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November 21, 2012

Experience Thanksgiving traditions of the past

Staff Report
Cooperstown Crier

---- — The Farmers’ Museum will reopens its doors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday to celebrate Thanksgiving as it was in the 1840s. 

Visitors will see traditional Thanksgiving foods prepared over the open hearth at the Lippitt Farmhouse, see heritage-breed turkeys, ride the Empire State Carousel, or walk around the museum’s historic village. Attendees can also learn about unusual 19th-century digestive medicines as they are created at Dr. Thrall’s Pharmacy and see the blacksmith create kitchen utensils used in the 1840s. The Farmers’ Museum Store, Todd’s General Store and Crossroads Café will also be open.

Admission is $10 for adults, $9 those age 65 and older, $5.50 for children age 7 to 12 and free for children younger than 6 and for members of the New York State Historical Association.

Visit FarmersMuseum.org for a complete schedule of activities.