November 23: Closed except for special events

Today at the Farm
Upcoming Events
  • Thanksgiving at the Farm

    Nov 24 2017

    Thanksgiving at The Farm

    The ideal setting to spend time with family and friends over the holiday weekend.
    Friday–Saturday, November 24–25 • 10:00 am–4:00 pm
    Admission by donation. All dollar amounts welcome. (Visitors may donate whatever dollar amount they wish to enter the museum during Thanksgiving at The Farm. All proceeds support the museum.)

     

    Walk off your holiday meal with a stroll through the idyllic historic village at The Farmers' Museum as the museum opens its doors on the Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving Day (November 24-25 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) for Thanksgiving at The Farm. The museum is the perfect setting to spend time with family and friends over the holiday weekend. Watch our talented interpreters bake holiday treats at the Lippitt Farmhouse–then find their recipes printed for you on the press at the Middlefield Print Shop. Ride the Empire State Carousel, see the blacksmiths make cooking forks throughout the day, and savor the aroma of coffee being ground and roasted in Bump Tavern. If you still have an appetite, enjoy a snack at the museum’s Crossroads Café.

     

    Bring the entire family! Kids can catch a glimpse of the heritage-breed turkeys, visit the farm animals, or just enjoy a brisk walk around the museum's historic village. Double your fun with a visit to Fenimore Art Museum – just across the road – with several exhibitions on view including The Art of Figure Skating through the Ages: The Dick Button Collection.

     

    Find beautiful holiday items and greeting cards at The Farmers' Museum Store as well as interesting items based on the history and culture of New York and rural America. At Todd’s General Store, during Thanksgiving at The Farm, find items from our region’s past that you can’t find anywhere else. The main museum store is open for holiday shopping Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays and Thanksgiving Day) from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. through Christmas Eve.

     

    Admission to Thanksgiving at The Farm is by donation.  Visitors may donate whatever dollar amount they wish to enter the museum. (No food items, please.)

     

     

     

     

  • Thanksgiving at the Farm

    Nov 25 2017

    Thanksgiving at The Farm

    The ideal setting to spend time with family and friends over the holiday weekend.
    Friday–Saturday, November 24–25 • 10:00 am–4:00 pm
    Admission by donation. All dollar amounts welcome. (Visitors may donate whatever dollar amount they wish to enter the museum during Thanksgiving at The Farm. All proceeds support the museum.)

     

    Walk off your holiday meal with a stroll through the idyllic historic village at The Farmers' Museum as the museum opens its doors on the Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving Day (November 24-25 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) for Thanksgiving at The Farm. The museum is the perfect setting to spend time with family and friends over the holiday weekend. Watch our talented interpreters bake holiday treats at the Lippitt Farmhouse–then find their recipes printed for you on the press at the Middlefield Print Shop. Ride the Empire State Carousel, see the blacksmiths make cooking forks throughout the day, and savor the aroma of coffee being ground and roasted in Bump Tavern. If you still have an appetite, enjoy a snack at the museum’s Crossroads Café.

     

    Bring the entire family! Kids can catch a glimpse of the heritage-breed turkeys, visit the farm animals, or just enjoy a brisk walk around the museum's historic village. Double your fun with a visit to Fenimore Art Museum – just across the road – with several exhibitions on view including The Art of Figure Skating through the Ages: The Dick Button Collection.

     

    Find beautiful holiday items and greeting cards at The Farmers' Museum Store as well as interesting items based on the history and culture of New York and rural America. At Todd’s General Store, during Thanksgiving at The Farm, find items from our region’s past that you can’t find anywhere else. The main museum store is open for holiday shopping Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays and Thanksgiving Day) from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. through Christmas Eve.

     

    Admission to Thanksgiving at The Farm is by donation.  Visitors may donate whatever dollar amount they wish to enter the museum. (No food items, please.)

     

     

     

     

  • Museum Store Sunday

    Nov 26 2017

    MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY
    Sunday, November 26 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Visit Fenimore Art Museum’s and The Farmers’ Museum’s gift shops on Sunday, November 26, as they participate with other cultural institutions around the globe in Museum Store Sunday. This special day allows the public to show their support for the missions and programs of each participating museum–which includes over 500 museum stores in the United States and countries around the world. Museum Store Sunday offers a special shopping experience, showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts such as books, jewelry, toys, home accessories, and gourmet foods.

    At Fenimore, join radio personality Chuck D’Imperio for a book signing (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) with his new book, Upstate Uncovered, featuring a chapter on Fenimore’s Haida Totem Pole. At The Farmers’ Museum, find former Vice President of the New York City Audubon Society, Leslie T. Sharpe, signing her new book The Quarry Fox and Other Critters of the Wild Catskills (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

    Shoppers will find great gifts, holiday savings, and giveaways throughout both stores.

