunity to see a wide range of pickup trucks competing for prizes. Enjoy a barbecue, see our cute farm animals, and more, all on the beautiful grounds of the museum.

Enter your own truck in the competition.  Prizes will be awarded in a number of categories. To enter a truck, call (607) 547-1423 or visit The Farmers' Museum website.

This weekend also celebrates the museum’s new exhibition The Pickup Truck: America’s Driving Force, which follows the route of the pickup truck from its very beginnings. Images of historical trucks from the museum’s photography collection illustrate its evolution.

A rarity on display is a 1907 Chase Model D “Open Express” Motor Truck, manufactured in Syracuse. Visitors will also a restored 1922 Ford Model TT, a 1925 Ford Model TT, and a 1937 Ford.

The museum store now carries durable wooden trucks that are tons of fun to piece together in different ways. Every piece is interchangeable: wheels, tires, roofs, bodies, front-ends, and passengers. Kids can rebuild the same truck over and over, or switch parts with another truck in the Automoblox line. Younger kids (ages 4 and up) will be able to master the pieces with practice and feel a sense of accomplishment. 

All “Step Back in Time” Weekends are held at The Farmers’ Museum from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Entry is included with your paid museum admission: Adults and juniors (13-64): $12.00; seniors (65+): $10.50; youth (7-12): $6.00; children (6 and under): Free. NYSHA members are always admitted free, as are active-duty and retired career military. 

The museum is located at 5785 State Highway 80 in Cooperstown, NY. Visit for more information on the weekend.

Publication Date: 
June 2013
Press Release Contact: 

Todd Kenyon, Marketing and Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum / The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: