The Harvest of History

In response to health efforts to slow and stem the spread of COVID-19, The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown have decided to cancel all school programs through May 8, 2020.  While we regret having to cancel any program, we believe it is in the best interest of the students, teachers, chaperones, and our staff.  The Museums will provide updated information as it becomes available.  

If you have any questions about the status of your school trip, please contact me at [email protected]


“The Farmers’ Museum has been built on the conviction that a people who understand their heritage are better equipped to face the present and the future.  From a knowledge of the resourcefulness, the ingenuity, the courage, the laughter of our people in the past comes a lift of the chin, a confidence in our hearts that we too shall solve our problems and look forward to the tomorrow of our children’s children.” 

                                             Louis C. Jones – 1948

And that vision continues to this day.  Working together, Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum strive to welcome and connect people to our shared cultural heritage through exhibitions and programs that engage, delight, and inspire, while we cultivate an understanding of the rural heritage that has shaped our land, communities and American culture.

Here on these pages you will find a wealth of resources for the classroom and also for your own personal edification.  We offer numerous programs for school field trips, resources for the classroom, and programming for those that are looking to grow in their personal knowledge or the knowledge of their profession.  We hope you find this helpful – Thanks for visiting!

Bring your school for a visit

There are LOTS of great ways to learn about History!

Try one of our hands-on workshops

Check out our other online resource for middle and high school teachers and students, based on the letters of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr at Fenimore Art Museum!