Visit The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown to hear author Nancy Huxtable Mohr discuss the Civil War and its impact on farming communities in rural New York,
using her own research including letters, diaries, and family lore for context. The lecture will intercut poems from her new book, "The Well, Poems from Twin Pines Farm," to illustrate the war experience and her ancestors' responses.
Nancy Huxtable Mohr was born a farmer's daughter, raised on Twin Pines, a two-hundred-year-old family farm in Upstate New York. She graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree and has a California State Teacher's Credential. She now lives in Northern California with her husband Larry. She has worked in the arts both professionally and as a volunteer for 50 years. She has taught poetry in schools and a women's jail with California Poets in the Schools and has published her poetry in literary journals. This is her first book.
The lecture takes place on Saturday, July 14, from 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. in the museum's Historic Village and is included with regular paid museum admission.
The museum is open daily this summer from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Admission: Adults and juniors (ages 13-64): $12.00; seniors (65+): $10.50; youth (7-12): $6.00; children (6 and under): free. Museum members are always admitted free, as are active-duty and retired career military. Through Labor Day, active-duty military and up to five family members are admitted free, through the Blue Star Museum program. Find a $2.00-off regular adult admission coupon on our website at FarmersMuseum.org/hops.
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.