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 29, 2013 until November 30, 2013

Location: Farmers' Museum, 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Phone: 888-547-1450



Event Description

Discover how rural New Yorkers celebrated Thanksgiving in the 1840s at The Farmers' Museum. See traditional Thanksgiving foods prepared over the open hearth. Look in on the heritage-breed turkeys and take part as they are herded across the tavern green. Participate in chores on the farm and admire Red and Rusty, our team of oxen in training.

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. The blacksmith and printer will be practicing their trades too, just as they did 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.
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