Open today,October 24, until 4:00 p.m.

Today at the Farm
Upcoming Events
  • The Future of Food: A Dinner & Conversation with the Local Youth Food Movement

    Oct 25 2017

    The Future of Food: A Dinner & Conversation with Origins Cafe and The Otsego Youth Food Movement
    Agriculture Conference Prelude

    Wednesday, October 25 from 6:00-9:00 PM

    Enjoy a homegrown dinner prepared by Origins Cafe & students who are passionate about creating a sustainable future through food. A four-course dinner will be served with a presentation on how we can support the health of the global community through our food choices. This is a night to inspire and empower our community to eat & grow locally! The youth of today will be the farmers and changemakers of tomorrow.

    Join Origins Cafe, young organic farmers and local students as we celebrate food for change and work to reduce our carbon footprint!

    Cost: $35. RSVP to celebrateorigins@gmail.com or 607-437-2862

  • Things That Go Bump in the Night Ghost Tours

    Oct 27 2017

    Things That Go Bump in the Night 
    An Eerie Lantern-Lit Tour of the Museum
    Friday, October 20 | Saturday, October 21 | Friday, October 27 | Saturday, October 28
    Hour-long tours begin at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 pm

    Experience The Farmers' Museum during the most haunting time of the year. Join museum guides as they lead you about the shadowy grounds and recount the many mysteries and ghostly happenings that have occurred in the Museum’s historic village.

    • Walk through the darkened 19th-century village by lantern, stopping at the Blacksmith’s Shop, Bump Tavern, and other buildings.
    • Hear stories associated with the museum’s buildings, such as the tale of a young ghost sighted by staff and guests in Bump Tavern and the mysterious early morning strikes on the blacksmith’s anvil. Some of the ghostly tales are adapted from the Louis C. Jones classic, Things That Go Bump in the Night, a timeless record of haunted history and restless spirits in New York State.
    • At each tour's end, hold your breath as one of the Templeton Players dramatizes one of Edgar Allen Poe's classics.
       

      Reservations are required. Admission is $15 per person. Get tickets at things-that-go-bump.eventbrite.com
       

  • Things That Go Bump in the Night Ghost Tours

    Oct 28 2017

    Things That Go Bump in the Night 
    An Eerie Lantern-Lit Tour of the Museum
    Friday, October 20 | Saturday, October 21 | Friday, October 27 | Saturday, October 28
    Hour-long tours begin at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 pm

    Experience The Farmers' Museum during the most haunting time of the year. Join museum guides as they lead you about the shadowy grounds and recount the many mysteries and ghostly happenings that have occurred in the Museum’s historic village.

    • Walk through the darkened 19th-century village by lantern, stopping at the Blacksmith’s Shop, Bump Tavern, and other buildings.
    • Hear stories associated with the museum’s buildings, such as the tale of a young ghost sighted by staff and guests in Bump Tavern and the mysterious early morning strikes on the blacksmith’s anvil. Some of the ghostly tales are adapted from the Louis C. Jones classic, Things That Go Bump in the Night, a timeless record of haunted history and restless spirits in New York State.
    • At each tour's end, hold your breath as one of the Templeton Players dramatizes one of Edgar Allen Poe's classics.
       

      Reservations are required. Admission is $15 per person. Get tickets at things-that-go-bump.eventbrite.com
       

  • Conference on Food and Farming

    Nov 4 2017

    A Celebration of Our Agricultural Community
    The Farmers’ Museum Conference on Food & Farming 2017

    Saturday, November 4, from 9:00 am-3:30 pm

    Free for all to attend!

    The mission of The Farmers’ Museum’s annual conference A Celebration of Our Agricultural Community is to inform and inspire farmers as well as the public, unifying and driving the agricultural economy in Central New York.  

    The Farmers’ Museum recognizes the importance of contemporary farming and is committed to providing resources and networking opportunities for regional farmers to connect with information, potential partners, and prospective customers. The Farmers’ Museum desires to be an active member of the farming community, educating people about useful practices from both yesterday and today.  

    At the same time, this conference will empower the public to become engaged consumers, providing opportunities for people to learn more and get involved. It is in fostering a deeper appreciation for and understanding of the various processes involved in farming, as well as the issues farmers face today, that we support and stimulate the agricultural evolution that is so vital to the health and well-being of our citizens, our animals, and our land. We start local to go global, becoming a dynamic force in the agricultural movement that will shape the 21st century.

    This is an exciting time at The Farmers’ Museum – we shake the dust off the crops and usher in a new season of outreach and advancement! Thank you for your support and participation!

