The Tilly Foster Farm museum is a preservation, farming and educational endeavor of The Society for the Preservation of Putnam County Antiquities and Greenways, Inc. (aka Preserve Putnam County) a nonprofit 501(c)(3) orgnization, and its founder, George Whipple.
The goals of Preserve Putnam County are to keep Tilly Foster Farm free and open to the people of Putnam County; Make the farm self-sufficient to reduce burden on the taxpayer; build a world class farm museum exhibiting rare and endangered early American farm animals; and finally, to educate the public about farming, local history and animal husbandry.
Rare and Endangered Early American Farm Animals:
Tilly Foster Farm is home to several rare breeds of early American Farm animals. Learn more here.
Antique Farm Equipment and Tractor Museum: Housed at Tilly Foster Farm in Building 8 and the Main Barn, is a unique collection of farm equipment and tractors. Learn more here.
Educational Programs: In addition to activities offered as part of our public programming for special events, Tilly Foster Farm offers an array of environmental and farm education programs for schools, youth groups and tours. Read more in our brochure. You may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rentals: The Lodge building is available for meetings and parties. Special birthday events and tours may be arranged. View our Rentals page.
Membership: Join Tilly Foster Farm and support a unique farm preservation program in your backyard! Membership benefits are listed on our Member Page.
Volunteering: Interested in volunteering should take the time to print and fill out this form.
History of the Farm: The 199 acres that make up the current Tilly Foster Farm were once part of a larger tract. learn more about the Farm’s history on our History page.