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!        

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…

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…

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!!

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

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

time-and-the-valleys-musuem-outside-building

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

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

More Info...

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