Time and the Valleys Museum Now Open
GRAHAMSVILLE, June 2022 — The Time and the Valleys Museum, on State Route 55 in Grahamsville opened for the season on Memorial Day Weekend.
The museum’s Memorial Day weekend exhibits featured:
• A special re-installation of the exhibition “A Rendezvous with Death: Local Sacrifice in the First World War.” This exhibition highlights Sullivan County residents who participated in World War I and includes photos, artifacts, little known facts and interesting information about the war and those who participated in it. It will remain open through Fourth of July weekend.
• Free admission to active duty military members (with ID) and up to five family members through the museum’s status as a Blue Star Museum. This free admission for members of the military and their families runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Other specials for the weekend included hands-on activities for kids with Native American artifacts, fossils and more. There were special discounts on all gift shop merchandise.
Ongoing exhibits at the museum include:
• “Water and the Valleys,” an exhibit on the history of the Rondout and Neversink watershed area from early geological times to the 20th century. This exhibition includes a section on the Lenape Native Americans, early area settlers, farming, local industries and more.
• “Tunnels, Toil and Trouble: New York City’s Quest for Water and the Rondout-Neversink Story,” an engaging exhibition on the New York City water supply system and the towns that were removed to build the system, includes why New York City needed water, a description of the three water systems, the heartache of the people who had to give up their homes and how the complex system was built.
• “1930s Catskill Family Farm” is an outdoor, open air experience with several early farm buildings all illustrating life on a Catskill family farm during the 1930s about to be removed for the building of a New York City reservoir. Building include a farmhouse, 1870s barn, electric plant, milk house, outhouse and workshop with WORKING waterwheel.
• “One Teacher, Eight Grades, One Room” is a new temporary exhibition on a one room school in the Tri-Valley area. Includes a full size replica of a one-room school.
Time and the Valleys Museum is located at 332 Main Street (State Route 55) in Grahamsville. The Museum is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. through September or by appointment. Adults admission is a suggested donation of $5, children under 16 $2, and children under 6 are free. Museum members are FREE.
For more information call 845 985-7700, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org.