The Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum is Now Open!

Photo by Cindy Ruggieri
08/27/2020

The Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum/Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center is open and receiving visitors. After being closed due to The Covid 19 Pandemic the Museum had reopened with many new exhibits and much refurbishing. During the months that the museum was closed an entire new heating system has been installed in the museum thus  allowing the Museum to be heated throughout the winter months. The entire museum is now insulated which allows the museum to be warmer during colder months and cooler during summer months. Many areas of the museum have been painted giving them a new fresh look. The miniature circus and train exhibit room has been refurbished and new exhibits have been added. There are new children activity stations added in the museum along with 10 new photo spots where parents can take pictures of their children in farm scenes. The museum has a Dairy Room. One Room School, Blacksmith Shop, Carpenter Shop, Country Kitchen, Bedroom and Parlor, along with an implement building, room devoted to Auburn and Cayuga County Business and their growth along with an Herb garden with over 40 Herbs growing in 4 above ground planters.  There are many more exhibits to numerous to mention.

Even though many of the museums special events had to be cancelled the Museum Staff is in the process of planning for its Annual Festival of Trees Program which will run from November 21, 2020 thru January 31, 2021

The Museum has free admission and Free Parking. It is open daily Monday Thru Saturday from 10 A.M. till 4 P.M. Sundays  11 A.M. till 4 P.M. Masks and Social distancing are required but with over 18000 square  feet of exhibit space there is plenty of room for everyone.

Come rediscover the days gone by of Auburn and Cayuga County. To visit the museum’s website, click here.

 


To read more about the museum, click this link to an article by Cindy Ruggieri, in the November/December 2019 issue.

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