Upcoming Events

The Delaware in the American Revolution

Members: FREE, non-members: $5 Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 2 PM – 4 PM Frank Salvati, a specialist in northeast colonial history, has been speaking on Native American related topics since 1990. He will discuss the Delaware’s part in the “frontier war”. At the outbreak of the American Revolution, the Delaware Native Americans desperately tried…

The Great Covered Bridges of the Mid-Hudson Region

Members: FREE, non-members:$5 Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 2 PM – 4 PM Sullivan and Ulster Counties stand at the forefront of New York State’s covered bridge history, and Sullivan County can claim the first covered timber bridge built in the state! Several of New York’s most significant covered bridges still stand in the Hudson…

Hikes for Seniors

Members: FREE, non-members: $5 Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 2 PM – 4 PM Lisa Lyons from Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor, will give a talk on hiking for seniors, including identifying the best hiking places, hiking safety and more. Includes a guided short walk afterwards for those who are interested.

We Love our Volunteers Reception

Volunteers: FREE, Guests: $15 Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 2 PM – 4 PM A delicious luncheon to thank volunteers for their invaluable service. Special Program: A display of the many different transcribing projects completed by people all over the country and a presentation by James Ayers on his transcribing project, the Juliana Hanford George…

One Room Schools Exhibit Opening Reception

Members: FREE, non-members: $10 Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 2 PM – 4 PM Up until the 1950s, one room schools were commonplace in rural areas. Join us for a celebration of local one room schools, and learn about the teachers, the students, a typical school day, lessons, recess, manners, discipline and more. Includes a…

Lost Catskill Farm Afternoon

Members: FREE, non-members $5 Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 12 PM – 4 PM Go back in time to dairy farming in the 1930s – learn how to hand milk a cow, make ice cream and butter, how milk was kept cold and transported before electricity and more. Sullivan County Dairy Ambassadors will be on…

1930s Lost Catskill Farm Hoedown

Members: $30, non-members: $35 Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 5pm-10pm Eat 1930s-themed food, drink prohibition cider and bathtub gin-ger ale, dance to knee-slapping tunes, pitch a game of horseshoes, bid at the entertaining Pie Auction and socialize with family and friends at the Museum’s major annual fundraiser. Visit www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org to order tickets starting in March!

The History of Wintoon, A Grand Neversink Estate

Members: FREE, non-members: $5 Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 2 PM – 4 PM Local summer resident Laura Brock will speak about the history of Wintoon, an estate built by Clarence Roof after he bought out the Parker Place in 1882. Roof’s adopted daughter, “Frank” Hovey Roof Connell married surgeon and inventor, Karl Connell who…

The Suffragists- Fight for the Vote in Sullivan County

Members: FREE, Non-members: $5 Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 2 PM – 4 PM Women won the right to vote after decades of struggle and against strong opposition from men – and some women – who feared that government would be placed “under petticoat rule.” Ultimately, it was effective leadership and the development of what…

8 Grades 3 R’s One Room Schoolhouse

Members: FREE, non-members: $5 Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 2 PM – 4 PM Calling all Tri-Valley alumni! Take a look back at your school days through yearbooks, Townsman articles, photos, recorded interviews and the new one room schoolhouse exhibit. Includes a presentation by Phyllis Coombe, former TVCSD teacher, on the history of the Tri-Valley…

Denning History Afternoon

FREE Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 1 PM – 4 PM Have conversations and reunions while viewing rich collections from Claryville and the Town of Denning that bring life to the history of the Upper Neversink and Upper Rondout valleys. Town of Denning Historian, Tom McGee will be on hand with his growing collection of…

A Day in the Life of a Farm Wife at the Lost Catskill Farm

Members: FREE, non-members: $5 Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 1 PM – 4 PM Experience what life was like for a woman living on a 1930s family farm in the Catskills, with daily tasks included preparing three large meals, baking bread, churning butter, laundry, housework, making soap and candles, planting weeding and harvesting from the…

Neversink History Afternoon

FREE Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 1 PM – 4 PM Photos, records, stories and artifacts from the Town of Neversink will be available and researchers on hand to answer questions. The afternoon includes a special program highlighting the silent films made in Neversink during the first decade of the 20th century.

A History of the Root Cellar

Members: FREE, non-members: $5 Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 2 PM – 4 PM Talk by Museum Trustee David Forshay of Willowemoc on the importance of root cellars in the past as a place to store winter food supply, including vegetables, fruits, nuts or other foods. Includes info on how to construct a root cellar.

Events Leading to the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

Members: FREE, Non-members: $5 Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 2 PM – 4 PM 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…