    - The first 15 purchases of $20 or more will receive a free Museum Store Sunday tote bag with surprise gifts inside, including the 2017 Heritage Magazine. One tote bag at each museum will have a $10 gift certificate valid for one year.

    - After visiting the Dick Button Collection, purchase Dorothy Hamill’s memoir, A Skating Life, and then receive 50% off Dick Button’s memoir, Push Dick’s Button. (Fenimore)

    - To get you in the mood for the winter season, all ice skating books will be discounted 40%. (Fenimore)

    - Buy three packs of heirloom seeds, get one pack free. (The Farmers' Museum)

    - Every purchase of our new Thaw Collection book will include a 50% off discount on any of our authentic dreamcatchers. (Fenimore)

    - Find select jewelry offered at 50% off, including the beautiful, handcrafted silver bell necklaces.

    - Treat yourself to a glass of wine in the Fenimore Cafe and you’ll receive a free Fenimore wine glass. (Fenimore)

     

     

     

    More about Museum Store Sunday

    Museum Store Sunday is managed by the Museum Store Association based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, in partnership with the United Kingdom’s Association for Cultural Enterprises, and the Museum Shops Association of Australia and New Zealand.  Participation in Museum Store Sunday is open to all independently operated museum stores and non-profit retailers located at museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, historic sites, and other unique cultural institutions in the United States and internationally.

     
     

  • New York Gives Day 2017

    Nov 28 2017

    New York Gives Day/Giving Tuesday
    Help build Zeb a shelter!
    Tuesday, November 28

    Donate here: https://www.nygivesday.org/organizations/the-farmers-museum

    Build Zeb a shelter!

    As many of you know, Zeb has been a beloved member of The Farmers' Museum family for nearly 20 years. Zeb is a 23-year old Percheron draft horse that came to the museum from Vermont in the late 1990s. Since then, Zeb has delighted thousands of museum visitors. He worked hard for many years giving wagon rides and helping us to cultivate our fields and crops.

    In 2015, Zeb began his well-deserved retirement and is currently enjoying his golden years at the Farm. He spends his days relaxing in his field, while delighting in his favorite pastime - receiving greetings and affection from our museum visitors. He is a particular fan of all the wonderful petting he receives from our youngest friends.

    While Zeb already has a comfortable stall in one of our barns and enjoys his time in his open field, we are currently raising funds to build him an additional structure in the field so that he can enjoy an extra bit of shade or shelter from the wind and rain while he's out and about.

    Please make a donation today to help us raise the funds for Zeb's new shelter!

     

    Donate here: https://www.nygivesday.org/organizations/the-farmers-museum

     

  • Beekman 1802 Shopping Days

    Nov 30 2017

    Beekman 1802 Shopping Days
    Thursday, November 30 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

    Join us for a Holiday Shopping Event at Beekman 1802 Mercantile!

    We are excited to announce an exclusive holiday shopping opportunity for our members and friends! On Thursday, November 30 from 4 – 7 p.m. Beekman 1802 Mercantile will host a holiday shopping night, with 15% of all sales during the event donated to benefit Fenimore Art Museum & The Farmers’ Museum. 

    The Mercantile, located at 187 Main Street in Sharon Springs, NY, is filled to the brim with amazing Beekman 1802 products and you’re guaranteed to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Please join us for a wonderful evening of shopping and celebrating with our neighbors at Beekman 1802!

     

  • 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 Community Bank, Smith Ford, Haggerty Ace Hardware, Cathedral Candle Company, 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.
    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.
     

     

  • A Christmas Carol

    Dec 16 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.
    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.
     

     

  • A Christmas Carol

    Dec 17 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.
    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.
     

     

  • Down on the Farm - A Weeklong Experience

    Jul 9 2018

    Down on the Farm - Weeklong Experience
    Monday–Friday, July 9-13, 2018 • 9 am–12:30 pm       

    Spend a fun-filled week experiencing life on a historic farm! Children take care of our animals each morning and have different adventures in our village each day. Down on the Farm offers a unique, hands-on way for your child to experience the Museum. Specially designed activities allow participants to see, touch, and do something out of the ordinary!

    Ages: 6–8. Maximum: 16 children; minimum: 8
    Fee: $175 or $150 for members. 

    Children should bring a bag lunch. Snacks will be provided. Program sizes are limited. Reservations are required. Please call (607) 547-1461 to register and for more information.

    Return to Programs for Kids page.