Experience Thanksgiving Traditions of the Past at The Farmers' Museum

By WKTV News

Event Details

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Daily at 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM from November 23, 2012 until November 24, 2012

Location: 5785 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Phone: 607-547-1450



Event Description

Discover how rural New Yorkers celebrated Thanksgiving in the 1840s when The Farmers' Museum re-opens its doors on the Friday and Saturday following the holiday. Visitors will see traditional Thanksgiving foods prepared over the open hearth at the rustic Lippitt Farmhouse. Look in on the heritage-breed turkeys of all ages: poults, teenagers, hens and toms. See their unusual turkey house and its historic wattle design. Ride the Empire State Carousel, or just enjoy a peaceful walk around the museum's historic village. You can also learn about unusual 19th-century digestive medicines as they are created at Dr. Thrall's Pharmacy and see the blacksmith create kitchen utensils used in the 1840s.

Beautiful holiday items and greeting cards are in stock at The Farmers' Museum Store.
Original and reproduction 19th-century products such as ceramics, glassware, band boxes, tinware, brooms, candles, soaps, candies, toys and games can all be found in Todd's General Store in the museum's Historic Village.

Stop by the Crossroads Café, located next to Bump Tavern, for fresh homemade soups and chili, hot drinks, and freshly baked goodies.

Admission for the museum and its special Thanksgiving event: $10 adults, $9 seniors (age 65 and over), $5.50 children age 7-12, free for children 6 and under. Also, members of the New York State Historical Association admitted free. Visit for a complete schedule of activities.
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