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100th Anniv of Women Winning Right to Vote Event


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Nellie Childs Smith (1885 – 1972) of Eureka with her sisters, 1911.On Sunday, November 5 at 2 pm, The Right to Vote: 100th Anniversary Commemoration will be held at the Time and the Valleys Museum in Grahamsville, Sullivan County.

The program starts with Charles Ford of Newburgh giving a talk on: “The Making of the Nineteenth Amendment”, including early movements from 1800-1834, suffrage movements around the world and suffrage champions including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Stanton, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Sojourner Truth and Alice Paul. Continue reading

Wilderness to Woodstock: Unique Catskills History Film Showing


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Williams house neversink (1893)The Time and the Valleys Museum will show a film on the history of the Catskill resorts from 1823 to 1974 on Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m. on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville.

This story of the Catskill resorts from 1823 to 1974 was originally a slide presentation by Manville Wakefield, and narrated by Miles Ellison.

The Catskills have been a popular vacation area since the early 1800’s for famous artists and New Yorkers. Continue reading

Barn Restoration at the Lost Catskill Farm


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time and the valleys museum barnA talk on the 1870s barn restoration at the Lost Catskill Farm behind the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, NY, will be held on Sunday, October 15th at 2 pm.

Zeke Boyle of Beechwoods Barns, Narrowsburg NY, reconstructed the historic 1870s Huff Barn at the Museum’s Lost Catskill Farm with help from Robert V. Curry. Zeke will speak on the barn, including how the barn was dismantled by volunteers including Trustee David Forshay, the challenges in reconstructing a historic barn in a new location and a history of 19th century barns. Continue reading

Program on Lenape Native Americans Sun Sept 24th


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Lapowinsa, Lenape chief, 1735A historical re-enactment, The Story of the Lenape will be held at the Time and the Valleys Museum in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, on Sunday, September 24, at 2 pm.

Historical Re-Enactor Tom Riley will play the part of a Lenape warrior, painted for war. He recounts the origins of the Lenape and trace their history from the earliest times through the colonial period into the present. Riley will discuss how the land of our first inhabitants was dispossessed and their way of life destroyed by the arrival of European settlers. Continue reading

Sullivan County: Neversink History Afternoon Sun, Sept 10th


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Main Street NeversinkNeversink History Afternoon will be held on Sunday, September 10th from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Time and the Valleys Museum in Grahamsville, Sullivan Caounty, NY.

The Museum’s collection of historical records, photographs, books and artifacts will be available to visitors, bringing to life the history of the Town of Neversink.

The afternoon also includes an exhibit on Town of Neversink maps from the late 1800s, and a program at 2 pm by Charles Barbuti III, “Friends, Family and Fun at the Farm: What Neversink Meant to My Dad,” about life in 1930s Neversink. Continue reading

Old Time Fair Saturday Set For Grahamsville Fairgrounds


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spinning demonstrationTime and the Valleys Museum’s annual Old Time Fair is being held on Saturday, July 29th from 10 am to 5 pm at the Grahamsville Fairgrounds on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, in Sullivan County, NY.

Held rain or shine, events include horseshoe pitching, skillet tossing, games of skill, the annual pie auction, and local crafts vendors. Good food, live music and more throughout the day.

There will be old time craft demonstrations including hands-on quilting for children, the age old art of spinning wool into fiber and a blacksmith demonstrating the process of working iron into tools over a fire. New this year, Rural Animal Rescue of Grahamsville will be on-site with their Petting Zoo. Continue reading

Time and the Valleys Museum Creates Endowment Fund


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time and the valleys museum check presentationThe Time and the Valleys Museum has announced that an endowment fund has been established at the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, located in Montgomery. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan will manage the Terry Forshay Endowment Fund, exposing the fund to a wider audience to encourage and nurture its growth. The fund was established by the Museum to honor Master Gardener Terry Forshay of Willowemoc, NY, who passed away in 2008.

The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan facilitates and managed endowment funds that grow and benefit the community. They currently manage more than 250 permanent charitable funds for individuals, families, businesses, and organizations. Continue reading

Sullivan County’s First World War Sacrifices


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Leonard Houghtaling from Neversink (on right) served overseas and fought in WWIJuly, 2017 is 100th anniversary of the first U.S. forces sent overseas to fight in World War I. The Time and the Valleys Museum in Grahamsville, NY will be honoring the men who fought in the war and the women who supported the troops by hosting a new exhibit and weekend of special programming on July 8th and 9th.

The new exhibit, A Rendezvous with Death: Local Sacrifice in the First World War highlights Sullivan County residents who participated in WWI. It includes photos, artifacts and little known facts and information about the war. The new exhibit can be viewed through Labor Day during Museum hours: Thursday through Sunday, noon to 4 pm and weekends in September. Continue reading

Shawangunks: Civil War Years at Lake Mohonk


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Robi Josephson in the Mohonk GardenEnterprise and Courage: Civil War Years at Lake Mohonk a talk by Robi Josephson will be held at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville on Sunday, June 11, at 2 pm.

Visitors to Mohonk Lake saw a very different place during the Civil War. Find out how different as author Robi Josephson traces the earliest days of the mountain house tradition in this illustrated program. Continue reading