farmers-museum.JPGCooperstown, N.Y. - The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown will celebrate its season re-opening Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April 1-3) with FREE admission for kids 12 & under, FREE rides on The Empire State Carousel, and FREE horse-drawn wagon rides each day. Bring the whole family anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to get reacquainted with their friendly barnyard animals and to see the preparations for plantingspring vegetables.  Walk through the Historic Village as it wakes up from its winter hibernation and say "hello" to the blacksmith and other craftspeople. Admission prices for opening weekend - April 1-3: $12.00 (adults13-64); $10.50 (seniors 65 and up); FREE (children 12 and under).  NYSHA members are always free. Craft workshops begin at The Farmers' Museum on April 9th with Gardening with Heirloom Vegetables.  For more information about events and activities at The Farmers' Museum, visit FarmersMuseum.org.

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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 authenticdemonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register forHistoric 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 toplows. 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. 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