The Time and the Valleys Museum is set to open to the public Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 pm from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. A new exhibit, “One Teacher, Eight Grades, One Room,” will be on display, focusing on the one room schools of the Tri-Valley area.
Current exhibitions 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 NYC 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 NYC reservoir. Building include a farm house, 1870s barn, electric plant, milk house, outhouse and workshop with working waterwheel.
“One Teacher, Eight Grades, One Room” is a new temporary exhibition on one room school in the Tri-Valley area. Includes a full size replica of a one room school.
The Museum is located at 332 Main Street (St. Rt. 55) in Grahamsville, Sullivan County. Adults admission is a suggested donation of $5, Children under 16 $2, and children under six are free. Museum members are free.
For more information visit the Time and the Valleys Museum’s website.
Photo of Time and the Valleys Museum barn provided.