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Hidden Treasures of the Catskills
November 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Author Talk: Hidden Treasures of the Catskills
Sunday, November 7th 2 p.m. at the Time and the Valleys Museum and on Zoom.us
An illustrated talk by author Tony Musso: Hidden Treasurers of the Catskills will be held on Sunday, November 7th 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.
New York’s Catskill Mountains became a booming summer resort area in the nineteenth century and left behind a number of structures that today serve as reminders of an earlier time. Boarding houses and cottages that once attracted tourists from New York City and the elaborate resorts that followed tell the history of a remote region transformed into beloved summer colonies. Learn about a variety of sites which remain under the mainstream tourist destination radar, including Woodchuck Lodge, the boyhood home and final resting place of renowned naturalist and author John Burroughs, Zaddock Pratts’ home in Prattsville, the Delaware and Hudson Canal, ten stone houses that date back as early as 1685 in Kingston, the mill complex of the Hanford family, and many more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for the link, and please put Zoom Program Registration in the subject line. Includes admission 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.