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.