Reconnecting with Nature and the Past Through Workshops at The Farmers Museum in Cooperstown NY - Travel - Destinations

Reconnecting with Nature and the Past Through Workshops at The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, NY    by Erin Richardson

in Travel / Destinations    (submitted 2010-08-20)

More advanced workshops at this New York rural life museum like basic blacksmithing help hone skills or foster existing familiarity. The great thing about the Farmers' Museum's workshops is that they provide historical background and context in addition to a hands-on approach. For example, the Fall into Honey Workshop teaches participants the summer and winter habits of bees while they learn historical and modern methods for extracting honey from combs. The Letterpress Printing Workshop in October will teach how to create masterpieces of 19th century type, and the Fragrant Waters Workshop is a class that uniquely blends making fragrant floral waters and hot sauces!

Whether you're an amateur historian, foodie or decorator, the Farmers' Museum Lecture Series covers all your bases with lectures on Empire State Iron, Heirloom Vegetables and Decorating for the Holidays; these discussions can be both insightful and provocative.