National Buffalo Wing Festival
on Display at NYS Farmer's Museum
June 19, 2011
By Christina Abt
In 1944 the New York State Farmer’s Museum first opened its doors in Cooperstown, with a mission to cultivate an understanding of the rural heritage that has shaped our land, communities and American culture. Since then, the museum has expanded its collection of farm tools, objects and artifacts and instituted rotating educational displays and workshops that attract tourists from around the world.
So what does the farm museum have to do with the National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival? Well believe it or not, the farm museum contacted us earlier this year and asked for some Wing Festival Swag for an upcoming exhibit entitled, New York’s Good Eats! Our Fabulous Foods. Of course we said yes, right away, and shipped off some wing sauce, posters, hats, tee shirts, comic books and a great wide angle lens shot of our Chicken Wing Eating Contest.
Museum officials were kind enough to send us this photo of our display that they created. And we are honored to be highlighted in the first sentence of the museum’s website description of their exhibit, “Do the words, ‘Buffalo Wings’ make your mouth water…”
If you get a chance to travel to Cooperstown, check out the farm museum and our chicken wing display. The exhibit runs through October 30 and info about the museum is available at www.farmersmuseum.org.