Tunnels, Toil and Trouble:
New York City’s Quest for Water and the Rondout-Neversink Story
This exciting new exhibition (opened May 22!) 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 the Delaware Aqueduct, experience the building process by actually building a dam or tunnel and learn about the men who “did the dirty work”. Great for all ages!
The Family Farm: 1920 to 1950
Learn about local farming in the Rondout and Neversink watershed areas from 1920 to 1950. This exhibition includes photographs of local farms and farm buildings by LaVerne Black, an interactive “What’s That?” wall, a recreated farm kitchen from the 1930’s and the many unusual farm tools and implements.
Water and the Valleys: The History of the Rondout and Neversink Valleys
This 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 1930’s.