Hanford Mills to expand “Explore More” Program Ahead of 2023 Season

Hanford Mills Museum News Release
For Immediate Release

January 31, 2023

Contact: Kajsa Harley, Hanford Mills Museum, [email protected], 607/278.5744
  Susan O’Handley, Central NY Mobile Marketing, [email protected], 607/643.5680

Hanford Mills to expand “Explore More” Program Ahead of 2023 Season: Program Continues in 2023

[East Meredith, NY] Hanford Mills Museum invites regional businesses and organizations to participate in the 2023 Explore More! Collaborative Partner Program.  Explore More! launched in the summer of 2021 through various funding sources to support the promotion of our regional assets.  As part of the program, a section of the hanfordmills.org website was dedicated to enhance visibility of partners in order to become a meaningful area resource for community members, business partners and tourism guests.  These pages continue to be within the top ten most viewed pages at the Hanford Mills Museum website.  In 2023, there is expanded visibility for Explore More! program partners through the addition of search and display ads through the GoogleAds program for non-profits.

The ExploreMore! Program provides information about ‘more’ things to do in our region: including places to visit and things to see; where to find food & provisions; and local treasures for retail shopping.  In 2022, calendar event promotions were added to the program.  In 2023, the program is continuing through the fiscal sponsorship of Hanford Mills Museum, making it possible to offer the opportunity at no cost to participating partners.  The program, now in its third year, continues to be administered by Susan O’Handley, Central NY Mobile Marketing, on behalf of Hanford Mills Museum.  

New businesses and organizations can apply to participate at the Hanford Mills Museum website at the link below.  It is requested that all new applications be submitted by March 15, 2023 so that new content can be incorporated into the website in time for spring and summer updates.

New Partner Application: https://bit.ly/3J01PtY

Hanford Mills Museum looks forward to promoting our region’s assets in 2023 through the Explore More! program and working with our partners to provide this valuable local resource.  

About Hanford Mills Museum

Hanford Mills Museum is located at 51 County Hwy. 12, at the intersection of Delaware County Routes 10 and 12, in East Meredith, NY, 10 miles from Oneonta and 15 miles from Delhi. Children 12 and under are admitted free, as are Museum members.  The Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays, May 15 through October 15.

As one of only a handful of operating water-powered mills, Hanford Mills Museum has earned a place on both the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places.  The mission of Hanford Mills Museum is to inspire audiences of all ages to explore connections among energy, technology, natural resources and entrepreneurship in rural communities with a focus on sustainable choices.  

For more information, visit www.hanfordmills.org or call 607.278.5744.



Contact: Kajsa Harley, Hanford Mills Museum, [email protected], 607/278.5744
  Susan O’Handley, Central NY Mobile Marketing, [email protected], 607/643.5680


Zadock Pratt Museum

14540 Main Stree
Prattsville, NY 12468

The Zadock Pratt Museum offers exhibits about Catskills history with special focus on Zadock Pratt & the history of the Town of Prattsville.

Website: https://zadockprattmuseum.org/

Hours: Sat. & Sun. 10 am-5 pm, Memorial Day Sat. to Columbus Day Sat.

Special Instructions: None

Phone: 518-299-3395
Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 Protocols: Masks, social distancing, sanitizing station, limit of 10 visitors max at a time

The Ponds at Natural Gardens – Restaurant, Brewery

304 Sutherland Road
East Meredith, NY 13757

The Ponds at Natural Gardens is a full-service restaurant with a brewery & NYS tasting room.

Website: http://thepondsatnaturalgardens.com/

Hours: Thurs/Fri 4-9pm Sat 12noon-9pm Sun 12 noon-7pm Winter we open at 4pm all days

Special Instructions: Reservations recommended.

Phone: 607-746-6199
Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 Protocols: All tables are six feet or more apart. We have also expanded outdoor seating.

West Kortright Centre

49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY 13757

A close neighbor of Hanford Mills, the West Kortright Centre offers concerts, workshops, family programs, and other performing arts & community events. (It is also a wifi hotspot.)

Website: https://westkc.org/

Hours: Open for scheduled events; see website, social media for details and updates

Special Instructions: To manage mandated capacity maximums, all 2021 events are ticketed, pre-sales only. Visit the website or social media for more information or call (607) 278-5454.

Phone: (607) 278-5454
Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 Protocols: In 2021, all events will be held outdoors. The WKC adhered to state and local guidelines about reduced capacity and all other restrictions. Masks are required; attendees must stay with their own ‘pods’.

Wayside Cider

55 Redden Lane
Andes, NY 13731

Wayside Cider is a farm cidery where we forage and incorporate wild apples from the area to create a variety of distinctive, enjoyable beverages.

Website: http://www.waysidecider.com/

Hours: Friday-Sunday, 12-8pm, changes with seasons.

Special Instructions: No reservations, first come first serve, but with our largely outside space, volume is dependent on weather conditions.

Phone: 845-676-6002
Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 Protocols: We currently incorporate space between tables.

Union Grove Distillery

43311 State Hwy 28
Arkville, NY 12406

Union Grove Distillery is a NYS Farm Distillery offering local craft spirits which are all distilled and bottled on-site. Stop in for a free tasting of our vodka, rye whiskey, gin and maple spirit. Our craft cocktail lounge offers a great selection of craft cocktails. Children and well behaved pets are allowed.

Website: https://www.uniongrovedistillery.com/

Hours: Check website for current hours as they are subject to change

Special Instructions: No reservations needed.

Phone: 6072870208
Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 Protocols: we follow all NY guidelines as related to a restaurant. Masks on when not seated. ^ ft table spacing and a rigid cleaning and sanitizing schedule.

Strickland Hollow Farm & Distillery

9483 State Highway 28
Meridale, NY 13806

Strickland Hollow is a farm distillery and apple orchard offering tours and tastings. They also host events and are a venue for events and weddings. A second location in Delhi, NY offers a tasting room and bottle shop that sells fine wine, spirits, cider and beer all from New York. The Delhi tasting room is currently open Thursday-Sunday.

Website: https://www.stricklandhollowfarm.com/

Hours: Fluctuate. By appointment.

Special Instructions: Appointments are required for the farm.

Phone: 443-310-0397
Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 Protocols: The farm is outdoors. We are both vaccinated.

Roxbury Arts Group

5025 Vega Mountain Road
Roxbury, NY 12373

The Roxbury Arts Group offers year-round performances, concerts, exhibits, and workshops.

Website: https://roxburyartsgroup.org/

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am – 3pm and other times to accommodate programming and performances

Special Instructions: Please visit website or FB page for most up-to-date information.

Phone: 607.326.7908
Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 Protocols: Multiple protocols – dependent of the event, venue, size of audience, etc.

Swart-Wilcox House Museum

1 Wilcox Avenue
Oneonta, NY 13820

The Swart-Wilcox House Museum is an 1807 German Palatine venacular house that is the oldest house in the City of Oneonta. Built by Revolutionary War soldier, Lawrence Swart, it has been home to only two families in over 200 years. The house has been restored to the 1870-1910 era when the Henry Wilcox family lived there. The house reflects the inflluences and styles of Oneonta and that era, including farming, railroad, business, educational, and family activites.

Website: NYHeritage website.