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The image shows an interior detail of the Springfield Grange No. 1523 located in Springfield, New York. In the image, the kitchen is in view through a pass-through serving area. In view in the kitchen are two round tables with one chair at the closest table. The stove, cupboards and various kitchen pots and pans can be seen. The wall surrounding the pass-through is decorated with ivy wallpaper. On the reverse of the photograph is handwritten: KITCHEN/SPRINGFIELD GRANGE # 1523/2001/ANDY BAUGNET.

 

Last year, we were named to the Board of Trustees of the Farmers Museum in Cooperstown, NY.  The mission of the museum is to cultivate an understanding of the rural heritage that has shaped our land, communities and American culture.

One of our favorite collections of the museum is the vast photo archive.

Plowline: Images of Rural New York is a collecting initiative. The Farmers’ Museum, with the generous support of the Gipson Family, is actively assembling original photography that documents changes in agricultural practice, rural life and farming families in New York State from the 19th century through the present.

Each week on Beekman 1802 we’ll highlight a photo from the collection that not only depicts where WE come from but where we ALL come from.

 

To learn more about the museum or plan a visit on your next trip to Sharon Springs, click here

by Josh and Brent

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Rose Marie

We love visiting The Farmers Museum. I remember that wallpaper. My friend Vivian had it in her kitchen.

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