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Museum Village and the Orange County Farmers’ Museum Join Forces

  |   April 4, 2012  |  Comment

Museum Village and the Orange County Farmers’ Museum are pleased to announce the addition of an Orange County Farmers’ Museum Annex located on the grounds of Museum Village.  Merging the two Museums on the same grounds gives the community at large and Orange County Tourists a broader connection with history through both museums’ extensive collections, varied exhibits, educational activities and special events.

“We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate and work in a partnership with Museum Village” says Frank Cass, President of the Orange County Farmers’ Museum.  Frank further stated, “Working with Museum Village will not only allow the Orange County Farmers’ Museum to exhibit and interpret our collection to a much broader tourist base, it will also lend the operational guidance and support for both locations of our museum that has been needed for some time.”

“Having the Farmers’ Museum at Museum Village furthers our goal to establish Museum Village as a destination in Orange County” adds Michael Sosler, General Manager of Museum Village.  “This proves our commitment to the community and vision of cooperation with other not-for-profits.  And not only does this improve the visitor experience, it makes both museums stronger as we will be able to share resources and enhance each other’s strengths.

The Orange County Farmers Museum operates in the public trust as a museum of service and interpretation in connecting objects and ideas relevant to the farming history of Orange County, New York.  We believe that our agricultural equipment collections have the power to educate, inspire and transform individuals of all ages and the local community we serve. www.ocfarmersmuseum.com

Museum Village is a living history museum preserving a vast collection of eclectic, 19th century artifacts for educational purposes. Using these artifacts and reproductions, we provide hands-on experiences and exhibits illustrating the transition from a rural to an industrial culture and economy in America, provoking thought and discussion about history. www.museumvillage.org

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