Second Annual Cheese Festival

Saturday May 3, 2025

10 A.M. till 4 P.M.

Local Cheese Makers Giving Demonstrations, Giving Out Samples, Products For Sale

Free Samples of Locally Made Cheese

Free Horse & Wagon Rides

Free Model T Rides

Free Popcorn and Lemonade

Cheese Lunch Items Available To Purchase for Lunch


Games and Activities for the Kids

Cheese Give Away

Much Much More

Fun and Educational For All


Be A 2025 Museum Patron

Museum 2025 Patron Campaign Begins October 1, 2024

Help the Museum Grow in 2024

5 Different Levels Of Giving

$750 or More Diamond Level

$500.00 Gold Level

$250.00 Silver Level

$100.00 Bronze Level

Under $100.00 Copper Level

All Patrons are invited to a Recognition dinner in April 2024

Name Appears on Patron Boards in Museum and Ed Center

Send your Checks To

Tim Quill Museum Director

Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum

6880 East Lake Road Rt. 38A

Auburn, New York 13021

Make Checks Payable to Friends of The Ag Museum

All Donations Tax Deductible and go directly to enhance museum and its programs


Twelfth Annual Festival Of Trees

A Holiday Tradition

November 17, 2024 till January 31, 2025

Over 180 Trees of Different Sizes and Shapes Decorated throughout the Heated Museum

Museum Decorated For Holiday Season

Open 10 A.M. till 7 P.M. 7 Days a Week

From November 17 thru December 30

Open 10 A.M. till 4 P.M. December 31 thru January 31

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

Free Parking, Admission, Coffee and Hot Chocolate


Martha Shaw Harvesting History Series

Second Thursday of Each Month

(Excludes December, July and August)

6 P.M. at Museum

Thursday May 9, 2024

History of Fort Hill Cemetery

Presenter Laurel Auchampaugh

Thursday June 13, 2024

Snow Date For Any Cancelled Presentation


History of Emerson Park

Presenter Robert Norton

All Programs are Open to The Public

Free Admission and Parking

Refreshments Served

Donations Appreciated

September 12, 2024 History Of Basket Making

Presenter Steve Cotton

October 10, 2024 Making Forge Jewelry

Adrienne Peltz

November 14, 2024

History of New Hopes Mills

Dale Weed

No Program in December Festival of Trees


Fourth Annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

Sunday March 23, 2025

Thru Saturday April 19, 2025

Seven Days a Week 10 A.M. till 4 P.M.

3 Age levels

There are 50 Easter Eggs Hidden Throughout the Museum for each of the 3 age categories

For each category there are a list of clues to help you find the eggs

Read the clue and locate the egg. On the line at the end of the clue write down the location of the egg

When you have found all 50 eggs and have written down their locations on the entry form hand in your entry to the Museum Aid in attendance

The Museum Aid will give you your special Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt Prize

Every participant is a winner and will receive a prize

Free Admission and Parking


Christmas Open House

Sunday December 12, 2024

10 A.M. till 4 P.M.

Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

Free Model “T” Rides (Weather Permitting)

Music and Entertainment


Kids Activities Santa Arrives at 12 Noon By Horse Drawn Wagon

Visit Santa From 12-3:30

Festival of Trees on going Over 140 Trees Decorated and on Display


Old Fashion Halloween

Saturday October 19, 2024

10 A.M. till 4 P.M.

Trick or Treating at 11:00 A.M. till 11:30 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. till 2 P.M.

Costume Parade at 11:30 A.M. and 2 P.M. with Prizes for all Participants

Pumpkin Carving 10:30 A.M. till 3:30 P.M.

Free Horse and Wagon Rides, Free Model “T” Rides Music, Refreshments

Free Admission and Parking

Blacksmith Demonstrations

Kids Activities


Halloween Witch Hat Hunt

Fourth Annual Halloween Witch Hat Hunt

Tuesday October 1 thru Thursday October 31, 2024

Museum Hours Monday Thru Saturday 10 A.M. till 4 P.M.

Sunday 10 A.M. till 4 P.M.

There will be 50 Witches Hats Hidden throughout the museum. Using the clues provided find the 50 witches hats. Record findings on entry form. Submit the form to Museum Aid and collect your Halloween Goodie Bag

Everyone Participating will receive a goodie bag when your entry is turned in

Free and Open to The Public

Come Join The Fun


Festival Of Trees 2024

A Christmas Tradition

November 17, 2024 thru January 31, 2025


November 17 thru December 30, 2024 10 A.M. till 7 P.M.

December 31, 2024 thru January 31, 2025 10 A.M. till 4 P.M.

Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day

Over 180 Christmas Trees of every size and shape decorated with many different themes

All inside

the museum is heated

Free admission, Parking, Coffee and Hot Chocolate

Museum Decorated for the Holidays