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THE FARMERS’ MUSEUM CELEBRATES THE 62nd ANNUAL JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW ON JULY 12, 13, AND 14

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COOPERSTOWN, NY —The 62nd annual Farmers’ Museum Junior Livestock Show, a three-day event that brings together the area’s best livestock and youth exhibitors from a nine-county region, will take place Sunday, July 12 through Tuesday, July 14.  More than 250 youth handlers and 750 animals will fill The Iroquois Farm Show Grounds located on County Highway 33 in Cooperstown for what will truly be a celebration of youth in agriculture and the continuation of a rural tradition in Central New York. Admission to the show grounds is free, and the public is welcome to attend.
 
The event tests the skills of youth handlers ages eight to eighteen who present animals (dairy cows, beef, swine, dairy goats, and sheep of various breeds) that they own, care for, and have prepared for competition. Since 1947 The Farmers’ Museum has collaborated with the Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program to produce the show, which is the second largest youth competition in New York State.
 
The Junior Livestock Show begins Sunday evening with a chicken barbecue by Miller’s Barbecue for the public and exhibitors at 5:30 p.m. The cost for the barbecue dinner is $8 per person. At 7:30 p.m., there will be an ice cream social, which is open to participants and the general public, free of charge.
 
On Monday, July 13, judging of animals and showmanship classes, which test the handler’s ability to present their fit and well-groomed animals in the way that best shows off their conformation, begins at 9:30 a.m. At 5:20 p.m. the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health will lead a discussion in ATV Safety and Hearing Safety.  Following at 6:00 they will award prizes for the 20th annual FARMSAFE FOR KIDZ poster/slogan contest displayed in the visitor tent.
 
On Tuesday, July 14, judging begins at 9:00 a.m. At 2:30 p.m., the Grand Champions in the dairy, beef, dairy goat, sheep, and swine divisions will join the winners of the F. Ambrose Clark Livestock Trophy, The Farmers’ Museum Cup, and The Farmers’ Museum Dairy Goat Cup in a Parade of Champions.
 
The Junior Livestock Show is conducted in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension County 4-H educators and clubs throughout central New York. On-site services are provided by Leatherstocking Corp.  Food services are provided by the Cooperstown American Legion Post 579.  The show is sponsored in part by Bruce Hall Home Center, Stewart’s Shops and NBT Bank.

About The Farmers’ Museum

As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Registrar for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region, including barnyard activities for children; cheese-making, blacksmithing, and quilt-making workshops for families and adults; and technical workshops for farmers, both professional and amateur.

The Farmers’ Museum’s adjacent sister institution, the Fenimore Art Museum, is home to an exceptionally rich collection of American folk art and American Indian art as well as important holdings in American decorative arts, photography, and twentieth-century art. The museum also offers a range of interactive educational programming for children, families, and adults and organizes and hosts nationally touring art and history exhibitions.

The Farmers’ Museum is located on 5775 State Hwy. 80, Lake Road, in Cooperstown, NY. Museum admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for visitors age 65 and over, and $5 for children age 7 to 12; children 6 and under and members are admitted free. From April 1 through May 12 and October 14 through October 31, admission prices are reduced to $9 for adults, $8 for seniors age 65 and over, and $4 for children age 7 to 12. Reduced price combination admission tickets that include the Fenimore Art Museum and The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are also available. For museum hours or general information, please call 1-888-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org.
 
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For more information or images, please contact:
Todd Kenyon, Public Relations Office
The Farmers’ Museum
P.O. Box 30, Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 547-1472 / E-mail: t.kenyon@nysha.org

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July 2009
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THE FARMERS’ MUSEUM TO CELELBRATE A GRAND-OLD FOURTH OF JULY

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.— Participate in a patriotic and lively celebration of our nation’s independence on Saturday, July 4, beginning at 10 am at The Farmers' Museum. This popular family-oriented event features a militia muster and drill, patriotic music, a reading of the Declaration of Independence and children’s crafts in the Filer’s Corners Schoolhouse.

 
Visitors will explore our 1840s historic village, adorned with patriotic banners and bunting, and witness numerous ways of honoring our nation’s rich cultural history. Throughout the day, spirits will be buoyed by live patriotic music at the Cornwallville Church and Bump Tavern. At 1:00pm there is a special ceremony on the Tavern Green that includes a recitation of the Declaration of Independence, toasts to the original 13 colonies, and then a militia muster salute of 13 musket volleys, once for each colony.
The day also marks the re-opening of the newly renovated doctor's office. The office will feature a new exhibit that will help visitors learn what treatment options were available for common illnesses in the mid-19th-century and also answer many other questions.

