Please consider donating to the Time and the Valleys Museum.
Your donation will help us preserve the history of water, people and the Catskills — and create programs, projects and exhibitions on many different local history subjects for both children and adults.
Giving is easy! Just click the Donate button and follow the steps on the next screen. You can specify how your donation will be used. (Options are explained below.) And recognition is given to donors who desire it through plaques, panels, programs and other media. If you wish to keep your donation anonymous or make it in the memory of, or in the name of a friend, family member, or loved one, please include instructions in the +Add a note field on the second page of the form.
Terry Forshay Endowed Fund
A donation to the Terry Forshay Endowed Fund is a gift for the future. Your donation will be added to the principal in the fund, and only the interest it creates will ever be utilized. Our financial security grows with this important fund.
Project: Recreating a 1930s Lost Catskill Farm
An important multi-year project, this farm will preserve the memories and artifacts from an earlier, simpler way of life, before NYC came to the Catskills to take our water. Funds donated to this project will help create displays within the farm buildings, fund creation of audio tours and help with maintenance costs.
General Operating/Where Most Needed
While not the most glamorous, it is the most important giving need. General operating costs include utilities, salaries, and helping us keep the Museum open to the public.
Each year, the Museum creates many educational programs that are open to the public for both children and adults. Our educational programs attract visitors to the Museum and educates them on many local history subjects, and they’re fun, too! Currently we are creating a field trip program for elementary schools, which needs both funding and lots of volunteers.
The Museum has space for both permanent and changing exhibitions. Past exhibitions include: The Paintings of Manville Wakefield, and the Family Farm 1930 – 1950. We would like to change the exhibitions once a year, bringing many different themed exhibits to the public. New exhibition costs can range from $5,000 – $50,000 per exhibit. This fund will help make that possible.
The Museum has a large collection of photographs, books, maps, tools, clothing, household items and many other artifacts. To preserve and store these artifacts and photographs is ongoing and extremely costly, as we receive new items weekly. Funds received for collections will be used to purchase acid-free boxes and containers, which are needed for items that are awaiting proper storage.