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May 16, 2013

Planting Days event to kick off museum series

Planting Days: A Spring Celebration, first in a series of “Step Back in Time” Weekends, will offer the opportunity to celebrate spring as it was done in the 1840s from 10 am. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19 at the Farmers’ Museum.

Participants will be able to see a variety of historic and modern spring activities, including making spring tonics and sheep shearing. Local environmental and gardening groups will share their knowledge and offer historic vegetable seeds in six-packs participants can take home. Rare varieties of ornamental and medicinal plants will be available at the annual heritage plant sale all weekend. 

All “Step Back in Time” Weekends are at The Farmers’ Museum. Entry is included with paid museum admission. Cost is $12 for those 13 to 64, $10.50 for those 65 and older, $6 for children 7 to 12 and free for children 6 and younger, members of the New York State Historical Association and active-duty and retired career military.  

The museum is at 5785 state Highway 80 in Cooperstown. Visit FarmersMuseum.org for more information.

The heritage plant sale will continue the following weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 25 and 26 outside the museum’s main entrance.

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