Located behind the Museum, the new 1930s Lost Catskill Farm tells the story of farmers who were forced to give up their land to build NYC’s water system. Period buildings include a farm house, outhouse, milk house and workshop powered by a working waterwheel. All of the buildings are furnished with period furniture, equipment, tools…
This permanent exhibition covers the history of the Rondout and Neversink Valleys from the pre-history geological periods, Native Americans, early settlers, farming, tanning and other early industries, through the 1930’s.
This exciting exhibition includes the history of NYC’s complex water system AND the history of the towns taken to build the system. Listen to the voices of local residents and learn about their lives, hear what it was like to work in the Delaware Aqueduct, experience the building process by actually building a dam or…
Rondout Reservoir Tour Overview
On this tour you will learn about the Rondout Reservoir, how it was built and who lived there before.
You will see ghostly images of a way of life long past, which was very much alive in the 1930s, where today there is only water.
The communities of Eureka, Montela and Lackawack were eliminated and all residents forced to move to build this reservoir.
For most residents, with close ties to family, neighbors, church and business, the move was a very traumatic one.
This tour is a circular one, and goes around the whole reservoir.
This tour is made possible with funds from the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
WOW: Water on Water
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2019 Family Adventures Award
Time and The Valleys Museum was named one of the BEST places for families to visit in the 2019 Hudson Valley Family Adventure Awards! We’re very proud of this distinction, and hope you’ll spread the word.
1930s Lost Catskill Farm!
Located behind the Museum, the new 1930s Lost Catskill Farm tells the story of farmers who were forced to give up their land to build NYC’s water system. Period buildings include a farm house, outhouse, milk house and workshop powered by a working waterwheel. An 1870's barn was painstakingly disassembled and reassembled on site, and visitors can also see an original 1930's power plant.
Visitors can even download a mobile app audio tour of the farm onto their smart phone or mobile device. The tour reflects a ten year old girl’s perspective on everyday local farm family life.
Time and The Valleys Museum
Connecting Water, People and the Catskills
The Time and the Valleys Museum is a living and interactive resource that preserves the past, educates the present and ensures the uniqueness of the Rondout and Neversink watersheds for all generations.
Hours & Admission
Memorial Day to Labor Day: Thursday to Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
September - Weekends - noon to 4 p.m.
Other days and times by appointment.
Adults suggested donation: $5
Children (6 to 17) suggested donation: $2
Children under 6: FREE
Town of Neversink and Town of Denning residents: FREE every Thursday
Many people already know the story of the land, homes, farms, businesses, and graves that were taken to build New York City’s
Catskill and Delaware water supply systems. What most people don’t know is that the story did not end there.
We’re passionate about safeguarding the story of NYC taking of our lands for water. This passion has grown into an amazing project.... Click here to find out more
Funded by the Catskill Watershed Corporation