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A History of the Root Cellar
October 24 @ 2:00 pm
A History of the Root Cellar and How to Build One
Sunday, October 24th 2 p.m. at the Time and the Valleys Museum
An illustrated talk: A History of the Root Cellar and How to Build One will be held on Sunday, October 24th at 2 p.m. virtually on Zoom and in person at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, NY.
Talk by Museum Trustee David Forshay of Willowemoc on the importance of root cellars in the past as a place to store the winter food supply, including vegetables, fruits, nuts or other foods. Includes information on root cellar construction in your basement. This is a detailed class with everything you need to know about the history of root cellars in the northeast and how to build your own.
Admission: Members are free, and non-members: $5 for adults and $2 for children. In Person attendance is limited to 30 and registration is required. To register please email email@example.com with your name and number of attendees, and put In Person Registration in the subject line, or call 845 985-7700. To attend the program virtually on Zoom, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link, and please put Zoom Program Registration in the subject line. Includes admission to the 1930s Lost Catskill Farm and to the Museum’s three floors of interactive exhibitions.
About the Time and the Valleys Museum: Connecting Water People and the Catskills, the Museum is currently open by appointment and during programs. Located at 332 Main Street in Grahamsville (St. Rt. 55), Sullivan County, admission for adults is a suggested donation of $5, children under 16 $2, and children under six are free.
Museum exhibitions are interactive and both fun and educational for all ages:
· Water and the Valleys, an exhibit on the history of the Rondout and Neversink watershed area from early geological times to the 20th century. This exhibition includes interactives such as a Native American artifact guessing game, grinding corn with a mortar and pestle, videos and more.
· Tunnels, Toil and Trouble: New York City’s Quest for Water and the Rondout-Neversink Story, an interactive exhibit on NYC water supply system and the towns that were removed to build the system, which includes computer interactives, games, puzzles, videos and building a dam and tunnel.
· 1930s Lost Catskill Farm, a farmhouse, outhouse, barn, electric plant, milk house and working waterwheel help visitors experience life in the 1930s through displays, videos, games and hands on activities.
· New! One Teacher, Eight Grades, One Room an exhibition on one room schools in the Tri-Valley area.
The Time and the Valleys Museum is proud to be a Blue Star Museum, a collaboration between the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and over 1,500 museums across America to provide free admission to active duty military members (with ID) and up to five family members. This free admission for members of the military and their families runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
For more information call 845 985-7700, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org. To schedule a group tour for children or adults, please call 845-985-7700.