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Discover How Plants Were Used as Medicine in the 19th Century at Herbal Remedies Weekend

Written By Editor on 6/13/22 | 6/13/22


Discover How Plants Were Used as Medicine in the 19th Century at Herbal Remedies Weekend



Herbal Remedies Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, June 18–19 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, NY


Cooperstown, New York — Learn the various ways plants were used as medicine and how they were produced in the mid 19th century during The Farmers’ Museum’s Herbal Remedies Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Watch the blacksmith create lab equipment used in the distillation of medical extracts. Tour our medical specimen garden. See medical broadsides and pamphlets handset and printed on our own vintage presses. Interpreters will show and discuss simple home remedies that every farm family was well versed in producing. You’ll also find everything else that makes the Museum a great day trip—the friendly baby farm animals, the Cardiff Giant, the Empire State Carousel, Todd’s General Store, and much more!


Entry to Herbal Remedies Weekend is included with regular museum admission. All fathers are admitted free on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 19). The Museum has teamed up with Museums for All, which provides those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits with free admission, for up to four people. 


Also on Saturday, sign up for our Balms and Salves Workshop (June 18 at 1:00 p.m.) where you’ll learn how to make tinctures, extracts, balms, salves, and rubs. Make your own to take home! ($80/$70 Members) Find a link to register on our calendar at


The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 Route 80 in Cooperstown, just north of the village. Visit for more information.




About The Farmers’ Museum

As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, the Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.

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