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Sullivan Co: Ellenville History Talk, Museum Volunteer Day


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elllenville bookThe Time and the Valleys Museum has announced a New Volunteer Day and a program by Henry “Bucky” Green on the History of Ellenville have been set for 1 and 2 pm on Sunday, May 20th on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County.

New Volunteer Day is an open house for anyone interested in learning about volunteering at the Museum. Visitors will take a tour of the Museum, meet the staff and volunteers and learn all about the different programs and projects that need volunteer assistance. The perks and benefits of volunteering, including a discount in the shop, travel reimbursement and free admission to programs will also be presented. This program is free and open to people of all ages with an interest in history and a willingness to help. Continue reading

NYC Water Supply Talk April 8th In Catskills


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The entrance to the Neversink Tunnel connecting the Neversink Reservoir to the Rondout ReservoirA presentation on New York City’s Water Supply System has been set for Sunday, April 8th at 2 pm at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County.

Adam Bosch, NYC DEP Director of Public Affairs will talk about the operation, protection and maintenance of New York City’s water supply – the largest municipal drinking water supply in the country.

Bosch will also share information and photos from the Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel, a project to repair the longest tunnel in the world, along with a preview of the upcoming Ashokan Century Program. Continue reading

Photos of Catskill Farms Taken For NYC Water Supply Sought


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Rondout Reservoir core wallThe Time and the Valleys Museum in Sullivan County is seeking photographs of farms taken for the building of NYC’s Water System Reservoirs of: Ashokan, Schoharie, Cannonsville and Pepacton.

All photos received will be used in the “Lost Catskill Farm,” phase I of a 1930s Catskill Family Farm exhibit, which will include a farm house, milk house, 1870s reconstructed barn, workshop (powered by a working waterwheel), outhouse, well house and electric plant, The exhibit is expected to open to the public this September. Continue reading

Catskills: Return of the Eagle, Raptors History Talk Mar 4th


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bald eagleHistorian Tom Riley is set to give a power point presentation on the return of the American Eagle and other raptors on Sunday, March 4th at 2 pm, at the Time and Valleys Museum in Grahamsville.

“Return of the Eagle” traces the history of the American Eagle and other raptors from their near extinction in the 1960s as a result of the devastating effects of DDT and other chemicals, to today when eagles can be found in almost every state. Continue reading

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