Once Upon a Farm Museum
The Museum, which opened in 2008, offers a glimpse of a workng dairy farm in 1880 and
provides some of the history of Muscoot Farm. The museum is organized into themed areas and when viewed collectively provides a frame of reference for your visit.
From Farm to Market
Farm to Market introduces Muscoot Farm as one of Northern Westchester’s Dairy Farms
which supplied New York City with fresh milk through the 1930s.
Muscoot on the Move
Muscoot on the Move explains how the buildings and house were moved to accomodate the development of the Reservoir System.
Authorized by the New York State Legislature in 1837, the establishment of the watershed to provide a clean water supply for New York City left a permanent impression on the local area.
The Rhythm of the Seasons
Rhythm of the Seasons showcases farm work that occurs at different times of the farm year. This exhibit
includes gardening, animal birthing, haying, corn harvesting, maple syruping and ice harvesting.
The Rhythm of the Day
Rythym of the Day demonstrates the daily chores that comprised a day at Muscoot Farm.
The day started with hand-milking at 6:30 am – before breakfast – and ended when supper was cleaned up and the next day planned.
Playtime and Farm Tools
Playtime is an area of particular interest. It illustrates the many toys and games
played when the family had leisure time, which for farm families was usually on Sundays.
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