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Taking Their Water for Our City
March 20 @ 10:00 am
Taking Their Water for Our City:
Archaeology of New York City’s Watershed Communities
Sunday, March 20, 2 p.m.
Join Dr. April M. Beisaw, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Vassar College on Sunday, March 20th at 2 p.m. virtually on ZOOM to explore NYC’s Water System and its impact on local residents.
New York City has clean water because it comes from pure and rural mountains. However, there is nothing natural about New York City’s water. To create the water system, thousands of people lost homes and businesses, and had to sue the City for compensation.
Join Dr. Beisaw and learn about her research and exploration over the last nine years with her Vassar College students hiking portions of the city-owned watershed to document the ruins of lives cut short by a distant city. In what was left behind, researchers can begin to estimate the price that rural people paid for providing clean water to City residents.
Admission to the program: Members are free, and non-members: $5. Non-members can make a donation on the Museum’s website: www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org before registering. Registration is required. To register and receive a program link, please email email@example.com and put Water System Talk in the subject line, or call 845 985-7700.
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.