Author to Talk About Barns and Dairy Farming in Upstate New York
06/28/2012 - Historian Cynthia G. Falk will discuss the great history of dairy farming in upstate New York on Sunday, July 8 at 2 p.m. at Hanford Mills Museum. Using examples from her new book, Barns of New York: Rural Architecture of New York State, she will show how the architecture of barns helped farmers to be more efficient and effective. Her lecture will feature contemporary and historic photographs of dairy barns and other agricultural buildings, both existing and long gone.
Cynthia G. Falk, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Material Culture at the Cooperstown Graduate Program of SUNY Oneonta. The talk is included with regular admission to Hanford Mills Museum. Copies of the book will be for sale, and a book signing will follow the talk.
Upcoming events at Hanford Mills Museum also include a workshop on Solar Power Basics on July 21, and a Dinner at the Mill program, catered by Fable, on July 28. For more information, www.hanfordmills.org.
About Hanford Mills Museum
Hanford Mills Museum is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays, and on holiday Mondays through Oct. 14. Hanford Mills Museum is located at 51 County Hwy. 12, at the intersection of Delaware County Routes 10 and 12, in East Meredith, NY, 10 miles from Oneonta and 15 miles from Delhi. Children 12 and under are admitted free, as are Museum members. The admission fee for adults and teens (13-64) is $8.50; and for senior citizens, $6.50. AAA and military discounts are available.
As one of only a handful of operating water-powered mills, Hanford Mills Museum has earned a place on both the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places. The mission of Hanford Mills Museum is to inspire audiences of all ages to explore connections between energy, technology, natural resources and entrepreneurship in rural communities with a focus on sustainable choices.