New exhibition: The Rondout and Neversink Watersheds and New York City's Delaware Water Supply System
02/03/2012 - A new exhibition is currently being installed at The Time and the Valleys Museum entitled The Rondout and Neversink Watersheds and New York City's Delaware Water Supply System. Scheduled to open in the fall 2012, this new exhibition will illustrate the history of the building of the Rondout and Neversink Reservoirs and the connecting tunnels, and how they fit into the Delaware Water Supply System. Visitors to this exhibition will enjoy seeing large, colorful, eye-catching exhibit panels and video clips telling the fascinating story of the building of the Rondout and Neversink reservoirs and the importance of the system to New York City, as well as its impact on the local area. They will hear worker's voices and the voices of those who lived in the towns, touch tools used in the construction, walk through a large replica of a tunnel and actually build a working dam model.
The Museum is currently seeking information, photographs, tools and work or personal items used in the building or by the men who built the reservoirs and tunnels (from the 1930s through the 1950s). These items will be included in the exhibition when it opens this fall. Anyone with information pertaining to the building of the Rondout and Neversink Reservoirs and connecting tunnels is asked to please call the
Museum at 845 985-7700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Items can be either loaned or donated to the Museum, and photographs and documents can be scanned and returned.
Located at 332 Main Street in Grahamsville (St. Rt. 55), the Museum is currently closed until April. From April through October the Museum is open Thursday to Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.. Adults admission is $2, Children under 16 $1, and children under six are free. With THREE FLOORS of exhibitions, the Museum also has a Local History Resource Center (open Thursday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment) and Museum Shop with local history and environmental publications, handcrafted artwork and gifts by local craftspeople, old fashioned toys and other unique items. For more information call 845 985-7700 or go to our website: timeandthevalleysmuseum.org.
The Time and the Valleys Museum is a living and interactive resource that preserves the past, educates the present and ensures the uniqueness of the Rondout and Neversink watersheds for all generations.