HIDDEN TREASURES OF THE CATSKILLS
New Program at Time and the Valleys Museum
GRAHAMSVILLE, November 2021– An illustrated talk by author Tony Musso: “Hidden Treasurers of the Catskills,” will be held on Sunday, November 7 at 2 p.m. virtually on Zoom and in person at the Time and the Valleys Museum on State Route 55 in Grahamsville.
New York’s Catskill Mountains became a booming summer resort area in the 19th century, and left behind a number of structures that today serve as reminders of an earlier time. Boarding houses and cottages that once attracted tourists from New York City and the elaborate resorts that followed tell the history of a remote region transformed into beloved summer colonies. Learn about a variety of sites which remain under the mainstream tourist destination radar, including Woodchuck Lodge, the boyhood home and final resting place of renowned naturalist and author John Burroughs, Zaddock Pratt’s home in Prattsville, the Delaware and Hudson Canal, ten stone houses that date back as early as 1685 in Kingston, the mill complex of the Hanford family, and many more.
Admission for members is free. Admission for non-members is $5 for adults and $2 for children. In-person attendance is limited to 30 and registration is required. To register, please email email@example.com with your name and number of attendees, and put In-person Registration in the subject line, or call 845-985-7700. To attend the program virtually on Zoom, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link, and please put Zoom Program Registration in the subject line. Admission price includes admission to the Museum’s three floors of interactive exhibitions.
Connecting Water, People and the Catskills, the Time and the Valleys Museum is currently open by appointment and during programs. The museum is located at 332 Main Street in Grahamsville (State Route 55), New York.
Museum exhibitions are interactive and both fun and educational for all ages:
• 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 interactives such as a Native American artifact guessing game, grinding corn with a mortar and pestle, videos and more.
• Tunnels, Toil and Trouble: New York City’s Quest for Water and the Rondout-Neversink Story: An interactive exhibit on the New York City water supply system and the towns that were removed to build the system. The exhibit includes computer interactives, games, puzzles, videos and building a dam and tunnel.
• 1930s Lost Catskill Farm: A farmhouse, outhouse, barn, electric plant, milk house and working waterwheel help visitors experience life in the 1930s through displays, videos, games and hands on activities.
• New! One Teacher, Eight Grades, One Room: An exhibition on one room schools in the Tri-Valley area.
The Time and the Valleys Museum is proud to be a Blue Star Museum, a collaboration between the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and over 1,500 museums across America to provide free admission to active duty military members (with ID) and up to five family members. This free admission for members of the military and their families runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
For more information or to schedule a group tour call 84- 985-7700, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org.