About Us

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The Orange County Farmers’ Museum is a private, non-profit organization solely supported by donations, events and programs held on the grounds.  In addition to our exhibits, the museum provides various educational activities for children and adults.


With a special license to operate within a County Park the Orange County Farmers Museum is 100% staffed and operated by volunteers who dedicate over 2500 hours each season to offer the communities and those visiting with free events and activities that are suitable for the entire family.
The Museum is chartered by the New York State Department of Education, Board of Regents.

Our Mission

The Orange County Farmers Museum operates in the public trust as a museum of service and interpretation in connecting objects and ideas relevant to the farming history of Orange County, New York.  We believe that our agricultural equipment collections have the power to educate, inspire and transform individuals of all ages and the local community we serve.


Riki Lent, Director

Frank Cass Jr., President & Chairman of the Board

Heather Tancredi, Secretary

Open Seat, Vice President

Open Seat, Treasurer



Rich Weishaar, Maintenance Shop

Robert Reynolds, Beekeeper

James Malloy, Tractor Pulls

Richard Samson, Buildings & Grounds

Lisa Salma, Event Coordination & Collection Management – Inventory & Research

Don Blair, Grounds Maintenance

Jeff Mitchell, All Around

Alex Hylas, Animal Maintenance