Named for her ancestor, Susan Cooper, the granddaughter of the novelist James Fenimore Cooper, Weil’s exhibit has helped bring in more local visitors.
Although the Farmers’ Museum attendance numbers were not as high, they did increase their attendance this year.
“I took my youngest grandson, Benny, to ride the carousel,” said Lorinda Morgan, of Treadwell. “The New York Sculptures adorning the carousel are spectacular. I took my grandchildren to ride the carousel, and I ended up dragging them out of the old school house.”
Although she has visited myriad museums world wide, Morgan said she has a special place in her heart for her local enclaves, citing the Fenimore and the Farmers’ as two of her favorites.
‘The kids were enthralled, sitting in the desks, stripped of all chances of facebook, tweet, post, text,” she said. “They actually never wanted to leave. Needless to say, what started out as a ride, turned into a true learning experience.”