 
Ongoing demonstrations, including blacksmithing, printing, and broom making, will take place throughout the day. Special highlight activities taking place at select times throughout the day include, rope making, carding wool, horse and wagon rides, a tour of The Empire State Carousel, followed by an organ concert.  A barbecue of hotdogs and hamburgers will be available.

 
Admission to the Independence Day celebration is $11 for adults,  $9.50 for seniors, $5 for juniors (age 7-12).  Children (age 6 and under) as well as members of the New York State Historical Association receive free admission.

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About The Farmers’ Museum

As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, a late- nineteenth-century Country Fair featuring The Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.
 The Farmers’ Museum is located on 5775 State Hwy. 80, Lake Road, in Cooperstown, NY. Museum admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for visitors age 65 and over, and $5 for children age 7 to 12; children 6 and under and members are admitted free. From April 1 through May 11 and October 13 through October 31, admission prices are reduced to $9 for adults, $8 for seniors age 65 and over, and $4 for children age 7 to 12. Reduced price combination admission tickets that include the Fenimore Art Museum and The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are also available. For museum hours or general information, please call 1-888-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org.

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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

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June 2009
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ENTRIES NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FARMERS’ MUSEUM ANNUAL BENEFIT HORSE SHOW AND PRE-SHOW CLINIC

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.— Hunt-seat riders are welcome to submit entries for The Farmers’ Museum 13th Annual Benefit Horse Show, scheduled for Sunday, June 7, at the Iroquois Farm Showgrounds, County Route 33, in Cooperstown, NY. The show, which offers equestrians the opportunity to test their horsemanship skills, features a range of classes for beginner through open riders. The closing date for pre-entries is June 3.
 
Riders and spectators alike will enjoy our beautiful course featuring handcrafted jumps representing local landmarks in Cooperstown.
 
The 3rd Annual Horse Show Clinic will be conducted by R. Scot Evans, a USEF "R" show hunter, showjumper, and hunter seat equitation judge for the past twenty-five years.  Evans conducts clinics and lectures throughout the year, promoting forward riding and teaching forward riding techniques.   He produced and hosted the DVD and workbook series “The American System of Forward Riding”.  He also produced The Three Masters series featuring Rodney Jenkins, George H. Morris, and Buck Brannaman.  Mr. Evans currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Equestrian Aid Foundation, acts as an adviser and producer of www.showhunterclinic.com, and has been an equestrian consultant to the ASPCA.
 
The clinic will be held on Saturday, June 6, and is open to riders of all ages, levels and abilities riding horses or ponies. Overnight stabling off-site and a discount on entry fees is available for registrants who will be participating in the clinic and the show.  Four sessions are available.  Space is limited and registration is required by June 3.  For more information please call Meg Preston at (607) 547-1452. To register online, you can find our downloadable form by visiting The Farmers’ Museum web site at: www.farmersmuseum.org.
 
 
The Farmers’ Museum’s Horse Show will be held on Sunday, June 7.  A warm-up over-fences class will be offered from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The show begins at 9 a.m., rain or shine.  Championships will be awarded as well as The Josef Neckermann Perpetual Trophy, presented to the best child rider; The John Moffat Perpetual Trophy, granted to the Champion in the Equitation Division; The Coral Island Leading Hunter Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the horse scoring the most points entered in the children’s, adult and/or open divisions;  and The Leading Trainer Award, presented to the trainer whose horses accumulate the highest winning points in the show. For more information, please call Meg Preston at (607) 547-1452 or visit The Farmers’ Museum web site at: www.farmersmuseum.org.
 
 
Judges for the show include R. Scot Evans of Annapolis, MD; Walter T. Kees of Westport, CT; and Susan B. Schoellkopf of Buffalo, New York.  The course designer and show manager is Leo Conroy of Wellington, FL.  The announcer is David Distler of Norwalk, CT.  All classes are pointed by Chensego Hunter Association.
 
 
The Annual Patrons’ Luncheon will also be offered at noon. Enjoy a delicious champagne luncheon coupled with ringside seating under the tent. Coffee and pastries will be available from 10 am – noon; champagne and mimosas will be served starting at 11 am; and afternoon refreshments will follow through the end of the show. Tickets are $45 per person (adult) and $10 (12 and under). Reservations are required by June 1. For more information or to make a reservation, contact the Development Department at 607-547-1524.
 
For a prize list, contact the show secretary, Meg Preston, at (607) 547-1452 or visit our web site at www.farmersmuseum.org.  Admission to the show for the general public is $3.00. Dogs are welcome at the show, but must be leashed at all times.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the day.
 
