1906 Case Steam Engine

| November/December 1984

  • Case steam engine

  • Case steam engine

This 1906 Case steam engine, which was completely restored two years ago, is featured in an exhibition entitled 'A Century of Change in Upstate New York, 1790-1890' at the Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, New York. The exhibition traces major changes which affected the every-day life of the people in rural New York state, giving an overview of settlement patterns, the development of village life, the rise of industry, and how agriculture and domestic life were affected by these.

Cooperstown, which is located in central New York (70 miles west of Albany and 30 miles south of the Thruway), is called New York's 'Village of Museums.' Here there is something for every one baseball memorabilia in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; folk art, fine art, and historical artifacts (including much related to the novelist James Fennimore Cooper) in Fennimore House; and exhibits representing rural life in 18th- and 19th-century New York in the Farmers' Museum. The Village Crossroads is a collection of fourteen buildings presenting the history of a time when the home and small community were the center of rural life.

For more information, write to Maria Zamelis, Associate in Public Relations, the Farmers' Museum, Inc., Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326.