The Farmers' Museum

The Farmers' Museum

Step back in time! The Farmers’ Museum offers a unique opportunity to experience nineteenth century life firsthand. Our recreated 1845 village includes an active blacksmith shop, print shop, pharmacy, broom-making shop, and working farm. Students can take a themed tour that explains what it was like to grow up in the 1800s, combine history with science to learn about simple machines, or explore career options in the 1840s. The Farmers’ Museum also offers workshops that give students a chance to roll up their sleeves and get their hands on history, art, math and science in a fun way! Through interactive activities such as blacksmithing, sewing, farming, and letterpress printing, students gain an understanding of community life in the 1840s. Year-round programs are designed to satisfy specific NYS and Common Core learning standards. Distance learning is also available, and tours can be scheduled to include activities at Fenimore Art Museum across the street. Tours cost $4-$6 per student. For more information, visit their website under “For Teachers,” or request a brochure.

Location: 

5775 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY  13326

 
Phone number: 
607-547-1461
Website: 

www.farmersmuseum.org