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…

Heritage Baking Book

Join us here at the Museum on Saturday, December 11th from 11am to 3pm! Our charming shop is stocked with unique books, gifts, heritage toys, local crafts and more to fill shoppers gift giving needs. All shoppers receive a 10% DISCOUNT off everything, and Museum members get 20% off! They will also receive a FREE pair of historic notecards with each purchase. Spend the afternoon shopping, supporting the Museum and visiting the three floors of Museum exhibits.

Heritage Baking Book

The new 70-page Heritage Baking Book has tried-and-true old time treasured recipes for cakes, muffins, pies, cookies and much more, all from local bakers of the past. 
 
It includes a history of baking and information and photos of many of the early local bakers, including bakers from the Smith, Hornbeck, Sheeley and Erath families.
 
$15 per copy
$12 for Museum Members

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.

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.

Please

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

REOPENING SPRING 2022
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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