Time and the Valleys Museum

Time and the Valleys Museum

332 Main Street, Grahamsville, NY 12740 - United States




Three floors of interactive exhibitions on the history of the Rondout and Neversink watershed areas before, during and after the building of NYC’s Delaware Water System in the early 20th century. New this year - a 1930s Catskill Farm with house, milk house, barn, outhouse and working waterwheel!


Water and the Valleys
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 1930s.

Tunnels, Toil and Trouble
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 Delaware Aqueduct, experience the building process by actually building a dam or tunnel, and learn about the men who “did the dirty work.”

WOW: Water on Water
Watercolor paintings of the watersheds, including activities for kids.

1930s Lost Catskill Farm
A house, outhouse, milk house, barn, electric plant and workshop with working waterwheel, all interactive with videos, games and activities fun for children and adults.

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