Farmers' Museum

For Teachers | Virtual Village

Harvest of History

The Farmers’ Museum is pleased to present Harvest of History, an interactive website and fourth-grade curriculum dedicated to agriculture and rural life in New York State. The website includes an interactive virtual tour of The Farmers’ Museum; a database of primary sources, including museum objects and documents; printable versions of the interdisciplinary curriculum; and links to relevant resources.

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For Teachers | Classroom Resources

The Farmers' Museum has a history of working closely with its sister institution, the New York State Historical Association, to provide curriculum materials and resources for the classroom. These lessons and activities bring history to life by delivering hands-on and engaging lessons for your students, while meeting New York State learning standards. They introduce students to key themes in New YorkState history, and help them to hone their analytical, interpretative, and literacy skills. 

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For Teachers

The Farmers’ Museum is devoted to preserving America’s rural heritage through interactive exhibits, living history programs, and educational workshops that depict farming and rural life. We have designed programming that will support your curriculum and help students make real world connections to their learning.
 

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Programs | For Kids

Kids programs at The Farmers' Museum inspire, nurture, and inform through art, craft, exploration, discussion, and presentation.

Week-Long Experiences. During our Weeklong Experiences, children get an in-depth look at our Museum by participating in engaging and hands-on programming.

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Programs | Lectures and Films

From lunchtime tours and insightful films to evening book signings and lectures, The Farmers' Museum covers many topics in history and culture and introduces you to provocative speakers from throughout the world.

Click here to see lectures and films at Fenimore Art Museum

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Evening Lecture Series: Food and Sustainable Agriculture
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The Farmers’ Museum welcomes three speakers who will discuss various aspects of the topic of food and sustainable agriculture.

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Programs | Workshops

The Farmers' Museum has long held a mastery of folk art traditions and fine craftsmanship among living history museums in the United States. Taught by expert interpreters with years of experience under their belts, students will come away from our classes with exciting new knowledge and ability. Be a pioneer in your own life and discover what you're capable of creating!

To register or for more information, please select the workshop below.

 

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Be sure to check out our spring workshops!
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Roll up your sleeves! See our 19th-Century Learning Experiences held April 12. Choose from making a bandbox, open-hearth cooking, letterpress printing, and more...

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Programs | Seasonal Events

The seasons of the year are marked at our museum with celebrations that echo the spirit and traditions of rural New York State.

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Things that Go Bump in the Night!
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Halloween treat! Listen to stories of hauntings and ghostly happenings that occurred at The Farmers’ Museum and in and around the region as you take a guided tour of the historic village by flashlight.

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Programs

The Farmers' Museum offers a wide range of educational programming for people of all ages, from bee keeping to sheep shearing - as well as lectures, films, and special events.  New workshops and programs are being created all the time, so check back often to see what’s available.

 

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Collections

The Farmers' Museum collections number more than 23,000 items ranging from butter molds to the Cardiff Giant. The collection of hand planes and other wood working tools is especially significant. The Historic Village is an excellent example of a mid-19th-century farming community in Central New York State complete with an authentic Blacksmith Shop, Pharmacy, Printing Shop, Lawyers Office, Farm, Tavern, General Store and much more.

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