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Experience Thanksgiving Traditions of the Past at The Farmers' Museum

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

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

Location: Farmers' Museum, 5785 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Phone: 607-547-1450

Email: info@nysha.org

Link: http://www.farmersmuseum.org

Event Description

Discover how rural New Yorkers celebrated Thanksgiving in the 1840s. 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.
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