Visitors to Sugaring Off Sundays at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown enjoy the sweet taste of jack wax, an old tradition in maple syrup country.  (Photo by Zach Winnie)Cooperstown, N.Y. - Join The Farmers' Museum for what has become a springtime tradition for families and friends throughout the region, Sugaring Off Sundays.  This annual event, which honors the maple sugaring season, will be held each Sunday in March (March 6, 13, 20, and 27).  The event features historic and contemporary sugaring demonstrations, children's activities and more. A full pancake breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with other activities scheduled 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  You'll be treated to demonstrations of traditional of maple sugaring. Other hands-on demonstrations will allow you to participate and experience aspects of this time-honored practice. Children's activities will take place in the Filer's Corners Schoolhouse throughout the day and maple cooking demonstrations will be held in the More House. Visitors are invited to have a taste of "jack wax" - hot maple syrup poured over snow! The blacksmith will also be working in his shop - stop in to watch a true craftsman. In addition, the Empire State Carousel, a favorite attraction at The Farmers' Museum, will be open.  You can also find spring items, unique gifts, crafts, and books at The Farmers' Museum Store and Todd's General Store.  As part of The Museum's efforts to "go green," Sugaring Off Sundays will feature biodegradable utensils and plates along with tabletop signage encouraging patrons to help reduce waste. Admission to Sugaring Off Sundays is $8 for adults; $4 for children age 7 to 12; and free for children 6 and under. Admission includes full breakfast. No reservations are required.  Visit FarmersMuseum.org for more information.

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Photo Caption: Visitors to Sugaring Off Sundays at The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown enjoy the sweet taste of jack wax, an old tradition in maple syrup country.  (Photo by Zach Winnie) More images are available.  The Press is welcome to attend and photograph a Sugaring Off Sundays event.  To arrange, please contact Todd Kenyon - see contact info above. About The Farmers' Museum As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, a late- nineteenth-century Country Fair featuring The Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers' Museum's outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.

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For more information or images, please contact: Todd Kenyon, Public Relations New York State Historical Association Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers' Museum Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: t.kenyon@nysha.org