Reopening on Sunday, October 25th

Please be advised that Time and the Valleys Museum will be closed until Sunday, October 25th. Although all of our staff is safe and healthy, we are exercising an abundance of caution due to the Tri-Valley Central School closure. We apologize for any inconvenience, but are sincerely looking forward to seeing you on October 25th.…

Chili Take Out!

Join us on Saturday, November 21 from 3 PM to 5:30 PM at the Museum Parking Lot for our mouthwatering Chili Take Out! Get your appetite’s ready because this scrumptious menu includes: 16 oz. chili (mild or hot, with all the fixings), rice, cornbread, and ice cream for only $10 per meal. Catered by the…

Virtual Museum

Enjoy our virtual and interactive exhibits for FREE! Download a copy of our Rondout Reservoir Driving Tour, play games, view past exhibits, and more. Check back for extra fun updates!  

Water and the Valleys

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.

Tunnels, Toil and Trouble

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…

A 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. All of the buildings are furnished with period furniture, equipment, tools…

JOIN US ON ZOOM!

Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 2 PM via Zoom

Military historian Charles Breiner will discuss Japan’s relationship with the United States, starting with Commodore Mathew Perry’s visit to Japan in 1853 until the war with the United States began on December 7, 1941. Topics include Japanese transformation from a feudal system to a modern industrialized military power, the first Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War, the Japanese seizure of Manchuria in 1931, the Second Sino-Japanese War, and an explanation of how President Roosevelt maneuvered Japan into going to war with the United States.

Virtual attendance is EASY. Just email us at info@timeandthevalleysmuseum.org to register and you will received a reply email invitation with information on
how to log in to Zoom.us for the event.

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.

From left to right: 1880’s Barn, Farm Power Plant, Milk House, Workshop with working Waterwheel & Farmhouse

Be part of making history! Our 1930s Lost Catskill Farm is entering Phase 2 of expansion...and we need your help! What does Phase 2 include? So much! Most importantly, the acquiring, moving and restoring of donated historical buildings, and the creation of educational programs. To donate, please CLICK HERE and know that we thank you so much for you support and generosity!!

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

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Mission Statement

Connecting Water, People and the Catskills

Vision Statement

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

October 2020- SUNDAY ONLY - October 25th....12pm to 4pm
Other days and times by appointment.

Adults suggested donation: $5
Children (6 to 17) suggested donation: $2
Children under 6: FREE

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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
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