During the Great Depression many Americans relied on their home gardens to grow herbs for use as home health remedies.
Time and the Valleys Museum in Grahamsville, in Sullivan County, NY will present “Herbal Plants at the 1930s Lost Catskill Farm” on Sunday, June 25 at 2 pm.
Museum trustee and horticulturist Diana K. Weiner will discuss growing and harvesting annual and perennial herbs in the Museum’s 1930s Catskill Farm garden.
The 1930s Lost Catskill Farm is a farmhouse, outhouse, barn, electric plant, milk house and working waterwheel which helps visitors experience life in the 1930s through displays, videos, games and hands on activities.
The program is weather permitting and free to members; $5 for non-members.
Ongoing exhibitions at the Museum are interactive for all ages and include:
“Water and the Valleys” 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” explores New York City’s quest for water and the Rondout-Neversink Story, an interactive exhibit on NYC water supply system and the towns that were removed to build the system, which includes computer interactives, games, puzzles, videos and building a dam and tunnel.
Connecting water, people and the Catskills, the Museum is open weekends Memorial Day to the end of September, noon to 4 pm. It’s located at 332 Main Street in Grahamsville (State Route 55), Sullivan County. Admission for adults is $5, children under 16 are $2, and children under six are free.
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