    Agenda:
    The first half of the conference will take place in the Louis C. Jones Center,
    located in the Main Barn at The Farmers’ Museum.

    8:30 – 9:10 AM Check-In & Exhibitor Visits

    9:10 – 9:15 AM Welcome and Introduction of [Update from Albany] 
    Danielle Henrici (Director of Education, The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum)

    9:15 – 9:30 AM Update from Albany

    9:30 AM Introduction of Keynote Speaker
    Danielle Henrici

    9:30 – 10:15 AM Keynote Speaker
    Origins Café on WWOOFING, the Youth Food Movement, and the Future of Food

    10:15 – 10:30 AM Break and Exhibitor Visits

    10:30 – 11:00 AM FFA & 4-H Presentations

    11:00 – 12:15 PM Panel Discussion on Trends in Agriculture 
    Craig Haney, Challey Comer, Rebecca Morgan, and MacKenzie Waro
    Moderated by Dr. Jason Evans, SUNY Cobleskill

    12:15 – 1:00 PM Lunch & Exhibitor Visits

    1:00 – 4:00 PM Breakout Sessions

    *** Breakout sessions take place in the Louis C. Jones Center (LCJC) and Crossroads Café at The Farmers’ Museum as well as the Fenimore Art Museum (FAM) Auditorium. Please feel free to jump tracks according to your interests. You may refer to the Breakout Speaker Bios you received for details.

     

     

    Schedule is as follows:

     

    Session 1 (1:00-2:00 PM)

    Track 1: Science & Technology - LCJC
    Food Tasting - Cornell Sensory Division

    Track 2: Production - Crossroads Cafe
    Maple Syrup 
    Vernon Verona School
    Keith Schiebel

    Track 3: Business - FAM Auditorium
    Getting Started
    The Piggery
    Heather Sandford

     

    Session 2 (2:00-3:00 PM)

    Track 1: Science & Technology - LCJC
    Innovation - Fage

    Track 2: Production - Crossroads Cafe
    Meat and Produce
    Hessian Hill Farm
    Jess and Liz Goblet

    Track 3: Business - FAM Auditorium
    Craft Beverage Boom
    KyMar Farm Distillery
    Ken Wortz

     

     

    Session 3 (3:00-4:00 PM)

    Track 1: Science & Technology - LCJC
    Hydroponics
    SUNY Cobleskill 
    George Crosby

    Track 2: Production - Crossroads Cafe
    WWOOFING
    USA Ambassador
    Ilyssa Berg

    Track 3: Business - FAM Auditorium
    Diversifying Revenue
    Bovina Valley

     

     

  • Workshop: Fragrant Waters and Essences

    Nov 4 2017

    Workshop: Fragrant Waters and Essences
    Saturday, November 4 • 10:00 am–1:00 pm 

    Discover how to make your own essences and fragrant waters like at Dr. Thrall’s pharmacy! Infuse lavender, rose, vanilla, lemon and many more to flavor your desserts – these home-made extracts make great gifts, too! You will make your own fragrant waters to take home, learn the various techniques required for different plants, and the possible uses for your essences.

    Location: Creamery Classroom

    Class Fee: Members $40, Non-members $50, Juniors (12-16) $30. All materials included. Registration required, visit fragrant-waters.eventbrite.com to sign up.

    Please bring an apron or comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

     

  • Workshop: Baking for the Holidays

    Nov 18 2017

    Workshop: Baking for the Holidays
    Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

    Spend your day in the kitchen of the Lippitt Farmhouse learning how to bake traditional holiday bread and cakes! Fire and bake in the brick bake oven, as well as a bake kettle, or Dutch oven. Share your delicious goods at the end of the session or take them home to impress your family!

     

    Tickets: $60. Reservations are required: bakingfortheholidays.eventbrite.com

     

  • Thanksgiving at the Farm

    Nov 24 2017

    Thanksgiving at the Farm
    The ideal place to spend time with family and friends!
    Friday–Saturday, November 24–25 • 10:00 am–4:00 pm
    Free with cash donation.

    2017 schedule coming soon!

     

     

  • Thanksgiving at the Farm

    Nov 25 2017

    Thanksgiving at the Farm
    The ideal place to spend time with family and friends!
    Friday–Saturday, November 24–25 • 10:00 am–4:00 pm
    Free with cash donation.

    2017 schedule coming soon!

     

     

  • Candlelight Evening

    Dec 9 2017

    Experience the magic of Candlelight Evening!
    Saturday, December 9, 2017 • 3:00–7:00 pm

    Purchase tickets at the door or online

    Join us for one of the region’s best-loved holiday traditions, Candlelight Evening. The landscape of the museum takes on a magical appearance, decorated in greenery and illuminated by hundreds of candles.

