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Family farm the focus at Time and the Valleys

May 3, 2012

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Family Farm: 1920 to 1950 will be the opening exhibit at Time and the Valleys Museum this season, starting on Saturday, May 5 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. There will be an ice cream social from 2 to 4 p.m.

Visitors will see the tools and equipment used on the farm, learn about the types of activities, including planting and harvesting crops, caring for and milking cows, butter churning and food preservation; and experience a recreated “farmhouse kitchen” with coal stove, International Harvester Refrigerator and old fashioned wringer washing machine.

The museum, located at 332 Main St. (Route 55), includes three floors of exhibits on the history of the Rondout and Neversink watersheds. Adult admission costs $2, children under 16 $1, and children under six are free. Visit www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org.