A recreated Catskill depression-era family farm about to be taken for the building of the reservoirs.
OPEN: 12pm to 4pm, Saturday’s and Sunday’s through September 2023.
Other dates/time by appointment only.
From the 1930s through the 1950s, over twenty farming communities were lost when New York City came to the Catskills to build reservoirs and take our abundant water. People, animals and even cemeteries were moved, buildings destroyed and all evidence of human life eliminated . . . until now.
The recreated Catskill farm preserves the story of their loss and celebrates the simple family farm life.
The farm family’s story comes to life through the use of mobile technology, stationary and hands-on activities.
Period buildings, artifacts, tools and equipment help visitors explore:
NEW! Visit our latest EXHIBIT!
As the Wheel Turns: Water Powered Industry in the Catskills
A fun and interactive exhibition for all ages! Explore the history of local grist mills, tanneries, excelsior mills and carding and fulling mills!
Coming soon… Granary, Smokehouse, Sap house and more!