The Time and the Valleys Museum in the Catskills, has announced a virtual program The Story of New Netherland: Dutch Colony 1624 – 1664, set to be held on ZOOM on Sunday, July 12th, with historian and former teacher Thomas Riley of New Jersey. [Read more…] about Story of New Netherland Virtual Talk
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The Time and the Valleys Museum has announced a virtual program: The Great Covered Bridges of the Mid-Hudson Region, with Ron Knapp, co-author of American Covered Bridges: Practical Crossings – Nostalgic Icons, set for Sunday, June 7, at 2 pm. [Read more…] about Mid-Hudson Covered Bridges Virtual Program
The 6 ½-mile-long Rondout Reservoir was built in from the late 1930s to early 1950s, to collect clean Catskills drinking water as part of New York City‘s supply network.
Three towns, Eureka, Montela and Lackawack, were removed (including all the buildings, trees and vegetation and cemeteries) and the residents displaced for the building of the reservoir.
In the 1930s and 40s, New York City came to the Catskills and took land they needed to build reservoirs for their expanding water supply system. Thousands of people’s lives changed forever, as they were forced to move away from family and friends and the homes they loved. [Read more…] about 1930s Historic Catskill Farm Expansion Planned
The Time and the Valleys Museum provides two interactive field trips to immerse students in the importance of water to all life, and the history of how water has changed both the environment and our culture over thousands of years.
Guided by trained Museum educators, students handle million year old fossils and Native American artifacts, build tunnels, visit an outdoor 1930s farm with a farm house, barn, milk house and working waterwheel, experience an interactive exhibition on NYC’s water supply system, and more. [Read more…] about Time and the Valleys Interactive K-12 Field Trips
Author Ronald Knapp is set to give a presentation: Shawangunk Ridge and Towns: Then and Now on Sunday, November 24, at 2 pm at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County.
Based on his book, The Gunks: (Shawangunk Mountains) Ridge and Valley Towns Through Time (America Through Time, 2015), Knapp will discuss the Gunks, renowned for stunning landscapes, rugged topography, glistening grey-white escarpments, magnificent Victorian hotels and precipitation-fed lakes, and framed by the valleys of the Rondout Creek and the Wallkill River. While focusing on the ridge, his talk will explore the mutually beneficial economic impacts of other historical developments in the valleys. [Read more…] about Shawangunk Ridge Author Talk in Sullivan County
Neversink History Afternoon has been set for Sunday, November 3 from 1 to 4 pm, at the Time and the Valleys Museum in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, NY.
The Museum’s rich collection of historical records, photographs, books and artifacts will be available to visitors and researchers, bringing to life the history of the Town of Neversink. [Read more…] about Neversink Local History Afternoon Planned
The Annual Denning and Claryville History Afternoon at the Time and the Time and the Valleys Museum in Grahamsville in the Catskills, has been set for Sunday, September 29th.
The Museum’s rich collections of photos, records, books, oral histories and more from Claryville and the Town of Denning, which looks at the history of the Upper Neversink and Upper Rondout valleys, will be open to all visitors from 1 pm to 4 pm. [Read more…] about Denning, Claryville History Afternoon in Catskills
The Time and The Valleys Museum is set to host the Mountain Athletic Club (MAC) of Fleischmanns and the Atlantic Base Ball Club of Brooklyn at the Grahamsville Fairgrounds in Sullivan County for a nineteenth century baseball showcase, on Saturday, August 24. [Read more…] about 19th Century Baseball In The Catskills
Charles Breiner of Claryville is set to give a talk on the Spanish-American War on Sunday, August 11 at 2 pm, at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, NY.
Breiner will explain the role of Theodore Roosevelt before and during the war, why the battleship USS Oregon captured headlines for 67 days, and discuss some of the unintended consequences of the war that lasted well into the twentieth century. [Read more…] about Spanish-American War Talk in the Catskills