The Pomeroy Fund for NYS History has awarded 20 history-related organizations across New York State $5,000 each during its fifth grant round to bring back or hire museum educators. [Read more…] about $100K Awarded To Museum Educators
Time and the Valleys Museum
Issued in 1708 and covering two million acres of land in Ulster, Greene, Orange, Sullivan and Delaware Counties, the Great Hardenbergh Patent influenced the history of the Catskill Mountain region in a number of ways. At that time it was common to grant land in large tracts to owners who promised to bring settlers.
The patent owners were heroes and anti-heroes, shaping that history, and the Hardenberghs were no different. A Hardenbergh rescued precious state records during the American Revolution, a Hardenbergh was part of the early days of the Anti-Rent Wars, a Hardenbergh designed some of the most iconic buildings in New York City, and a Hardenbergh was instrumental in the creation of the Catskill Park.
The Time and the Valleys Museum, located at 332 Main Street in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, NY, will host “Cider Making on the 1930s Catskill Farm,” a program set for Sunday, October 9th from 1 to 3 pm.
The Time and the Valleys Museum in Sullivan County, NY have announced “Neversink History Afternoon,” an event where the public can browse through Town of Neversink photos, records, stories and artifacts from the museum’s archives to learn about the town’s history, set for Sunday, September 25th. [Read more…] about Neversink History Afternoon Set For Sunday
The Time and the Valleys Museum will host a virtual program on Japanese Knotweed, the invasive plant that has been taking over Catskill streambanks, set for Friday, September 23rd. [Read more…] about Fighting the Spread of Japanese Knotweed
Killing Time in the Catskills: The Twisted Tale of the Catskill Ripper Elizabeth “Lizzie” McNally Halliday (Self Published, 2019) by Kevin Owen is the true account of serial killer Lizzie Halliday (c. 1859 – 1918), who was responsible for several deaths in the Catskills area during the late nineteenth century.
In her late twenties, Halliday left behind a trail of failed marriages, bigamy, horse theft, arson, insurance fraud and multiple murders. She killed a nurse while institutionalized and is speculated to have killed her first two husbands. After her sensational trial in Monticello in Sullivan County, NY, Halliday became the first woman in the world sentenced to die in the electric chair. Although eventually locked behind bars for life, she managed to continue her crimes. [Read more…] about Killing Time in the Catskills: Serial Killer Lizzie Halliday
The Time and the Valleys Museum in Sullivan County in the Catskills will host “Discover WATER!,” a program about watersheds, the water cycle and anything to do with Catskills water, set for Sunday, June 26th. [Read more…] about Discover Water Kids Afternoon in the Catskills
The Time and the Valleys Museum will host “A Day in the Life of a Catskill Farm Family,” an event looking at dairy farming in the 1930s, set for Sunday, June 5th, at the 1930s Catskill Farm. [Read more…] about Catskills Farm Afternoon Fun at Time and the Valleys Museum
In Building the Ashokan Reservoir (Images of America, 2021), Frank Almquist brings to life the story of how this massive dam, miles of dikes, and water controls was built more than 100 years ago mostly by hand, an undertaking nearly the magnitude of the Panama Canal.
Construction started on September 30th, 1907 and the dam and dikes, followed by roads and bridges, was completed in December, 1917. Completion was ahead of schedule and under budget. [Read more…] about Building the Ashokan Reservoir: A New Book, Talk Planned
The Time and the Valleys Museum will host regular New York Almanack contributor and Sullivan County Historian John Conway on Sunday, April 3rd to explore the lives of the Lenape People who lived in Sullivan County and the surrounding area before the arrival of colonial settlers. [Read more…] about Lenape Language, Culture and Legacy (Virtual Talk)