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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Farmers Museum

Central Bridge,  NY

Pleased to see Mike and Pat McFall as newest followers.   Mike and Pat are distributors for the Pressure Pro Tire Monitoring System.    We would not be without it.   It is a sad fact but most RV manufacturers put inferior, cheap tires on their rigs.    In our first year traveling with our Montana we had to replace all four tires.  Twice we were close to blowouts but the Pressure Pro System saved our butts!    We tell everyone we know that does not have a tire monitoring system,  get one ASAP.    And if you are looking for a professional distributor, give the McFall's a try.

Yesterday we drove over to Cooperstown, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.   We are not huge fans of baseball and tend to only follow it when the Phillies are in the playoffs or World Series.   Wasn't too sure if touring the Hall of Fame would be of interest, so instead we went to The Farmers Museum.  Cost - $12.00/ $10.50 Seniors.

The museum sits of 120 aches that overlook Otsego Lake.  The museum has a world-renown collection of artifacts related to farm life and communities, particularly those that document 19th century agricultural technology.

In the lobby of the Museum Entry building is this display.  A hoax that traveled with P.T. Barnum show.  On a side note:   When my second cousin did extensive research on our families genealogy,  P. T. Barnum appears.

There are 29 structures in the complex including a working farm and farmhouse.   The building were originally built from the late 1700's to the mid 1800's and moved here for educational purposes.

Federal Style More House built in 1818 outside Roxbury, Delaware County, NY.

Bump tavern built around 1795 in Windham, NY.  The Greek Revival porch was added in 1843.

The one newer structure is The Empire State Carousel.  It was started in 1980 and took over 20 years to complete.  More than a 1,000 volunteer artisans from across NY worked on it.

No farmyard is complete without Momma hen and her chicks.

We found these ducks very beautiful with the sleek black coloring with green and blue tones in the neck.  Does anyone what they are called?


Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Interesting and fun day.

Laurie and George said...

Looks like a cool place to go through. I especially like the carousel!

JOJO said...

I love to visit old buildings on a history tour. These old farm buildings and houses always did interest me. Thanks for sharing you day.

blog team said...

Thanks for visiting The Farmers' Museum! The breed of our ducks are Cayuga.

-Kajsa Sabatke, Manager of Public Programs, The Farmers' Museum