Proceeds raised by the Benefit Horse Show will support the education programs at The Farmers’ Museum.

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About The Farmers’ Museum

As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, a late- nineteenth-century Country Fair featuring The Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.
 The Farmers’ Museum is located on 5775 State Hwy. 80, Lake Road, in Cooperstown, NY. Museum admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for visitors age 65 and over, and $5 for children age 7 to 12; children 6 and under and members are admitted free. From April 1 through May 11 and October 13 through October 31, admission prices are reduced to $9 for adults, $8 for seniors age 65 and over, and $4 for children age 7 to 12. Reduced price combination admission tickets that include the Fenimore Art Museum and The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are also available. For museum hours or general information, please call 1-888-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org.

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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

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May 2009
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Students Sought for Young Interpreter Program at The Farmers’ Museum

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - The Farmers' Museum is seeking applicants for its Young Interpreter Program.  By pairing young people with museum staff, this popular summer program teaches students about America's past, helps them develop new skills, and allows them to share their newfound knowledge with museum visitors.  Boys and girls between the ages of 12 to 14 as of May 1, 2009, are invited to apply.  A limited number of students will be accepted for the program; the application process is competitive.
 
The Young Interpreter Program began in 1993.  The program takes place at The Farmers' Museum, a premier rural history museum established in 1943.  The museum presents the trades and crafts common to ordinary people of rural 19th-century New York State in its historic village and farmstead. Young interpreters will have the opportunity to work in various selected sites throughout the museum including: Peleg Field Blacksmith Shop, Bump Tavern, Lippitt Farmhouse, Dr. Thrall's Pharmacy, The Middlefield Printing Office, Todd's General Store, the Children's Barnyard, or developing   spinning and weaving skills.
 
Young interpreters are expected to work one day a week for a period of eight weeks, beginning the last week in June and ending the last week in August. Students who would like to participate should submit a one or two-page letter expressing their interest and reasons for wanting to be a Young Interpreter, as well as an explanation of where they would like to work and why, to:  Young Interpreter Program, The Farmers' Museum, P.O. Box 30, Cooperstown, NY 13326.  Letters of application must be received by May 15, 2009. Letters of reference are not necessary. A committee of museum staff will review the applications. Candidates may be asked for an interview.  Applicants will be chosen based on their commitment and interest, maturity, willingness to learn, and ease with the public.  Students applying for the Young Interpreter Program must have parental permission and transportation to the museum during the course of the program.

For more information, please call Deborah Brundage at 607-547-1484.

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About The Farmers’ Museum

As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, a late- nineteenth-century Country Fair featuring The Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.
 The Farmers’ Museum is located on 5775 State Hwy. 80, Lake Road, in Cooperstown, NY. Museum admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for visitors age 65 and over, and $5 for children age 7 to 12; children 6 and under and members are admitted free. From April 1 through May 11 and October 13 through October 31, admission prices are reduced to $9 for adults, $8 for seniors age 65 and over, and $4 for children age 7 to 12. Reduced price combination admission tickets that include the Fenimore Art Museum and The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are also available. For museum hours or general information, please call 1-888-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org.

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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

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May 2009
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New Exhibition at The Farmers’ Museum Offers A Youthful Perspective On The Animals of New York State

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - On Memorial Day weekend, The Farmers' Museum will debut a new exhibition that will give fascinating insight into some of the animals that call the Empire State their home. Wild Times!  A New York Animal Road Trip opens May 23, 2009 in the Main Barn.

Inspired by the Empire State Carousel at The Farmers' Museum, Wild Times!  A New York Animal Road Trip showcases some of the animals on the Carousel, and explores their natural history, mythology, social history, art history and use in pop culture. 
 Join fictional characters Lulu and Max as they travel across the state in search of the animals that make New York their home.  Learn amazing facts about each throughout their journey.


The exhibition follows the geography of New York State, from Long Island to Western New York. The Long Island section includes the bay scallop and Peking duck, which formed the basis of important downstate industries. The New York City area addresses how gray squirrels and raccoons have adapted to thrive in a people-created environment. The Catskills’ brook trout and black bears represent the balance of nature and tourism. The Central Leatherstocking area features horses and their use in farming and racing, as well as Holstein cows and the thriving agricultural industries of the region. The Adirondacks highlight the beaver and loon and address nature-tourism. Finally, Western New York considers the mule, which is the representative animal of the New York canal system.

The exhibition will run through October 31, 2009 and will reopen in 2010, on April 1, for the entire season.

