26 Hoag Road
D&H Canal Park
Cuddebackville, NY 12729-026
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Our mission is to preserve, document and interpret the history of the peoples and industry of the Neversink and Shawangunk valleys of New York's Catskill region -- its commerce and technologies and their effect on the transformation of our society from an agrarian to an industrial one. We put the D & H Canal in its historical and technological context; more than just images and artifacts, we explain why the Canal needed to be built, its consequences for commercial and industrial development in New York State, and the technological advances that made its creation possible. The Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation has an important story to tell about the creation of our American enterprise.
Institute for Early Film Studies
D.W. Griffith called Cuddebackville “the most beautiful, altogether the loveliest spot in America…There is a quality about the light there, particularly a twilight that I have never found elsewhere; it is transcendently illuminative for [moving] pictures.” Photoplay, 1916
Black Diamonds: a History of the D&H Canal
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