The Farmers' Museum

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About us

Cultivating an understanding of the rural heritage
that has shaped our land, communities and American culture.

By focusing on interpretive quality, authenticity and visible annual improvements, The Farmers Museum will strengthen its reputation as a highly desirable destination and regional resource (real and virtual) for adults, families, and school groups, and as a leader among outdoor history museums.

We are committed to improving visitor amenities and imparting consistency in programming and organizational performance. The staff will strive to make every interaction at the museum a positive and memorable experience.

The staff members of The Farmers' Museum and NYSHA combine their talents and energies in a friendly, engaging manner to achieve our missions. These core values guide and inspire how we define our relationships with each other and our stakeholders.

Nourishing mind, heart, and spirit.
Creating delightful and memorable experiences.
Interacting with openness, respect, and authenticity.
Connecting ideas and actions to those we serve.
Embracing different perspectives and reflecting the many cultures of New York.
Performing with creativity, resourcefulness, and leadership.


Contact information

Date Founded: 1943

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Phone: 607-547-1400

Fax: 607-547-1499

5775 Rt. 80, PO Box 30, Cooperstown, NY, 13326, US

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