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Today at the Farm
  • Preschool Tuesdays

    Preschool Tuesdays Tuesdays, June 19–September 25, 2018  • 10:00 a.m. Come join your preschooler for a morning of exciting exploration to awaken their curiosity and wonder at The Farmer’s Museum! Each Tuesday beginning at 10 am, June 19 – September 1,[…]

Upcoming Events
  • Step Back in Time Tour

    Aug 29 2018

    Step Back in Time Tour
    Wednesdays (June 27 through September 5) from 10:15 a.m.-11:45 p.m. and 1:30-3:00 p.m.
    Saturdays (through September 1) from 12:45-2:00 p.m. 

    Come discover the life of families in the mid-19th century by joining in our new action-packed tour! From the schoolhouse to the farmyard, with stops in several of our buildings, follow a series of games and hands-on activities for all ages to find out about learning, playing, and working from the past. Celebrate the completion of all the tasks with a free ride on the Empire State Carousel!

    The tour is included with regular museum admission (free for members and children under 6 years old) and is limited to the first 20 people (children must be accompanied by an adult). 

  • Hoppy Trails Tour

    Aug 31 2018

    Hoppy Trails Tour
    Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11:00 a.m. (June 8 through September 16)

    Hoppy Trails is a brief history and discussion of beer, brewing, and hops, followed by a tour of The Farmers’ Museum’s hop yard and hop house.  Learn how beer is made, what goes into it, and a bit about the life of hop farmers and hop pickers during the days when hops were the king crop of Otsego County. 

    Included with regular museum admission. Tour starts in Bump Tavern.

  • A Case for Eviction

    Sep 1 2018

    A Case for Eviction - Templeton Players on the Leatherstocking Stage
    Saturdays, June 2 through September 15 at 12:00 p.m.
     

    Frank and Dora have just about had it.

    After inviting their delightful new acquaintance, Major O’Golly, to stay in their guest room for a few days, they are soon dismayed to discover that the man has been living on their dime for a full month. Oh, how quickly their delight begins to fade. To make matters worse, O’Golly’s raucous lifestyle is leading to a dearth of patients for Frank’s home-run doctoring business. Therefore, Frank and Dora become resolved to remove this parasitic invader from their home at any cost. But O’Golly has a strange way of evading their machinations, perhaps forcing them to resort to more… desperate measures…   

    Originally performed in 1883, and written by Spencer Theyre-Smith, it’s likely that this Templeton Players production might be the first time any living person has seen this play performed!

    Included with regular museum admission.

  • Hoppy Trails Tour

    Sep 1 2018

    Hoppy Trails Tour
    Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11:00 a.m. (June 8 through September 16)

    Hoppy Trails is a brief history and discussion of beer, brewing, and hops, followed by a tour of The Farmers’ Museum’s hop yard and hop house.  Learn how beer is made, what goes into it, and a bit about the life of hop farmers and hop pickers during the days when hops were the king crop of Otsego County. 

    Included with regular museum admission. Tour starts in Bump Tavern.

  • The Women’s Rights Vignettes: A Guided Tour

    Sep 1 2018

    The Women’s Rights Vignettes: A Guided Tour
    Saturdays, June 2 through September 15 at 2:00 p.m. • Meet on our Historic Village Green
     
    Every Saturday this summer, the museum's talented Templeton Players present a 25 minute guided tour, showcasing three site-specific theatrical performances set in some of the Historic Village’s most iconic locations. Peer into the troubled domestic life of a local farming family. Hear Reverend Bush's startling sermon on women's place in society, and watch what happens when local suffragettes begin to stand against him. Finally, attend Carrie Filkins' rally for women's rights—and join her in the fight for equality and liberty!

    Included with museum admission.

  • Step Back in Time Tour

    Sep 1 2018

    Step Back in Time Tour
    Wednesdays (June 27 through September 5) from 10:15 a.m.-11:45 p.m. and 1:30-3:00 p.m.
    Saturdays (through September 1) from 12:45-2:00 p.m. 

    Come discover the life of families in the mid-19th century by joining in our new action-packed tour! From the schoolhouse to the farmyard, with stops in several of our buildings, follow a series of games and hands-on activities for all ages to find out about learning, playing, and working from the past. Celebrate the completion of all the tasks with a free ride on the Empire State Carousel!

    The tour is included with regular museum admission (free for members and children under 6 years old) and is limited to the first 20 people (children must be accompanied by an adult). 

  • Hoppy Trails Tour

    Sep 2 2018

    Hoppy Trails Tour
    Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11:00 a.m. (June 8 through September 16)

    Hoppy Trails is a brief history and discussion of beer, brewing, and hops, followed by a tour of The Farmers’ Museum’s hop yard and hop house.  Learn how beer is made, what goes into it, and a bit about the life of hop farmers and hop pickers during the days when hops were the king crop of Otsego County. 

    Included with regular museum admission. Tour starts in Bump Tavern.

  • The Anti-Rent War Vignettes: A Guided Tour

    Sep 2 2018

    The Anti-Rent War Vignettes:
    A Guided Tour

    Sundays, June 3 through September 9 at 2:00 p.m.  • Meet on our Historic Village Green

    Every Sunday this summer, the museum's talented Templeton Players present a 25 minute guided tour, showcasing three site-specific theatrical performances set in some of the Historic Village’s most iconic locations. Watch as local leaders stir up the public to act against their oppressive landlords. Be there as a friendly barroom discussion boils over to a violent altercation. Finally, become a spectator (and just maybe, a player) in a pivotal courtroom drama, as the future of the Anti-Rent movement is decided.

    Included with museum admission.

  • Box and Cox Trunk Shows

    Sep 2 2018

    Box and Cox Trunk Shows
    Sundays, June 3 - September 9 • 12:00 on the Tavern Green

    The Farmers’ Museum stages a trunk show featuring the popular comedy Box and Cox, written in England by John Maddison Morton in 1847.  The New York Times called it “the best farce of the nineteenth century.”  The play features some of the best performers in the region and is included with museum admission!

  • Garden Hacks

    Sep 2 2018

    Garden Hacks
    Sundays, April 8-October 28, 1:00-2:00 p.m. (No Garden Hack on Sunday, May 27)
    Location: Main Barn

    Garden Hacks is a weekly program where we share our favorite tried-and-tested gardening tips with you. Included with regular museum admission.