Start Date: Nov. 29, 2013 End Date: Nov. 30, 2013 Time: 10:00 AM
Experience Thanksgiving Traditions of the Past at The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, November 29-30, from 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Discover how rural New Yorkers celebrated Thanksgiving in the 1840s at The Farmers' Museum, the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday.
See traditional Thanksgiving foods prepared over the open hearth at the rustic Lippitt Farmhouse. 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.
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.