New York State Farm Show Demonstrations February 23-25, 2023
Members of the Woodworkers of Central New York will return to the Daniel Parrish Witter Agricultural Museum to demonstrate woodworking during the 2023 New York State Farm Show. For this event, the Woodworkers deviate from our usual non-electrified tool demonstrations in the Museum. We use electrified tools - two lathes, the scrollsaw, and other items along with demos of hand carving, and hand tool use! Our treadle lathe used during the NYS Fair is there but not operated full time. One of our new members, Martin Meiss, setup by the cabin and built a new bench for the cabin using only hand tools and slabs of wood milled and donated by Charlie LaPrease. This was the fourth year the Friends of the Witter Museum opened the Museum during the annual Farm Show. This 95-year-old building is traditionally open only during the New York State Fair. Despite the cold, wind, and occasional snow, we expect even more visitors this year. Many of our visitors in the past noted that they've been coming to the Fairgrounds for 50 years and never knew the building was there! The collection curators, the Friends of the Witter Museum, continue to update the exhibits. Enjoy the photos galleries below. We have galleries showing our participation in 2022, 2020, and 2019. We will add photos from the 2023 event shortly. Also, there is a gallery showing the updated Museum and the crowds we had at times during the event.
Our Participation in the 2022 New York State Farm Show!
Our Participation in the 2020 New York State Farm Show!
Some Photos of the Museum
Our Participation in 2019
Mitch Works to Sharpen Saws & Planes During the 3 Days