hanford mills museum

Happenin’ Otsego: 02-20-24

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Winter Break Program at the Yager Museum MUSEUM PROGRAM—12:30-3:30 p.m. “World of Water” program held through 2/23. Week of activities for families and children in partnership with Hanford Mills Museum. Water-related games, crafts, more. Free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments served. Yager Museum of Art and Culture, Hartwick College, 1 Hartwick Drive, Oneonta. (607) 431-4480 or visit…


News Briefs: August 9, 2023

The City of Oneonta will host a “welcome home” block party at the corner of Dietz and Main streets from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 12. Local organizations will have tables with community resource information and all residents are encouraged to attend, mingle and welcome new neighbors. The party will feature a Q&A with Mayor Mark Drnek, street painting by artist and Common Council member Emily Falco, and street games and activities.…

News Briefs, June 16, 2023

Swart-Wilcox House Museum Open This Sunday; Museum Features Herbal Remedies Weekend; Hanford Mills Museum Exploration Day Series Begins June 17; and more…


Hanford Mills Exploration Day

Hanford Mills Exploration Day The 2022 exploration days at Hanford Mills are designed to give visitors a chance to explore the mill and experience a variety of engaging activities and programs. “Our Exploration Day, Metal at the Mill, will focus on the sustainable use of metals and a variety of other materials,” Kajsa Harley, Executive Director said. “Thanks to a generous sponsorship by NCYM Insurance, admission to this Exploration Day will be free.” SUNY Delhi’s Sustainability Program and Green Team…


Hanford Mills correction

Hanford Mills tours Wednesdays through Sundays Let’s correct our editing error from last week’s edition of “Summer Dreams” and the story about Hanford Mills Museum in East Merideth. Please note that the Museum offers tours Wednesdays through Sundays. The guided tours take place Wednesdays through Sundays at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m., and are limited to 20 guests per tour. Hanford Mills recommends reservations – visitors can call 607-278-5744 or visit to reserve your spot.…


Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum cancelled

Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum cancelled The Ice Harvest Festival was cancelled at the Hanford Mills Museum due to the museum site being “dangerously slippery” from the snow and ice storm on Thursday and Friday, according to a recorded message on the Hanford Mills Museum phone line. The Ice Harvest Festival website said frozen water on the site, including Mill Pond, created dangerous conditions. “We were very much look forward to hosting an in-person Ice Harvest after having…

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Putting the Community Back Into the Newspaper

Now through July 31st, new or lapsed annual subscribers to the hard copy “Freeman’s Journal” (which also includes unlimited access to, or electronically to, can also give back to one of their favorite Otsego County charitable organizations.

$5.00 of your subscription will be donated to the nonprofit of your choice:

Cooperstown Farmers’ Market, Cooperstown Food Pantry, Greater Oneonta Historical Society or Super Heroes Humane Society.