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New York’s Good Eats! Our Fabulous Foods

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Do the words “Buffalo Wings” make your mouth water or do you prefer Shredded Wheat?  Either way, you can thank New York State for bringing you both of these foods and many others as well.  This new exhibition tells the story of the foods that got their start in New York State.  New York’s Good Eats! Our Fabulous Foods opens Saturday, May 28, 2011.  

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The Farmers’ Museum and the New York State Historical Association Statement on Hydrofracking

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The Board of Directors of The Farmers’ Museum and the Board of Trustees of the New York State Historical Association share grave concerns about the consequences of hydrofracking for the long-term safety of the local water supply, public health, the irreplaceable historic landscape and natural beauty of this region, and our regional economy.  Located on the pristine shores of Otsego Lake at the headwaters of the Susquehanna River, these organizations recognize the importance of safeguarding the distinctive qualities of the area.

For over 70 years The Farmers’ Museum and the New York State Historical Association and its showcase Fenimore Art Museum have drawn tens of thousands of visitors annually to Otsego County from all parts of the United States and internationally.  Those visitors have consistently rated the serenity and beauty of the region as a major attraction of their visit. The natural gas industry’s use of hydrofracking practices endangers the very qualities that attract people to Central New York. Hydrofracking threatens not only to produce environmental damage and a blighted landscape, but also a negative perception of the region in the minds of potential visitors.  If people choose to travel to other destinations unspoiled by the natural gas industry, the resulting decline in tourism would seriously harm the museums and our local economy, which depends on tourism to support area businesses and produce essential revenue for our town, county, and state. 

As museums our mission is the preservation of our heritage into the future.  We understand that conscientious stewardship of the land is critical to the future of our institutions and our community, and we believe that a more complete understanding of the long-term impact of gas exploration and extraction in our region is needed. We wholeheartedly support the efforts of our local officials to research and, with abundant caution, act in order to preserve our area's precious environment and its long-term economic well-being. 

For more information or images, please contact:
Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: t.kenyon@nysha.org

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March 2011

Dr. Paul D’Ambrosio Elected President and Chief Executive Officer of The Farmers’ Museum, Inc. and the New York State Historical Association

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For more information or images, please contact:
Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: t.kenyon@nysha.org

 

Succeeds D. Stephen Elliott who is the new Chief Executive at The Minnesota Historical Society

Cooperstown, NY (March 28, 2011) The election of Dr. Paul D’Ambrosio as President of The Farmers’ Museum/New York State Historical Association was announced today by Jane Forbes Clark, Chairman of The Farmers’ Museum, Inc. and Dr. Douglas E. Evelyn, Chairman of The New York State Historical Association, effective April 1, 2011.

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March 2011

The Food & Farm Series Returns With 4 Must-See Films

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For more information or images, please contact:
Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: t.kenyon@nysha.org

 

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (01/31/2011) — New York has a rich agricultural history.  As $4.5 billion-a-year business, agriculture continues to play an important role in our economy and communities.  The state ranks in the top three nationally for the production of dairy goods, maple syrup, corn, wine, apples, pumpkins and cabbage.[1] 

Building on the success of the standing-room only screenings last year of Food, Inc. and Fresh, The Farmers’ Museum and Otsego 2000 have again partnered together to sponsor the Food and Farm Film Series - to educate and encourage the public and farmers of all ages and experience. 

“As family farming, community supported agriculture (CSA), and organic farming resurge in popularity across the state and nation, the Food and Farm Film Series continues an important community conversation about where our food comes from and the necessity of supporting local farmers,” says The Farmers' Museum's Vice President for Education, Garet Livermore. 

Ellen Pope, executive director of Otsego 2000, adds, “As sponsor of the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market, we strongly believe that agriculture is critical to our region’s economic well-being, and that farmers are the foremost stewards of our rural landscapes.  Co-sponsoring the Food and Farms Film Series with the Farmers’ Museum helps to raise awareness of the significant challenges facing farmers today and how buying locally can benefit everyone.”

The series kicks off February 16th and will continue once a month from February to May.  A panel discussion will be held following each film featuring Garet Livermore, Ellen Pope, and a special guest relating to the film.  The series will feature:

February, 16th: The Real Dirt on Farmer John: The epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this powerful story of transformation and renewal heralds a resurrection of farming in America. 

March 16th: Greenhorns: What type of young person chooses farming as a profession today? This film tells the stories of America’s young farmers.  The filmmaker from the Hudson Valley area will participate in the panel. 

April 20th: Vanishing of the Bees:  Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives.  The film follows two commercial beekeepers as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts. 

May 14th: Three Farms: The film spotlights three innovative, creative and entrepreneurial farms in the Adirondacks that are working with local restaurants to produce organic cheese from Jersey cows, organic wheat, soybeans and corn, and vegetables and flowers.  The filmmaker will participate in the panel discussion.    

Each film will be screened in the Fenimore Art Museum auditorium, starting at 7:00 P.M.; doors open at 6:30 P.M.  Whether you are a backyard gardener or a professional farmer, you’ll find these films to not only be entertaining but educational and inspiring as well.

[1] “ Keeping Agriculture Alive Near New York City (Yes, Really).” New York Times. October 17, 2010 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/18/nyregion/18towns.html?_r=3

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January 2011
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Travel Grants

For over 50 years The Farmers’ Museum, along with her sister institution the Fenimore Art Museum, has been a traditional stop for elementary schools across the state to learn about history, art and culture. With slashed school budgets, it is becoming increasingly difficult for schools to take field trips to these valuable locations.

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For over 50 Years the Farmers’ Museum, along with her sister
institution The Fenimore Art Museum has been a traditional stop for
Elementary schools across the state to learn about history art and
culture.  With slashed school budgets it is becoming more and more
difficult for schools to take field trips to these valuable locations.

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NYSHA President Named To Chair American Association for State and Local History

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Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: t.kenyon@nysha.org

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Recent Announcements
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September 2010

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