    Info for 2017 coming soon!

     

    Candlelight Evening Parking and Info:

    What to wear: Most activities are outdoors, so please dress in layers and wear winter boots.  Several of our historic buildings will be heated, as well as the main barn.  And you can always warm up with a hot cup of wassail near the bonfire!

    Parking: A free shuttle service starts Saturday at 2:30 pm, serving the parking lots at the Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown Elementary School, and the three trolley lots at the perimeter of the village - see map below.  The "Yellow" Lot, just north of the museum, will have its own dedicated bus.

    When you arrive: Please follow signs to find your correct entry point. Cash and credit will be accepted through the museum's main entrance.  Members, online ticket holders, and pre-paid ticket holders will enter through a side door - to the left of the main entrance. (If you want to become a member, please use the members' entrance.)

    Schedule: Click here to see the full schedule of programming at Candlelight Evening. (coming soon)

    Please re-visit this page for updated parking and shuttle information - or call (607) 547-1450.

     

    PARKING LOT MAP

     

    2016 Schedule:

    • Ride through the museum’s grounds in wagons pulled by draft horses adorned with "jingle bells."
    • Experience a dramatic Reading of Charles Dickens' Classic "A Christmas Carol" by the author himself (as portrayed by Michael Henrici)
    • Children take part in holiday arts and crafts activities.
    • Visit with Saint Nicholas.
    • Free rides on the Empire State Carousel - courtesy of Matt Sohns and family.
    • Complimentary wassail, warmed in kettles over open fires.
    • Bonfire on the Tavern Green
    • Warm up with something hot from our delicious food and drink offerings at the Crossroads Café and L.C. Jones Center.

    Music and live performances:

    • Join in caroling in our candle-lit historic buildings - over 150 carolers in all!
    • “A Living Nativity” presented by members of the congregation of Christ Episcopal Church.
    • Holiday favorites played by local school bands.
    • Traditional holiday favorites sung by the Catskill Chamber Singers.

    Food: Warm up with food, hot cocoa and a variety of drinks at two locations. The Louis C. Jones Center will have pulled pork, chicken and biscuits, jumbo cookies and gingerbread, or visit The Crossroads Café for chili, hot soup, and jumbo cookies!

    Shopping: A visit to the Museum this holiday season is not complete without a stop at The Farmers’ Museum Store and Todd’s General Store, where a large selection of handcrafted items from the museum are available as well as other seasonal favorites.

    Staying warm: Candlelight Evening visitors should dress warmly and wear boots.

    Parking:

    • Free shuttle service starts at 2:30 pm, serving the parking lots at the Otesaga, Cooperstown Elementary School, and the three trolley lots at the perimeter of the village.  (The "Yellow" Lot, just north of the museum, will have its own dedicated bus this year.)
    • Please re-visit this page for updated parking and shuttle information. Or call (607) 547-1450.

    Admission: $12.00 adults, $10.50 visitors age 65 and over, $6.00 children age 7–12. Free for children 6 and younger. Free for Museum Members. Find tickets here!

    Candlelight Evening is sponsored in part by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Community Bank, Smith Ford, Haggerty Ace Hardware, Cathedral Candle Company, Sysco, and Dyn’s Cider Mill. Free carousel rides sponsored by Matthew Sohns and family.  Candlelight Evening is also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

     

     

  • A Christmas Carol

    Dec 15 2017

    A Christmas Carol
    Full Theatrical Production
    - Friday, December 15, 7-9pm
    - Saturday, December 16 (2 shows), 2-4pm and 5-7pm
    - Sunday, December 17, 3-5pm
    Louis C. Jones Center

    The Farmers’ Museum presents four, live performances of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic A Christmas Carol. The play tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man who devoted his life to money and business until three ghosts show him the error of his ways. The production embodies the spirit of the season and is a perfect way to spend time with family and friends during the holidays.

    A special thanks to the Rotary Club of Cooperstown for sponsoring 50 tickets for children and families who otherwise might not be able to afford tickets during the holiday season, and to the Matthew Sohns family for your generous support of this production!

    Tickets: $15 adults (13-64); $12.50 seniors (65+) and members, $10 juniors (7-12); 6 and under free. Tickets available online or at The Farmers' Museum Store.
    For more information call (607) 547-1453.

    In case of inclement weather, please check The Farmers' Museum's social media, website, or call (607) 547-1492 to check for cancellations. In the event that a show is canceled, individual tickets will be viable for any of our other show date.