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Farmer’s Museum

Museum reinterpretation
The historic outdoor village at The Farmers’ Museum has been a good go-to location for people wanting to get out and do things despite the coronavirus pandemic. (contributed)

Museum reinterpretation

The Farmers’ Museum has remade itself during the pandemic
now it will turn one of its most popular weekends
into a month-long ‘Celebration’

By PATRICK DEWEY • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

As museums adapt to the coronavirus pandemic, The Farmers’ Museum has embraced its outdoor space and turned its living museum into a socially distant outing that still appeals to visitors.

With the rise of the Delta variant, the museum’s staff is replacing its weekend Harvest Festival with “Celebration of Autumn.”

The festivities are designed to spread out fall themes and happenings over a month-long period from Sept. 18 through Oct. 11. The goal is to incorporate cherished activities from the traditional weekend festival into early autumn at the museum.

Junior Livestock Show is cow-a-bunga
A cow enjoys The Farmers’ Museum Junior Livestock Show on Monday, July 12. (Kevin Limiti/AllOtsego.com).

Junior Livestock Show
is cow-a-bunga

By KEVIN LIMITI• Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

MIDDLEFIELD — The first thing noticeable at The 73rd Farmers’ Museum Junior Livestock Show is the noise.

Monday, July 12, there was loud mooing from all angles, a result of the cow show going on all morning.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Music Fest at Meadowlinks 07-12-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JULY 12

Music Fest at Meadowlinks

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MUSIC ON THE MEADOW – 7 p.m. Come out for free music by Bill Scranton and Jeff Ruzich performing Classic Jazz/Rock. Bring a chair and blanket, sit in your car, or roam the trails. Enjoy a relaxing evening out. Meadowlinks Golf Course, 476 Co. Rd. 27, Richfield Springs. 607-432-4026 or visit www.facebook.com/Oneonta-Musicians-Association-AFM-443-281548775389405/

Best Bets: July 8, 2021

Best Bets

July 8, 2021

The Friends of the Oneonta Theater are hosting a benefit car show to raise funds to purchase the historic theater. Come see 100 custom and vintage cars, enter the bucket and silent auctions, and enjoy live rockabilly music by Mark Pawkett and the Mopar Cams. Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase from Soda Jerks. Admission and parking are free. Action Lube Car Repair, 458 Chestnut St. in Oneonta from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 10. Call 607-287-8483.

Museums to offer Pride Month discount

Museums to offer
Pride Month discount

Two Cooperstown area museums are offering discounts to celebrate the end of LGBTQ Pride Month.

Anyone who shows a piece of rainbow flare, be it a clothing item, a keychain or anything else at the admission kiosk for both The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum, will receive $2 off a regular adult admission, Wednesday, June 30. People 19 and younger are admitted free to the Fenimore through Sept. 6.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a mini-meet-and-greet at 4 p.m. on the Fenimore Art Museum’s lawn.

The Pride Month discount includes admission to the Keith Haring exhibition at Fenimore Art Museum:
The exhibit features an extensive collection of more than 100 works from a private collection including lithographs, silkscreens, drawings on paper, and posters, representing the full arc of Haring’s short but prolific career. The exhibit serves as “a tribute to this iconic artist and his dedication to social justice and the betterment of youth worldwide.”

An icon of the LGBTQ community, Haring’s work reflects his fervent activism and democratic beliefs. He spent his career making posters, public art, and charitable commissions in support of nuclear de-escalation, civil rights, child welfare and AIDS aware-ness, among other vital efforts.

 

No Sugaring Sundays At Farmers’ Museum

No Sugaring Sundays

At Farmers’ Museum

In 2017, Julu Alessi, then 4, of Cooperstown, demonstrated her delight at Sugaring Off offerings, accompanied by mom Jo and sister Sofia.  (AllOTSEGO.com file photo)

COOPERSTOWN – The latest victim of COVID-19 is “Sugaring Off Sundays,” a beloved springtime staple at The Farmers’ Museum.

The museum announced Friday it has cancelled the pancake feasts, usually held each Sunday in March, as a precautionary measure, but plans are to resume it in 2022.

The Farmers’ Museum will reopen for its regular season on April 1, observing the same safety protocols as in 2020. Meanwhile,. visit FarmersMuseum.org/virtual.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Cherry Valley Christmas Carols 12-05-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5

Cherry Valley Christmas Carols

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CHRISTMAS CAROLS – 1 p.m. Enjoy great music by great musicians to put you in the holiday spirit. At the Gazebo on Main St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/

ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

Lantern Tours Begin At Farmers’ Museum

Experience 19th-Century Holiday

Lantern Tours Begin

At Farmers’ Museum

Docent Joelle LaChance leads a Holiday Lantern Tour this afternoon through The Farmers’ Museum,.  Designed to exhibit the 19th Century village “dress in its winter finery,” the hour-long tours will introduce visitors to the history, legend and lore of the museum.  The tours set off every 20 minutes from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday, and on Dec. 11-12 and 18-19.  Click here for details and reservations. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Cider Pressing Demonstration 10-17-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

Cider Pressing Demonstration

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CIDER PRESSING – 2 p.m. Learn how to make real apple cider at demonstration of old fashioned cider press. Continues till apples are gone. Also find, apple cider donuts, homemade icecream. Polar Bear Homemade Ice Cream & More!, 5212 St. Hwy. 28 S., Oneonta. 607-434-0148 or visit www.facebook.com/Polar-Bear-Homemade-Ice-Cream-More-538187663021144/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Photography At The Museums 10-05-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 5

Photography At The Museums

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PHOTOGRAPHY – 6:45 a.m. Take a camera to explore Otsego Lake at sunrise with photographer Kevin Gray providing tips on composition, lighting, more. Registration required. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

PHOTO EXCURSION – 5 p.m. Join photographer Kevin Gray for a walk through the historic village during the Golden Hour at sunset, after the museum is closed to take gorgeous photos. Gray will provide tips on composition, lighting, camera techniques, more. Cost, $17/non-member. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.facebook.com/farmersmuseum/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Farmers’, Fenimore Art Museum Open For Independence Day Holiday 07-03-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 3

Farmers’, Fenimore Museums

Open For Holiday Weekend

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MUSEUMS OPEN – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Farmers’ Museum & Fenimore Art Museum plan opening for holiday weekend featuring safety precautions, limited admission. Farmers’ Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, St. Rt. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/reopen2020/

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