On Memorial Day Weekend, The Farmers’ Museum will be open 10 am to 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Also opening on May 23, 2009 will be America's Rome: Artists in the Eternal City, 1800 - 1900 at the Fenimore Art Museum - across the street from The Farmers' Museum.

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About The Farmers’ Museum

As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, a late- nineteenth-century Country Fair featuring The Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.
 The Farmers’ Museum is located on 5775 State Hwy. 80, Lake Road, in Cooperstown, NY. Museum admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for visitors age 65 and over, and $5 for children age 7 to 12; children 6 and under and members are admitted free. From April 1 through May 11 and October 13 through October 31, admission prices are reduced to $9 for adults, $8 for seniors age 65 and over, and $4 for children age 7 to 12. Reduced price combination admission tickets that include the Fenimore Art Museum and The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are also available. For museum hours or general information, please call 1-888-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org.

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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

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May 2009
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Evening at the Tavern

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—Escape to the 1800s with The Farmers’ Museum’s popular program, Evening at the Tavern, and delight in music and merriment topped off with an authentic period dinner. Evening at the Tavern will be offered on Saturday, March 28, and April 18 from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Guests will enjoy an evening dining experience featuring a four-course candlelit meal, period music and games, and old-fashioned hospitality in the museum’s historic Bump Tavern. The menu is designed and based on foods that were served in rural 19th-century New York taverns. Dinner includes soup, vegetables, roast meat, fresh bread, and dessert. During the evening, guests will be offered a tour of the historic tavern with the museum’s interpretative hosts, learning about the history of taverns and travel in the 19th century.

Bump Tavern was built by Jehiel Tuttle in the late 1790s in the village of Ashland, Greene County, New York. Strategically located on the Catskill and Windham Turnpike, the resting spot served cattle drovers and other travelers passing through the area. The tavern was purchased in 1842 by Ephraim Bump, who expanded the building and updated the Federal period architecture with Greek revival porches. In 1952, Bump Tavern was moved to Cooperstown, where it became part of the collection of historic buildings at The Farmers’ Museum.

Space is limited; reservations are required and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Full payment is required in advance by check or credit card. The fee, which includes the complete meal and an unforgettable experience, is $60; $55 for members of the New York State Historical Association. Wine and beer will be available for an additional fee. For more information or to make reservations by phone, call 547-1452.

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About The Farmers’ Museum
As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, a late- nineteenth-century Country Fair featuring The Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.

The Farmers’ Museum is located on 5775 State Hwy. 80, Lake Road, in Cooperstown, NY. Museum admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for visitors age 65 and over, and $5 for children age 7 to 12; children 6 and under and members are admitted free. From April 1 through May 11 and October 12 through October 31, admission prices are reduced to $9 for adults, $8 for seniors age 65 and over, and $4 for children age 7 to 12. Reduced price combination admission tickets that include the Fenimore Art Museum and The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are also available. For museum hours or general information, please call 1-888-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org.

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 2009
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Create 19th-Century Folk Art and Crafts at The Farmers' Museum's 3-Day Family Folk Art Workshop

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.— learn to appreciate the art forms of another century by taking part in a special three-day craft making experience entitled Family Folk Art Workshop.   The workshop will take place February 17th, 18th, and 19th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day in the Louis C. Jones Center at The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

Family Folk Art Workshop offers a unique opportunity to spend time with children and grandchildren.  Encourage artistic exploration into 19th-century folk art and crafts such as reverse painting on glass, creating round bottom baskets, quilling, making yarn dolls and more.  Express yourself and produce works-of-art to take home and display.

All activities will be led by museum educators.  Some activities will take place within the Fenimore Art Museum.

Workshop cost:  Members of the New York State Historical Association: Children 9-12: $25; Adults: $75.  Non-members: Children 9-12: $30; Adults: $85. Reservations are required; please call 607-547-1481.

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About The Farmers’ Museum
As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, a late- nineteenth-century Country Fair featuring The Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.

The Farmers’ Museum is located on 5775 State Hwy. 80, Lake Road, in Cooperstown, NY. Museum admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for visitors age 65 and over, and $5 for children age 7 to 12; children 6 and under and members are admitted free. From April 1 through May 14 and October 9 through October 31, admission prices are reduced to $9 for adults, $8 for seniors age 65 and over, and $4 for children age 7 to 12. Reduced price combination admission tickets that include the Fenimore Art Museum and The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are also available. For museum hours or general information, please call 1-888-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org.

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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

Press Release Category: 
Program and Event Press Releases
Publication Date: 
January 2009
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